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2019 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc R is a performance-laden 300-PS crossover

Customers seeking a hardcore version of the Volkswagen T-Roc can finally flash a smile. This comes after the German carmaker unveiled a performance version of the high-riding crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R. Sales of the new T-Roc are expected to commence by the end of the year.

The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R was developed by Volkswagen R, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of VW. The carmaker has been using the letter R – indicating its link to motor sports -- since the Golf R32. Now, the T-Roc R is privilege to have inherited the letter, making it the first crossover since the Touareg R50 to bear the initial.

To indicate the performance potential of the new Volkswagen T-Roc R, it features a specially redesigned radiator grille with a polished silver anodized aluminum band on the underside. The radiator grille also bears the “R” logo while the bumper boasts of a sporty design as finished in the vehicle color. Integrated into the front bumper are vertically arranged daytime running lights,

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New Volkswagen T-Cross is the carmaker’s latest and smallest SUV

Volkswagen is introducing its smallest sports utility vehicle so far, this further expanding its SUV lineup. With the new and tiny Volkswagen T-Cross, the German carmaker is taking advantage of the continued growing demand for SUVs, whether large or small.

With a styling that makes it appear like a smaller brother of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the new VW T-Cross is underpinned by the A0 version of the VW Group’s MQB platform. This is the same platform that underpins other models in the VW Group such as the VW Polo and Audi A1 as well as the SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona crossover.

The compact nature of the new VW T-Cross is wrapped in its small dimensions. It boasts of a length of just 161.8 inches (4.11 meters), making nearly as long as the Nissan Juke small crossover. Inside, the new VW T-Cross can accommodate between 13.6 cubic feet (385 liters) to 16.07 cubic feet (455 liters) of cargo, depending on the position of the rear seats. These rear seats can slide 5.5 inches (14 cm), thereby increasing or reducing the available cargo space. When the rear seats are folded down, the cargo space offered by the VW T-Cross increases to 45.24 cubic feet (1,281 liters). An optional folding front passenger seat can be availed by customers who need more cargo room.

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VW plans to produce cabriolet version of the T-Roc compact SUV

We could sense that Volkswagen has some big plans for the new T-Roc compact SUV. In fact, on February 23, they announced that a cabriolet version is on its way to be produced in 2020. It will essentially be a convertible version of a new SUV that has not been established in the market.

A lot of us were actually surprised at the fact that Volkswagen announced this and the fact that they are coming out with a model that has a non-existent history of open roof crossovers.

Having said that, nothing is stopping the automaker from investing €80 million to bring the drop top T Roc to production. In the United States, that’s more or less $100 million. And this money will go the company’s Osnabrück plant where the convertible crossover will be produced. We have not actually heard of any details regarding the said model, but as you could see, the rendering depicts a two-door version of this folding hardtop.

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Expect VW T-Cross to arrive in Europe dealerships in 2018 and in the US by 2019

Volkswagen recently launched a teaser video of what they will be launching in the next 12 months. And one of the models they featured was the T-Cross. This confirms that the production version of the model will finally be able to join us later this year as the automaker’s smallest crossover to date.

Here is the thing, the video is merely a brief teaser of each of their upcoming cars and that they did not provide specific details about when or where the T-Cross could make an official debut. However, based on the latest speculations, it might come out sometime earlier in the year. We might actually be able to see it debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March. If you remember, it was back in 2016 that VW first premiered the T-Cross Breeze concept as a preview for their smallest crossover.

However, unlike the concept that we saw two years ago, the production version will not be a droptop. And from the spy shots we saw earlier, the road-going variant has been going through tests in the snow. The vehicle looks like a smaller version of the Tiguan, the automaker’s existing SUV. While it does share the same MQB platform as the polo, it is a shorter version of it.

Read the entire article Expect VW T-Cross to arrive in Europe dealerships in 2018 and in the US by 2019

As part of its new electrification strategy, German carmaker Volkswagen is working to finalize the production version of the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz SUV concept and introduce the new vehicle to the United States in 2020. This goal was further confirmed when the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz – along with the I.D. Buzz concept -- made its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Volkswagen first unveiled the I.D. Crozz Concept at the 2017 Auto Shanghai in China. The carmaker then updated the concept and took the wraps off it at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As revealed, the I.D. Crozz features a size similar to the 2018 Tiguan but with the shape of a four-door coupe. The updated I.D. impresses both masculinity and dynamism thanks to its wide bonnet, cleanly contoured wings as well as a roof with a high-gloss black exterior finish.

Its LED headlights generate an unmistakable light graphic and give the I.D. Crozz its own identity both day and night. The concept features an unusual door layout in which the front doors hinge and the rear ones slide back. The B-pillar has been removed to allow the doors to open wide and make it easier for passengers to access the cabin.

Read the entire article VW reaffirms plans to offer I.D. Crozz-based electric crossover in the US by 2020

At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed the all-electric I.D. Crozz II Concept as a way to tell the audience that they are pushing through with electrification in 2020. At first glance, the design of this concept will remind you of the earlier I.D. Crozz. The compact crossover picks up design cues from it, but is more stylish and eye-catching with its two-tone colour scheme. The one we are seeing live is finished in a Hibiscus Red Metallic paint and a silver roof.

Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO said in his statement that their company focuses on making technology more accessible to people. He also said that the Golf of the future must still be the people’s car.

Better than the first concept, the Crozz II aesthetically looks better with its new and cleaner headlights, getting rid of the louver-like strips of LED lights. The contrast that the two-tone paint gives really helped with the vehicle’s design, especially from the rear three-quarters perspective. There is a nice balance between the silver roof and the red body, making it really stand out from the crowd.

Read the entire article VW I.D. Crozz II Concept looks more stylish than the previous electric crossover concept

Volkswagen recently revealed their first ever compact crossover, namely the T-Roc. This model goes right below the Tiguan in the company’s lineup, as its smallest subcompact ever. This model is like a hybrid of an SUV and a compact hatchback, and what we know is that it will be sold in Europe before the year ends. The CUV will make its first public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

When the T-Roc becomes available in Germany and the rest of Europe, customers will be able to choose from a number of engine options - for both gasoline and diesel. This includes a 1.0 liter, a 1.5 liter, and 2.0 liter TSI units, with 114 horsepower (85 kilowatts), 148 horsepower (110 kW), and 188 horsepower (140 kW), respectively. The first two can be had with six speed manual giving power to the front wheels, while a seven-speed dual clutch can be an option for the 1.5 liter unit. The 2.0, on the other hand can be paired with the dual-clutch box. For those who prefer driving a diesel, the T-Roc will be available in a 1.6 liter or a 2.0 liter TDI motor with the same output as the gasoline engines. For the T-Roc, entry-level models will be available in front-wheel drive, while larger engines can get an all-wheel drive option.

Initially, the company considered a plan to bring the model to the United States after the European release, but it seems like the company has changed their mind. Because now, reports say that the model will only be limited to Europe and China, and that piece of tidbit apparently came from VW insiders. This means that the United States will only be limited to the Tiguan if they want a compact model. But even with this statement, US fans should not lose hope at all, as there is still chance for a US-spec T-Roc, said Automobile Magazine. It is just a matter of when we will see one. Who knows, maybe the T-Roc’s future successor will head to North America.

Read the entire article 2018 VW T-Roc will be exclusive to Europe and China, not in the United States

Volkswagen recently just announced their first compact crossover for Europe, that is the stylish T-Roc. However, they also made it clear that only the Polo and Golf hatchbacks will be getting the GTI treatment. This means that we should not expect the Passat or Touareg in a Grand Touring Injection variant. With that being said, you cannot stop artists from rendering what they’ve imagined, and this time, it is a T-Roc GTI. That was quick considering that the CUV only made its world premiere a few days ago.

Without a doubt, the sporty version of the T-Roc will get the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the Golf GTI that can produce as much as 245 horsepower. The GTI Performance upgrade is currently available in Europe. But just because VW is not planning a GTI treatment for the T-Roc doesn’t mean it will not have any other variants. And sources say that there may be a chance for a T-Roc R that is a little more powerful with 310 horsepower engine just like the Golf R.

This was because Herbert Diess, VW chairman, said a few months ago that he would like to consider a more powerful all-wheel-drive T-Roc R. To further support this statement, sources that are close to Wolfsburg have told Autocar that the company’s head asked his engineers to build a development car. If Diess sends the go signal, then expect the T-Roc R to go on production, and it should be ready after the Tiguan R’s release. The Tiguan R is another hot AWD that a lot of us are expecting to see, with a five-cylinder 2.5 liter engine just like the Audi RS3 supposedly.

Read the entire article Check out this VW T-Roc GTI on but don't get your hopes up

Finally, a compact crossover from Volkswagen. That is the T-Roc, a CUV that finds itself just below the Tiguan in the company’s lineup. Speaking of compact vehicles and size, the T-Roc is 166.7 inches (4,234 millimeters) in length, with a 102.5-inch (2,603 millimeters) wheelbase.

That makes it 9.9 inches (252 mm) shorter than a Tiguan. As for the cargo space, it can be expanded from a minimum of 15.72 cubic feet (445 liters) to a maximum space of 45.56 cubic feet (1,290 liters) when the seats are folded.

The T-Roc will be released in Europe first in 2018, before it heads to North America for the next model year. Furthermore, the US market will probably not get as many engine options. The T-Roc will be making its first appearance during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

Read the entire article VW T-Roc is finally entering the compact crossover segment in Europe

Volkswagen has been around for many decades, and for a company so popular, they seem to not have a lot of crossovers and SUVs in their product lineup - but not anymore. This year, VW announced their plans to come out with a T-Roc, which will be placed below the Tiguan in terms of size, height, as well as pricing. The T-Roc is said to be released in Europe before the year ends, but it will take a little longer for the United States market.

As part of its marketing campaign, the company came out with two sketch designs of the T-Roc, following its reveal on August 23 before it gets transported to the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The T-Roc is not really a secret that Volkswagen has been hiding. In fact, we already know that it will be part of the MQB platform, which also means that it won’t be that difficult to guess its technical specifications. We actually do think that the T-Roc will stand out from the other models considering the fact that it is the first model that will be using a mild hybrid system.

Read the entire article VW releases another preview of the T-Roc

Volkswagen gives us a preview of what may be our future cars in the next decade or two. Their latest concept, the I.D. Crozz, is an electric crossover that the automaker unveiled after introducing the hatchback and minivan versions of the I.D.

From the looks of it, the car has a minimalistic design. The curves and creases of the body paired with sleek headlights and illuminated VW badges add to its futuristic design. A pair of all-LED taillights that extend to the rear fenders then give it a unique touch.

The engineers are really focusing on autonomous driving. When “I.D. Pilot” mode is activated, the computers will analyze everything in the car. The adaptive LED headlights will be activated, along with the interior and exterior ambient lighting. The fully autonomous mode will even retract the steering wheel into the dashboard for more cabin space.

Read the entire article VW reveals an I.D. Crozz Concept which looks pretty cool

Volkswagen took the covers off its first plug-in hybrid SUV at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. This Tiguan GTE is indicative of where the brand intends to take the Tiguan in the future. Exhibited as a concept vehicle, the Tiguan GTE is capable of generating a system power of 160 kW / 218 PS.

When in the all-electric mode, it can be driven up to 50 km in "E-Mode" with absolutely no emissions. It has a combined fuel consumption of an average of 1.9 l/100 km with a CO2 emissions rating of 42 g/km. Its driving range as an electric vehicle is quite long as it gains from being equipped with a lithium-ion battery (which can be charged externally up to 13.0 kWh) and the first-of-its-kind solar module that is built into the roof.

The energy generation from this module is dependent on the regional solar radiation power but with the ideal conditions, it can generate as much as 1,000 km of driving range annually. Conditions in Germany may cause it to produce energy for a 500 km drive while in Southern Europe, it can go as high as 800 to 1,000 km.

Read the entire article VW Tiguan GTE hybrid concept with solar module wows audience at Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen introduces its latest Tiguan at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. With sales of more than 2.64 million units for the first generation Tiguan, the excitement is high with the launch of this second-generation SUV.

Four Tiguan versions are on display at the show, three of which are production versions. These include the sporty Tiguan R-Line, an off-road version, and a classic on-road model. Then there’s the concept vehicle – the Tiguan GTE – a plug-in hybrid drive (with a system power of 160 kW / 218 PS) that provides an outlook of what can be expected of this SUV in the future.

The upcoming Tiguan is the first Volkswagen SUV to be built on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform, which improves all of its characteristics. Its dimensions are noticeably sporty and its design is appealing whichever angle you look at.

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Volkswagen AG has already decided to build a crossover in North America. The problem, however, is that it has yet to decide where specifically it would build the vehicle. The financial incentives offered by Mexico and Tennessee are delaying a decision by the German carmaker where to build the midsize crossover.

The tug-of-war is also delaying VW’s efforts to revive its slumping sales in the United States. Sources told Reuters that the state of Tennessee has revived discussions with VW over tax breaks and infrastructure to make the carmaker to build the model in Chattanooga, where it already has a plant.

The revival of the talks comes as Mexico has offered incentives for VW to produce the crossover in a site in its territory. Two sources told Reuters that with the talks ongoing, VW may decide on a production site for the crossover at least until the end of June.

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This is the new special 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Cityscape, a new version of the well-known crossover that features subtle body modifications, a two-tone exterior paint and with a high-quality equipment. Priced from 32,450 euros in Germany, the 2014 Tiguan Cityscape is offered as standard with bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels 'Mallory' in metallic gray, tail lights and license plate lights fitted with LED technology.

Moreover, the Tiguan Cityscape is available in four colors, such as Pure White with the high-gloss black painted roof. Other highlights of the exterior design include the radiator grille with chrome trim, tinted side windows, a sports suspension and a rear roof spoiler.

Inside, the sporty theme is continued with a black headliner and black pillar trim, embroidered seats with ‘Cityscape’ lettering, blue stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum door sills with the ‘Cityscape’ lettering, pedals made of stainless steel and decorative trims in ‘Cool Innox’.

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Volkswagen seems determined to build a new three-row crossover and expands its U.S. factory in Chattanooga. Still, the decision will be made by year end. Apparently, the main reason is that Chattanooga is competing for the new vehicle against Volkswagen's factory in Puebla, Mexico. The new three-row crossover is a new segment for Volkswagen.

Despite it is a little larger than the current Tourareg, the new SUV will need a different design and architecture. According to Autonews, the new crossover requires Chattanooga to produce Volkswagen’s new flexible global vehicle platform, which it calls the MQB toolkit. Still, the next-generation Passat will also move to the MQB toolkit and Chattanooga currently builds only the Passat sedan.

The new three-row crossover was previewed by Volkswagen with the seven-seat Crossblue Concept back in January, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. If built, the new model will help Volkswagen Group to achieve its sales target in the United States of 1 million VW and Audi vehicles by 2018. For those who don’t know, Audi and Volkswagen sold 577,443. In the United States back in 2012.

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Although officials are denying it, Volkswagen will produce the Taigun, according to Autoweek. Unveiled back in 2012 at the Sao Paolo Motor Show, the new Taigun will take on cars such as the Ford EcoSport and will fit in Volkswagen’s lineup two classes below the Tiguan. Ford offers 4WD as an option on the EcoSport, but it appears that Volkswagen will only offer the Tiguan as a FWD model due to the fact that it wants economies of scale with the smaller Up city car.

As expected, the German manufacturer will not offer the Taigun in the United States because the vehicle is way too small and features 3-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, which are not loved by the Americans. Still, the Taigun is expected to be a hit in markets such as Asia or South America.

Sources didn’t reveal a timeline for the production but we might expect this new car by 2016, same year when Volkswagen intents to launch a long-wheelbase, second-generation Tiguan previewed by the CrossBlue Concept, shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Taigun will be assembled in Sao Paolo, Brazil (left-hand drive) and in India (right-hand drive).

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At this year’s São Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil, Volkswagen unveiled the new Taigun Concept, a new compact SUV. Resembling the the very contemporary New Small Family by Volkswagen, the new Taigun is 3,859 mm long, 1,728 mm wide and 1,570 mm tall. Moreover, between the front and rear bumpers, the vehicle sports a wheelbase of 2,470 mm, which is large in relation to its exterior length.

Under the hood, we find a three-cylinder 1.0-liter TSI engine delivering 81 kW / 110 PS and 175 Nm pf torque at a low 1,500/min. With a total weight of just 985 kg, the new Taigun is able t accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186 km/h or 115 mph.

Nevertheless, the vehicle has a fuel consumption of just four and one-half litres of fuel per 100 km. In terms of design, the new Taigun carries the same design line seen on the latest Volkswagen vehicles and we can say that it’s front end is inspired by the bigger Cross Coupe Concept.

Read the entire article 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show: Vw unveils the Taigun Concept

With the belief that the relationship with Suzuki can’t be saved anymore, Volkswagen is proceeding with plans to develop several models on its own. The two companies are currently in the process of breaking up. We’d have to wait a few more years before we could expect a sub-compact Polo crossover to officially debut.

With the rumors circulating, fans are becoming excited about the crossovers and other models that Volkswagen is planning. It was rumored that the Polo crossover will be a true all-terrain vehicle and it will have all-wheel drive, a dual-clutch transmission, all-season tires, skid plates, and heavy-duty suspension.

Furthermore, the new Polo crossover will be lighter by about 176 lbs compared to the current five-door hatchback model. There are six different powertrains available: gas, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and ethanol. Sources inside Volkswagen said that the four different 1.4-liter TSI engines range from 105-hp to 150-hp. Its diesel options include a 1.4-liter TDI three-cylinder and a couple of 2.0-liters with 115-hp and 150-hp.

Read the entire article Vw planning not one, but several new crossovers

In order to boost its sales in the United States even more, it appears that Volkswagen wants to introduce a crossover version of the next-generation Jetta SportWagen. Inspired by the recently introduced Passat Alltrack, the new vehicle will take on popular cars such as the Subaru Outback and will offer uniquely styled bumpers and graphics as well as new wheel-arch cladding and new interior trims.

Vw already tested the American public with the Passat Alltrack Concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show. According to Automotive News, the new car will get the name Jetta Alltrack for the United States, while in Europe might be sold as the Golf Alltrack. Still, do not expect to be a real crossover, as the vehicle will be offered as standard with front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

Apparently, the new Jetta Alltrack will be introduced as the next-generation Tiguan, due in 2014, will be bigger and will offer an optional third row of seats. Mexico will be the place where the new crossover will be assembled, alongside with the upcoming Jetta sedan and SportWagen but also with the upcoming four-door-style coupe based on the same Jetta. Regarding the engines, we will see direct-injection gasoline and diesel powerplants.

Read the entire article Vw considering new crossover to take on the Subaru Outback in the U.S.