We must admit that we were not too impressed by the sketches, but the new VW T-ROC Concept looks pretty good especially when it gives a preview of a possible SUV range. According to Volkswagen, the T-ROC is a Golf-format concept car positioned a step down from the Tiguan.
Following the CrossBlue (USA), CrossBlue Coupé (China) and also Taigun (India) concept cars, Volkswagen is once again giving a look ahead to possible future SUV models.
The T-ROC Concept’s front end is dominated by the LED headlights and by the LED fog lights, which resemble those found on the Nissan Juke. The T-ROC follows a new design line and interior style. What’s really interesting is that the middle section of the roof consists of two halves that with just a few flicks can be taken off and stowed in the boot.
Visually striking features include the relatively short overhangs and the multi-part 19-inch alloy wheels with size 245/45 tyres. Under the hood, we find the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel direct injection engine that delivers 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.
Bolted to a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), power of the engine is delivered to all four wheels via the 4Motion drive train. The engine has a fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km. Moreover, the T-ROC Concept uses the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) introduced on the Golf & and has a weight of 1,420 kg.