Volkswagen has unveiled the T-Roc compact crossover, sits below the Tiguan in the company’s line-up.

Volkswagen T-Roc Front
The Volkswagen T-Roc takes design inspiration from the Tiguan

Volkswagen has unveiled the T-Roc compact crossover in Italy after a lengthy teaser campaign. The compact crossover was first previewed in a concept form at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the MQB platform, the T-Roc will sit below the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s line-up.

Set to make its public debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, the 5-seater crossover will come in a choice of 3 petrol – a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 117 HP and 271 Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder motor that produces 152 HP and 339 Nm of torque and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder powerplant that makes 193 HP and 434 Nm of torque, and 2 diesel mills – a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder oil burner that produces 117 HP and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder drivetrain that makes either 152 HP or 193 HP. These engines come paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Borrowing design cues from the bigger sibling Tiguan, the T-Roc, in fact, looks like a mini Tiguan. At the front, you have the simple twin-slat grille housed between the slim and slender headlights, LED DRLs and fog lamps. The DRLs serve as turn indicators as well. The muscled wheel arches with black cladding, the alloy wheels and the shoulder line running above the door handles dominate the side profile. At the rear, the T-Roc will definitely remind you of the Tiguan, the LED tail-lights are similar to that of the Tiguan’s. The T-Roc gets a tailgate mounted spoiler and sporty bumper at the rear.

The interior is typical Volkswagen and bears slight resemblances to the 2018 Polo. An 11.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch touch-screen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity, and an 8 channel Bose sound system will be offered as optional.

The Volkswagen T-Roc will also come equipped with Automatic Post-Collision Braking, City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist and Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist and Traffic Jam Assist will, however, be optional.

The Volkswagen T-Roc will be launched in November in the UK and German pricing will start at around 20,000 euros (approximately Rs. 15 lakhs). Volkswagen is considering bringing this car to India and if launched, it will compete with the Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Renault Captur.

Volkswagen T-Roc

– Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the T-Roc compact crossover
– The Volkswagen T-Roc is based on the MQB platform
– T-Roc will be Volkswagen’s first crossover to be offered in a 2-tone paint scheme with a contrasting roof

Volkswagen T-Roc Front Three-Quarter View
The distinctive DRLs on the Volkswagen T-Roc also serve as turn indicators
Volkswagen T-Roc Interior
The Volkswagen T-Roc’s interior gets an 11.3-inch Active Info display digital instrument pack
Volkswagen T-Roc Space
The Volkswagen T-Roc measures 4234 mm, 1819 mm in width and 1573 mm in length, width, and height respectively
Volkswagen T-Roc Side Profile
The T-Roc is Volkswagen’s first crossover to be offered in a two-tone paint scheme with a contrasting roof
Volkswagen T-Roc Top View
The Volkswagen T-Roc comes in a choice of 3 petrol and 2 diesel powertrains
Volkswagen T-Roc Unveiled
The Volkswagen T-Roc will rival the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur
Volkswagen T-Roc Rear
The T-Roc will be positioned below the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s line-up