Volkswagen is all set to expand its SUV lineup with the introduction of new T-Roc compact SUV in just eight more days.
So, in order to keep the hype going, the brand has released a couple of new sketches and a teaser video which gives us a glimpse at the SUV’s exterior as well as the cabin.
The crossover, which according to Volkswagen, boasts crisp proportions, a progressive design and a wealth of innovations, will be underpinned by the brand’s Modular Transverse Matrix MQB platform, mimicking the Golf’s 2,640mm wheelbase which is 41mm shorter than the Tiguan.
Dubbed as the ‘Golf Crossover’, the T-Roc is expected to offer similar powertrain packages as the Golf - an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo with 115bhp, a 148bhp 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, four-cylinder 1.6 and 2.0 litre turbodiesel mills, and also a GTI version utilising the direct-injected and turbocharged (EA888) engine producing around 240bhp.
Exterior features include a wide radiator grille with integrated dual headlights, bumper-mounted DRLs and cornering lights, a protruding liftgate which links up to chunky C-pillars, and a raked window.
The interior architecture is expected to look a lot like the concept, offering similar colour theme as the exterior, a unique dashboard design, a 9.2-inch infotainment screen which will support speech and gesture controls, VW’s Active Info Display similar to the new Passat and Tiguan, and a centre console that was inspired by a motorcycle helmet.
Here to take on models like the Audi Q2, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the T-Roc, which could be offered in either two-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, will sit underneath the existing Tiguan, aimed at those who want a raised, more practical version of the Golf.