Volkswagen T-Roc makes its World Premiere; Launch begins in Europe this November

VW Group has unveiled a new compact-class crossover – the Volkswagen T-Roc. The ‘T’ in the name refers to the car’s successful frontrunners, the Tiguan and Touareg and the ‘Roc’ in been derived from the English ‘Rock’, which stands for its positioning as a crossover that combines the dominance of an SUV with the agility of a compact hatchback.

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The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities. It marks a milestone in our SUV offensive“, said, Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management.

The market for the compact SUV segment is booming and experts estimate that it will almost double in size over the next decade. It is for this very reason that Volkswagen is bringing the T-Roc which will be positioned below the VW Tiguan. The company is expected to launch the T-Roc in nearly all of the world’s key markets.

Based on VW’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, the T-Roc follows a new expressive Volkswagen SUV DNA which is similar to that of the Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace and the Atlas or Teramont. In terms of dimensions the car measures 4234 mm in length, 1819 mm in width and 1573 mm in height. It has a wheel base of 2603 mm.

The front look of the Volkswagen T-Roc is dominated by the wide radiator grille unit with integrated dual headlights which uses LED technology on the top-spec model. A chrome strip surrounds the grille and the headlamps and gives the car a wider look. The Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and the turn signals are a single unit on the top version while the base version gets horizontal LED daytime running light units with the turn signal units above them. The fog lamps with cornering lights are placed in a separate housing on the lower end of the bumper.

The elongated silhouette of the Volkswagen T-Roc is characterised by a particularly striking chrome element that runs from the A-pillars across the complete side roof line all the way into the C-pillar. The T-Roc is also the first ever Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section, A-pillars and mirror housing.

The off-road look is enhanced by all-round, dark plastic trim, which protects the bodywork around the wheel arches and side sills, as well as the vehicle’s front and rear. The muscular wheel arches enhance the SUV characteristics of the VW T-Roc.

At the rear the T-Roc boats of LED tail lights in 3D design, the VW badge and central T-Roc signature in chrome. The C-pillars at the rear are completely under the glass of the tinted rear windscreen which create an impression of width. The rear bumper houses plastic elements in honeycomb design with reflectors on both ends. Below it are exhaust pipe trims towards the sides and a diffuser in the middle.

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Inside the five-seater compact SUV gets Active Info Display as an option and state-of-the-art infotainment systems, with displays up to 8.0 inches in size. The instruments and the infotainment system are integrated in a decorative surface and depending upon the variant this panel might be dark or painted in a contrasting colour. The colour accents are also found in the door trim. The T-Roc also comes white white or red ambient lighting based on the model chosen.

With all five seats in place, the cargo space measured up to the top edges of the rear seat backrests is 445 litres. The rear seat backrests can be folded with a 60/40 split and completely folding them creates a massive room of 1,290 litres for the cargo.

The VW T-Roc will be available in three versions, Base, Sport and Style. The Style variant is characterised by exclusive touches such as the interior’s decorative panels available in a choice of four colours while The Sport model will focus on sporty features such as the standard sport comfort seats.

The Volkswagen T-Roc comes with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist.

The compact SUV can optionally be configured with ten further driver assistance systems. These include adaptive cruise control (ACC), Rear View reversing camera, the lane change system including Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, lane keeping system Lane Assist, Park Assist including manoeuvring brake function, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. In addition to adaptive chassis control DCC and progressive steering, these include the electric operation of the rear hatch and starting system Keyless Access.

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The new T-Roc is being offered with three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesel (TDI) engines. They are being offered partly with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox, partly with front-wheel drive, 4Motion all-wheel drive (including 4Motion Active Control as standard) and the dual clutch gearbox (7-speed DSG).

The T-Roc will take its place in the €20,000 class segment for the German market. Its market launch begins in Europe this November. The Volkswagen T-Roc can be ordered in any of these 10 colour choices – Deep Black, Pure White Uni, Black Oak Brown Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Curcuma Yellow Metallic, Energetic Orange Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic, Urano Grey Uni, Atlantic Blue Metallic and Ravenna Blue.

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Volkswagen T-Roc Style Features:

  • Ambient lighting (white)
  • Connectivity package
  • Roof in contrasting colour (four colour variants) including A-pillars and exterior mirror housings
  • Trim strips on instrument panel and door trim panels available in one of four colours
  • Chrome exhaust system trim panels
  • Comfort seats
  • 17-inch ‘Mayfield’ alloy wheels (four colour variants)
  • Reading lights, front and rear, and footwell lighting
  • Driver Alert System
  • Visual front underbody guard in silver
  • Visual rear underbody guard in silver
  • Door skins in chrome

T-Roc Style, the entire roof, including the A-pillars and exterior mirrors, may optionally be painted in one of three contrasting colours. The additional colours of these two-tone paints are Deep Black, Pure White Uni and Black Oak Brown Metallic. The dashboard can be finished in a choice of four colours – Black Oak Brown, Ravenna Blue, Energetic Orange Metallic and Curcuma Yellow Metallic

Volkswagen T-Roc Sport Features:

  • Smoked rear lights
  • Smoked rear windows
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Ambient lighting (red)
  • Brake callipers, red, recessed
  • Chrome exhaust system trim panels
  • 17-inch ‘Kulmbach’ alloy wheels (two colour variants)
  • Fog lights
  • Visual front underbody guard in silver
  • Visual rear underbody guard in silver
  • Black roof lining
  • Sport comfort seats
  • Door skins in chrome

The T-Roc Sport is offered in the additional colour ‘Deep Black’ as an option. The dashpad is finished in a shade of Caribou Grey.