Volkswagen has just welcomed a fourth member to its SUV family called the T-Roc, a compact SUV that sits below the Tiguan. The new SUV is Volkswagen’s attempt to woo the younger audience with its fresh design and extensive personalisation options. The new T-Roc also has plenty of modern technologies to follow its stylish looks.
Like the rest of Volkswagen’s new model range, the T-Roc is based on the group’s modular MQB platform. The T-Roc wears the similar face as the rest of its SUV siblings thanks to the large front grille and muscular design. Its imposing silhouette is further highlighted by the chrome trim that extends from the A pillars all the way to the taillamps. The black trims around the lower section of the car strikes the T-Roc as a suitable companion for the great outdoors. The T-Roc is also the first Volkswagen SUV that is available with a contrasting roof.
Its eye-catching design philosophy stretches into the otherwise familiar cabin. In the T-Roc ‘Style’ line, customers can have the interior panels painted from a choice of four vibrant colours while the ‘Sport’ line comes with sport comfort seats. However, there’s still no word on a sporty R-Line though. Boot space is rated at a cavernous 445 litres.
The most striking trait of the T-Roc is its class-leading safety features. As standard, the T-Roc is equipped with Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking. Further options include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), reverse camera, Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, Park Assist, Traffic jam Assist and Emergency Assist. The T-Roc may be compact in size, but generous in safety.
Like the Tiguan, the T-Roc is available with three turbo petrol engines (TSI) and three turbodiesels (TDI) variants, all paired to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. As standard, all T-Rocs are front-wheel driven with the option for the 4Motion all-wheel drive upgrade.
When the T-Roc hits the market in November later this year, it will rival the Mazda CX-3, Kia Stonic and Hyundai Kona.