Volkswagen crossover offensive as resulted in the Volkswagen T-Roc, an entry-level model positioned at the small end of VW’s SUV lineup, which includes the new Tiguan and Atlas.
Previewed by the T-Roc Concept that was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the T-Roc spices up VW’s conservative styling tradition, featuring a more modern design with an emphasis on personalization. It’s actually the brand’s first SUV to be available with two-tone paintwork.
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Built upon the same MQB platform that underpins the larger Tiguan and Atlas, the T-Roc can be had in either front- or all-wheel drive packages with a choice of three gasoline engines and three diesels. The interior features an optional 11.7-inch digital instrument display that replaces the traditional analog gauges and an infotainment system with two available screen sizes — the standard 6.5-inch display or a larger eight-inch unit.
Buyers will have several basic configurations to choose from, each featuring different personalization options, interior equipment and other hardware.
The T-Roc can be equipped with many of the latest safety and assistance technologies from the VW Group, with standard equipment including automatic post-collision braking, active lane keeping and city emergency braking. The options list includes blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, rear view reversing camera, rear traffic alert, park assist, traffic jam assist and emergency assist.
European sales of the Volkswagen begin in November 2017 with a starting price of 20,000-euro (~$23,600 USD). It will also be sold in China, but not in North America anytime soon.