2018 Volkswagen T-Roc
Palmela, Portugal (AutoEuropa)|
Foshan, China (FAW-VW)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||FF / F4|
Petrol: 1.0l (I3), 1.5 and 2.0l TSI|
Diesel: 1.6l (Future), 2.0l TDI
|Wheelbase||2,595.9 mm (102.2 in)|
|Length||4,178.3 mm (164.5 in)|
|Width||1,831.3 mm (72.1 in)|
|Height||1,501.1 mm (59.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,420 kg (3,130 lb)|
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a small sub compact SUV by German manufacturer Volkswagen. Its main rivals are the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Dacia/Renault Duster, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3, Ford Ecosport, Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V. The T-Roc is smaller than the Volkswagen Tiguan.
It was unveiled as a concept car at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. It was designed to be an offroader, with an aggressive design and AWD. Originally, it was said that the T-Roc was not going to be produced, and that instead it would be used to test out concepts for future Volkswagen SUVs. They later said that a car related to the T-Roc may reach production.
Volkswagen calls the design of the T-Roc 'striking' along with the 19 inch alloy wheels. They also say the car is relatively light because of the way it was constructed. The car is painted with Blue Metallic. The removable roof that was in the concept will probably not make it to production, but three door or five door variants will most likely be produced.
The T-Roc made its worldwide debut in Italy on August 23, 2017. It was introduced as Volkswagen´s fourth SUV. There is a 12.3 inch screen where the driver can switch driving modes and access the entertainment system. The gauges are also replaced by an information screen that contains digital gauges.
European market cars are assembled in the Portuguese plant on the edge of Setubal, that was originally built for the Volkswagen Sharan/Ford Galaxy joint venture. Chinese market cars are assembled at the FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture plant in Foshan.
The T-Roc will not be launched in North America, Mexico, Argentina and Russia, as they launch yet another subcompact SUV, the T-Cross, as the officials for Volkswagen said that the T-Roc is better suited to Europe’s tastes as it has smaller dimensions and a lower roofline than the T-Cross.
The T-Roc is not sold in Australia but will be available in New Zealand, many CIS countries, India, Middle East and North Africa (same case as the Touran, as well as the Sharan MPVs) The T-Roc is also not sold in East and Southeast Asia (except China). They have plans to produce them in Brazil.
The T-Roc's turbo diesel injection (TDI) engine from the Golf can accelerate the car from 0 to 62 in 6.9 seconds, and a top speed of 130 mph. Volkswagen estimates a fuel mileage of 57.6 MPG and 129 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
|1.0 TSI 115||Inline 3 - 999 cc (61 cu in)||115 PS (85 kW) at 5,000-5,500 rpm||200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–3,500 rpm||10.1 s||185 km/h (115 mph)||6-speed manual|
|1.5 TSI 150||Inline 4 - 1498 cc||150 PS (110 kW) at 5000 rpm||250 N m (185 lbs.ft) at 1.500-3.500 rpm||8.4 s||204 km/h (127 mph)||6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG|
|2.0 TSI 190 4Motion||Inline 4 - 1,984 cc (121 cu in)||190 PS (140 kW) at 5000 rpm||320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 1500 rpm||7.2 s||216 km/h (134 mph)||7-speed DSG|
|2.0 TDI 150cv SCR 4Motion||Inline 4 - 1.968 cc (120 cu in)||150 PS (110 kW) at 3,500–4,000 rpm||320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–3,000 rpm||8.4 s||200 km/h (124 mph)||7-speed DSG|
The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc currently has six engines available, all turbocharged and with direct fuel injection, though only two gasoline engines and a diesel are being sold from the start – another two diesels and one more gasoline engine will be sold later.
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