Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen T-Roc
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc Front (2).jpg
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive
PlatformVolkswagen MQB
RelatedVolkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Golf
Audi Q2
SEAT Arona
EnginePetrol: 1.0l (I3), 1.5 and 2.0l TSI
Diesel: 1.6l TDI, 2.0l TDI
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed DSG
Wheelbase2,595.9 mm (102.2 in)
Length4,229.1 mm (166.5 in)
Width1,831.3 mm (72.1 in)
Height1,501.1 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight1,420 kg (3,130 lb)[1]

The Volkswagen T-Roc is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen. Its main rivals are the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Dacia/Renault Duster, Hyundai Kona, Opel Crossland X, Mazda CX-3, Ford Ecosport, Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V. The T-Roc is slotted below the Tiguan[2] and above the slightly smaller T-Cross.

The T-Roc was unveiled as a concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor 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 says that the car is relatively light because of the way it is constructed.[3][4]

The T-Roc made its worldwide debut in Italy on August 23, 2017. It was introduced as Volkswagen's fourth SUV.[5] 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.[6]

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 as well as in 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). The T-Roc was sold in New Zealand in limited numbers, and 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 mph (100 km/h) in 6.9 seconds, and a top speed of 130 mph.[2] Volkswagen estimates a fuel mileage of 57.6 MPG and 129 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Model Displacement Power Torque Acceleration

0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)

Top speed Transmission
1.0 TSI 115 Inline 3 – 999 cc (61 cu in) 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) 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; 148 hp) at 5000 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅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; 187 hp) at 5000 rpm 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 1500 rpm 7.2 s 216 km/h (134 mph) 7 speed DSG
1.6 TDI 115 Inline 4 – 1,598 cc (98 cu in) 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 3250 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 1500 rpm 10.7 s 200 km/h (124 mph) 6 speed manual
2.0 TDI 150cv SCR 4Motion Inline 4 – 1.968 cc (120 cu in) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 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 petrol engines and a diesel are being sold from the start – another two diesels and one more gasoline engine will be sold later.[7]


The T-Roc uses the MQB platform, which it shares with the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT León, Audi A3, and the Škoda Octavia.[8]


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  2. ^ a b Stoklosa, Alexander (February 2014). "Volkswagen T-ROC Concept: Ready T' Rock Off-Road". CarandDriver. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "T-ROC". VolkswagenUK. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. ^ Gibbs, Nick (3 March 2014). "Volkswagen T-ROC concept makes its debut". AutoExpress. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. ^ Tahaney, Ed (23 August 2017). "VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC SUBCOMPACT CROSSOVER MAKES WORLD DEBUT IN ITALY". MotorTrend. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Dieser Golf kann klettern". GmbH, Hamburg. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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  8. ^ Kew, Ollie (27 February 2014). "VW T-Roc concept (2014) first official pictures". CarMagazine. Retrieved 26 July 2014.