Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen T-Roc
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc Front (2).jpg
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Production 2017–present
Assembly Palmela, Portugal (AutoEuropa)
Foshan, China (FAW-VW)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout FF / F4
Platform Volkswagen MQB
Related Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Golf
Audi Q2
SEAT Arona
Powertrain
Engine Petrol: 1.0l (I3), 1.5 and 2.0l TSI
Diesel: 1.6l (Future), 2.0l TDI
Transmission 6-speed manual
7-speed DSG
Dimensions
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)[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[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 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.

Mechanicals[edit]

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.[2] Volkswagen estimates a fuel mileage of 57.6 MPG and 129 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Petrol
Model Displacement Power Torque Acceleration

0–100 km/h

Top speed Transmission
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
Diesel
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.[7]

Platform[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padgett, Marty (4 March 2014). "Volkswagen T-Roc Concept: 2014 Geneva Motor Show Live Photos". MotorAuthority. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  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". stern.de GmbH, Hamburg. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 Volkswagen T-Roc review". AutoFile. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ Kew, Ollie (27 February 2014). "VW T-Roc concept (2014) first official pictures". CarMagazine. Retrieved 26 July 2014.