The T-Roc concept car from Volkswagen has just had its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. With this world premiere, the Volkswagen brand is giving a preview of a possible SUV range. The striking features of the concept car include its progressive design, the front section with the LED headlights and two removable roof halves.
With the Tiguan and Touareg, Volkswagen already has two successful SUVs in its model range. The T-ROC is a Golf-format concept car positioned a step down from the Tiguan. The T-ROC follows a new design line and interior style. The two-door vehicle also combines the attributes of an all-wheel drive SUV - which doesn't capitulate even when faced with rocky off-road tracks, with the airiness of a convertible. The middle section of the roof consists of two halves that with just a few flicks can be taken off and stowed in the boot. Front and rear cameras, which are backed up in the dark by LED headlights, extend the driver's field of vision.
Powered by a 181 hp turbo-diesel direct injection engine, the T-ROC is equipped with three different driving modes: 'Street', 'Off-road' and 'Snow'. The parameters of the 4Motion drive train, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control vary depending on the mode selected. The 2.0 TDI engine's fuel consumption is a high 20 kpl, while maximum torque is 380 Nm. The car rides on 19 inch alloys and the vehicle body has been designed based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) and thanks to lightweight construction, the SUV weighs just 1,420 kg.