Volkswagen T-Roc breaks cover

  • VW shows T-Roc SUV concept
  • Previews look of future of VW SUVs
  • A full 20cm shorter than Tiguan
Words ByTom Webster

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The Volkswagen T-Roc concept points to the future look of VW SUVs.

Revealed in a series of official drawings before it making its debut at the Geneva show, the T-Roc is a two-door, four-seat SUV, that comes with a removable roof. This carbon-composite roof can be removed in two parts and then be stored in the boot.

The T-Roc concept is 418cm long, and 183cm wide, so is 20cm shorter than VW's current smallest SUV, the Tiguan. It also sits 20cm lower than the Tiguan.

It comes with the 2.0-litre 181bhp turbodiesel engine from the Golf GTD, which is connected to a newly developed DSG gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system. VW says that the concept is faster than the Golf GTD, with 0-62mph coming in 6.9 seconds, compared with the Golf's 7.5sec. The T-Roc is also estimated to emit 129g/km of CO2 and average 57.6mpg.

It has three driving modes - Street, Offroad and Snow, which are chosen via the gearshift. They modify the running gear, engine and gearbox, and the hill start and descent systems.

The dashboard is dominated by a 12.3-inch colour display tablet, which is touch-controlled and is locked into the dash.

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