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Volkswagen Officially Teases T-Roc Compact SUV

Modified On Apr 28, 2017 05:22 PM By Raunak

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The T-Roc is expected to be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and is set to become the smallest SUV in VW’s global line-up until the T-Cross Breeze concept-based SUV sees the light of the day.  

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen has officially teased, for the first time, its upcoming T-Roc compact SUV in a video. The T-Roc is based on the concept with a similar name, the T-Roc concept, which made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. An alleged production-spec model of the T-Roc was also spied earlier this month wearing barely any camouflage. 

Volkswagen T-Roc Concept

(In Picture: Volkswagen T-Roc Concept)

The pre-production prototype teased by VW gives us a clear glimpse of how its grille, headlamps and tail lamps will look like. More importantly, you get a hint of its silhouette, which looks more flamboyant as opposed to the Tiguan, courtesy its relatively raked rear windscreen. Its footprints look identical to the 2014 T-Roc concept. Mechanically, the T-Roc is expected to share its mechanicals with the upcoming Polo (naturally aspirated/TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines) and the Golf (not available in India) as well.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Although not confirmed to be launched in the Indian market yet, we cannot rule out the T-Roc’s possible introduction here. VW commenced the local production of the Tiguan, with which the T-Roc shares its platform (MQB), in India recently. So it would be relatively easy for VW to locally produce the T-Roc in the country. 

Volkswagen Tiguan

Further, there are a lot of MQB based cars – such as the Skoda Superb, Octavia, and more – from VW Group already produced locally in the country, along with a few upcoming ones in the pipeline as well (2018 VW Polo, Skoda Kodiaq, VW Passat, Audi Q2, and others). If launched, it will fall in the ever-growing mid-size SUV/crossover segment with vehicles such as the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Renault Captur (the Tata Hexa also falls in the same price band).    

Recommended Read: Production Of Volkswagen Tiguan Starts In India

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