VW is working hard to come back from the diesel emission scandal and with the raging popularity of crossovers, we knew VW was getting into that market. VW’s crossover is now official and it is called the T-Roc promising to combine the “dominance of an SUV with the dynamism of a compact hatchback.” The T-Roc will be packed with safety tech including Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Lane Assist as standard equipment.
T-Roc will be available with an optional glass-encased infotainment system and a new generation Active Info display. There are six different TSI and TDI engine options available with power ranging from a low of 115 PS to 190 PS. The high-end 190 PS engines will come standard with VW’s 4MOTION AWD system and a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
T-Roc is a 5-seater SUV promising small exterior dimensions combined with plenty of seating and 445 liters of luggage space. The 60/40 split folding rear seats can be laid down to get 1,290 liters of storage space when needed. VW will offer lots of customization option with T-Roc Style version getting two-tone paint standard and optional two-tone paint on the T-Roc Sport.
VW is pricing the T-Roc in the €20,000 segment in Germany, which work out to about $24,000 in the US. That would pit the T-Roc against SUVs from a variety of manufacturers. VW also notes that it will have an optional Comfort mobile phone interface with inductive charging and an external antenna for better reception.
Wireless charging and connectivity with that external antenna will be done by placing your phone in the storage compartment. Buyers will also be able to get an optional Beats-powered audio system with 300W, 8-channel sound tuned specifically for the T-Roc interior. The base T-Rock is the Style with Sport as the mid-range and an R-Line (pictured) as the high-end offering. It’s not clear at this time if the T-Roc will be offered in the US. We first talked about the T-Roc in late August.