This isn’t the first time we see Volkswagen’s all-new T-Roc crossover, so we are not surprised with the car manufacturer’s teaser video. The subcompact is ready to roll out right now, but the carmaker will rather wait until the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. As we announced earlier, the 2018 VW T-Roc will be available in North America as well, most likely in early 2018.
If you look closely the teaser video, you will find that the manufacturer suggests that the upcoming crossover has great on- and off-road capabilities, but we suggest you stick to the road only, because the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc won’t have anything more than a regular subcompact crossover which is not destined for any serious off-roading.
Essentially, VW’s new crossover will have a lot in common with Audi’s Q2. They won’t share the flexible MQB platform, but will also feature a similar footprint. Speaking of which, the T-Roc will get similar measures as its concept version, yet the production model sports a five-door layout.
Even though it’s almost completely camouflaged, the thin wrap doesn’t hide much. We have to admit that the subcompact looks really good. Moreover, the carmaker managed to surprise us with the dynamic and appealing styling, which features an aggressive front end and pretty gorgeous back. Still, although we haven’t seen the interior yet, it’s pretty clear that there won’t be plenty of room, especially in the trunk. But this is the biggest flaw of every modern subcompact, so the 2018 VW T-Roc won’t be alone with the issue.
Performance wise, the carmaker hasn’t brought any details at the table, yet we are that the 2018 T-Roc comes paired with a number of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged. Of course, the overseas model will use both gasoline and diesel options, starting from 1.0 up to 2.0-liter displacement, yet the US model should come with 1.8- and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. The base model will likely get a manual gearbox, but most of the trims will be mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Of course, the crossover will have a standard front-wheel drive, but the carmaker will offer 4MOTION all-wheel drive as an option.
Volkswagen hasn’t announced any pricing information, yet we are pretty sure that the base model should cost around $25K, or even less.