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      Ready to Roc! – World premiere of the new T-Roc

      The new T-Roc1: Volkswagen's fourth SUV
      Compact T-Roc with new, expressive design style, coupé-like roof section, strikingly wide front and sportily snappy proportions
      Extensive standard features, large array of driver assistance systems, latest infotainment generation with full connectivity and trendy bi-colour concept
      Dynamic ride characteristics, powerful engines and optionally 4Motion all-wheel drive

      As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain.

      Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said at the world premiere in Italy: "The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities. It marks a milestone in our SUV offensive."

      The SUV market is booming – especially in the compact segment. Experts estimate that the segment will almost double in size over the next decade. It is for this reason that Volkswagen is bringing in another attractive model in the compact SUV space, below the Tiguan: the T-Roc. With its package of features it sets new benchmarks and is equally appealing to customers of every age, from young singles to empty nesters. With its sporty modern design, it stands for a new emotive Volkswagen style and thus sets a new course within the model range.

      Snappy, sporty dimensions outside, great functionality inside – that's the new T-Roc. The optionally front-wheel or all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the aplomb of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact model. And it does indeed rock the segment – in varying ways depending on specification and above all colour combination. For the T-Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A-pillars and exterior mirror housings).

      Numerous design elements define the new five-seater's style: at the front it is the wide radiator grille unit with integrated dual headlights and the repositioned light signature, which make the T-Roc unmistakable even at night. The lines of the elongated silhouette are on the other hand characterised by a particularly striking chrome element that runs from the A-pillars across the complete side roof line all the way into the C-pillar and is reminiscent in form of a coupé. The off-road look is enhanced by all-round, dark plastic trim, which protects the bodywork around the wheel arches and side sills, as well as the vehicle's front and rear.

      The interior has been adapted to the exterior design. It has a robust SUV feel and modern treatment of surfaces. The interplay between the Active Info Display and the specific infotainment system creates a new, digital and interactive cockpit. Via smartphone and Volkswagen Car Net it is possible to use a wide spectrum of online services and apps and to integrate the telephone and/or media library. Another feature being offered by Volkswagen in the new T-Roc is the "Security & Service" package (including Emergency Service, Automatic Accident Notification and Roadside Assistance).

      The new T-Roc is positioned within the segment below the Tiguan and like the latter and the Atlas/Teramont is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). If all five seats are occupied, luggage space when loaded up to the top edge of the rear seat backrests totals 445 litres. The backrests can also be folded down in a 60/40 split, yielding luggage capacity of up to 1,290 litres. Hardly any other SUV in this class offers such a spacious package.

      Even the ‘T-Roc' base version comes with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist. Also part of the base specification are details such as air conditioning, the Composition Colour infotainment system, LED tail light cluster, visual underbody guard (black) and LED daytime running lights in the bumper.

      Volkswagen will be offering the new crossover based on the 'T-Roc' specification version. In addition, two higher lines on a par with each other, 'Sport' and 'Style', are available in parallel for maximum personalisation of the T-Roc. While the T-Roc 'Style' is characterised by exclusive touches such as the interior's decorative panels available in a choice of four colours, the focus in the case of the T-Roc 'Sport' is on sporty features such as the standard sport comfort seats.

      In its market segment, the T-Roc is in a league of its own when it comes to its driver assistance systems. Standard features on all T-Roc vehicles include: the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the active lane keeping system Lane Assist and the Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking. The SUV can optionally be configured with ten further driver assistance systems. These include adaptive cruise control (ACC), Rear View reversing camera, the lane change system including Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, lane keeping system Lane Assist, Park Assist including manoeuvring brake function, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. The T-Roc can be adapted to the driver's personal preferences via a range of further assistance systems that is exceptionally large for this vehicle class. In addition to adaptive chassis control DCC and progressive steering, these include electric operation of the rear hatch and starting system Keyless Access.

      Like the larger Tiguan, the new T-Roc too is being offered with efficient turbocharged engines: three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesels (TDI). They are being offered partly with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox, partly with front-wheel drive, 4Motion all-wheel drive (including 4Motion Active Control as standard) and the dual clutch gearbox (7-speed DSG). The T-Roc will take its place in the €20,000 class segment (German market). Its market launch begins in Europe this November.



















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      08-23-2017 03:57 PM #2
      That looks pretty sweet, actually. After the snoozefests VW has delivered us lately (sportwagen/GTI/Golf-R notwithstanding) they could use a quirky vehicle to capitalize on the CUV craze.

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      08-23-2017 03:59 PM #3
      Isn't that a rendering? So still could just be typical vw concept car vaporware.

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      08-23-2017 04:03 PM #4
      Sees manual transmission shifter

      I'll take "configurations the T-Roc most definitely won't be available if this vehicle comes to the United States for $500," Alex.

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      08-23-2017 04:03 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      Isn't that a rendering? So still could just be typical vw concept car vaporware.
      It's CGI like a lot of companies use for their reveal pictures these days. It's very much a real car.
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      08-23-2017 04:04 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      Isn't that a rendering? So still could just be typical vw concept car vaporware.
      It's real, and its spectacular!
      http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswa...s-and-pictures
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      08-23-2017 04:05 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      It's CGI like a lot of companies use for their reveal pictures these days. It's very much a real car.
      I guess I was less doubting the nameplate making it to production, but I have doubts that the production vehicle will look as nice as these images. Hopefully I am wrong.

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      08-23-2017 04:06 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      I guess I was less doubting the nameplate making it to production, but I have doubts that the production vehicle will look as nice as these images.
      This IS the production model.
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      08-23-2017 04:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      This IS the production model.
      Then I am happy. Was expecting it to get watered down like everything else they put out.

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      08-23-2017 04:16 PM #10
      Interior design is nice (other than door panels), but materials look cheap and they hopefully will have an option to not have the dash be body color. Outside looks good other than C pillar chrome and the DRLs being in the bumper.

      Hopefully it makes it over here and isn't cheapened to all hell.

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      08-23-2017 04:25 PM #11
      I can dig it, and I think I know why(besides the manual and digital dash)...

      (It looks like the current Edge Sport which is my all time favorite SUV)

      Only weird design is the c pillar, but compared to the HRV and that Toyota thing the blind spot look much smaller. I wonder how it woll compare with the encore. This could be the first "SUV" I bring home

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      08-23-2017 04:25 PM #12
      Category of Surprised:
      *This is actually being built
      *Available with manual trans
      *It looks good


      Category of Not Surprised at all:
      *FWD only manual trans
      *No USA
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      08-23-2017 04:31 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryephile View Post
      *No USA
      We're getting our own version. Since the T-Roc is built in Portugal it will be pricey to import, so a more locally-built one is in development. Hopefully the one we get will not vary greatly from this model (but I think I remember reading it will be bigger -- but I could be wrong).

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      08-23-2017 04:35 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      We're getting our own version. Since the T-Roc is built in Portugal it will be pricey to import, so a more locally-built one is in development. Hopefully the one we get will not vary greatly from this model (but I think I remember reading it will be bigger -- but I could be wrong).

      I'll file that one under the "I'll believe it when I see it" category.
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      08-23-2017 04:39 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryephile View Post
      I'll file that one under the "I'll believe it when I see it" category.
      I'd believe it: this is one of the hottest growing segments right now. The "Tiguan Classic" is VW's compact-suv seat-filler until the T-Roc gets to dealerships. VW has been pretty transparent with this news.

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      08-23-2017 04:48 PM #17
      This actually looks great.
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      08-23-2017 04:57 PM #18
      It's MQB so they could build it in Mexico probably. I think I read they could build various models from that platform on the same production line simultaneously.

      Looks pretty awesome. Would like to see what the final drivetrain options will be like. (GTE version please)

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      08-23-2017 04:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      My reaction exactly. I dig it a lot more than I thought I would.

      As long as they don't USDMify it like they did the Tiguan, and if (by the grace of God) VW screws up and offers us another MT + 1.8T combo, I could be convinced.

      EDIT: So is this (old) Tiguan sized, or like Nissan Juke sized?
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      08-23-2017 05:03 PM #20
      This thing is seriously awesome. I hope it comes here exactly like the pictures show. Also see below...


      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      We're getting our own version. Since the T-Roc is built in Portugal it will be pricey to import, so a more locally-built one is in development. Hopefully the one we get will not vary greatly from this model (but I think I remember reading it will be bigger -- but I could be wrong).

      STOP MAKING THINGS BIGGER FFS!!!


      Do auto manufacturers not realize CUVs are so popular because people were sick of how big SUVs were getting? Not everyone wants everything to be bigger/get bigger all the time!

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      08-23-2017 06:05 PM #22
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      08-23-2017 06:08 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryephile View Post
      I'll file that one under the "I'll believe it when I see it" category.
      Volkswagen has confirmed that we'll get the T-Roc in some form or another.

      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      EDIT: So is this (old) Tiguan sized, or like Nissan Juke sized?
      From Autocar:

      "At 4234mm in length, 1819mm in width and 1573mm in height, the T-Roc is 252mm shorter, 11mm wider and, due to its more road-car-like ground clearance, a considerable 131mm lower than the second-generation Tiguan. Although the two VW models share the same 2603mm wheelbase, their track widths differ: the T-Roc’s front and rear tracks are 24mm and 31mm shorter than those of the Tiguan at 1546mm and 1572mm respectively.

      Compared with the recently facelifted seventh-generation Golf, the new VW SUV is 21mm shorter, 21mm wider and 120mm higher. Its wheelbase is also 31mm shorter than the German car maker’s traditional hatchback."

      It's sized like the Juke, HR-V, Renegade... Stuff like that.

      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      STOP MAKING THINGS BIGGER FFS!!!

      Do auto manufacturers not realize CUVs are so popular because people were sick of how big SUVs were getting? Not everyone wants everything to be bigger/get bigger all the time!
      I don't think that's why CUVs are popular...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      Do auto manufacturers not realize CUVs are so popular because people were sick of how big SUVs were getting? Not everyone wants everything to be bigger/get bigger all the time!
      In reality customers are asking for things to get bigger all the time.
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