Volkswagen T-Roc Small Crossover Caught Completely Revealed

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Following the confirmation that it’s headed to North America, we now have the first spy shots of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the brand’s upcoming compact crossover.

First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, the T-Roc will sit on the MQB platform, much like the upcoming Audi Q3. Although this model’s styling is heavily toned down from the concept, both the crossover’s size, wide hips and its name have carried over. When it arrives, it will slot under the Tiguan and act like a competitor to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 competitor.

A range of engines will be available in Europe. Everything from a 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 115 hp to the much-loved 2.0-liter powerplant (the only one North Americans should hold their breaths for). Back in Geneva, VW was touting the T-Roc as a sporty vehicle, so there is still a chance that it will eventually make the same amount of power as a GTI, thanks to that 2.0-liter engine.

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Europeans will also have the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG.

Any North Americans excited for the new T-Roc should thank Volkswagen’s dealer network, because they were instrumental in convincing VW’s top brass to bring the crossover here.

“Everybody loves T-Roc, everybody,” Alan Brown, VW’s former dealer chairman, told Automotive News in March. “The only concern is whether it’s going to be priced outside of the market, where it wouldn’t do the volume that it deserves to do.”

The Volkswagen T-Roc is slated to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. There is no news yet on when it will make its North American debut.

This article first appeared on VWVortex

  • Rocket

    “Back in Geneva, VW was touting the T-Roc as a sporty vehicle, so there is still a chance that it will eventually make the same amount of power as a GTI, thanks to that 2.0-liter engine.”

    That would be cool. But it seems extremely unlikely when the larger, pricier American Market Tiguan only gets the detuned 2.0T.

  • earl

    Considering that North America was only getting the extended Tiguan, this will fit perfectly between that and the Alltrack. Looks great but guess I have to wait even longer now. Would presume the 1.8t as standard since Tiguan gets 2.0t. Hope it gets same 2.0t with the new 8 speed Aisin tranny. GTI engine even better…

  • Jack Woodburn

    Funny! Let’s put this cloaking tarp on this secret vehicle as we put this thing into the trailer. Timing…

  • skysurf6

    I love VW products but am really getting tired of always waiting on something they make for Europe to get here, IN THIS CASE THE 2.0t…What? They are NOT tooled adequately to create the demand engine for this new model?? Annoying….and tell me, why do they need this vehicle in their line up. Why don’t they slightly restyle the Tiguan — er, is that off the brochure soon? i HOPE IT IS AWD to compete in the growing number of crossover competition…and Please, how long does it take VW to see the sense and demand in the GTI in AWD??

  • Perry F. Bruns

    “I…AM…T-ROC!”

  • TransWarpDrive

    It’s a nice-looking vehicle, but what’s with that name?? And why are the faces of the two men attending the car blurred out in these pics? I thought the idea was to protect the secrecy of the car and its design, not the drivers’ identities.