2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of launch

VW has released a video showing all the design elements of its all-new Golf-based crossover coming together

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of launch
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Volkswagen has released a video showing how the different design and styling elements came together for its all-new T-Roc crossover.

While it could be classed as a teaser, the 3min 40sec video doesn’t reveal much more about the car’s appearance than we’ve already seen, however it does provide an interesting look at how vehicle manufacturers approach designing a whole new model.

Volkswagen T Roc Design Teaser Sketch Jpg
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That said, some things to be taken away from the video is that the T-Roc will be a lot flashier than other VW models and will feature flamboyant interior trim, two-tone exterior paint, and an all-digital ‘virtual cockpit’ gauge cluster.

What we do know is the Golf-based T-Roc will be similarly proportioned to its Audi Q2 cousin, which, along with the Golf, shares its MQB platform. 

This will allow for Volkswagen's new 48-volt mild hybrid  setup, which will also make its way into Audi vehicles and the all-new Golf due in 2019.

Volkswagen T Roc Interior Jpg
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It’s also expected to come with three petrol engine options, including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, and 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplants with the biggest pumping out 180kW.

There will also be 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesels.

Volkswagen T Roc Rear Quarter Jpg
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The T-Roc will be a key player in Volkswagen’s plans to expand its SUV line-up in Australia and is expected to be priced directly against the likes of the Mazda CX-3Toyota C-HR, and Peugeot 2008 when it goes on sale here in 2018.

The T-Roc will make its global debut on August 23 before being shown to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

 

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