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    New VW T-Roc Concept is a Targa-Top Small Crossover Rival for Juke, Renegade


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    The VW Group's Geneva Motor Show announcements continue with the release of the new T-Roc concept for a playful small crossover with removable targa tops, positioned between the upcoming Up! SUV and the existing compact Tiguan.

    VW won't confirm a production model, but it won't deny it either at this point, stating that the T-Roc gives us a look at a possible future SUV.

    The 4,179 mm long, 1,831 mm wide and 1,501 mm tall (164.5 x 72.1 x 59.1 inches respectively) T-Roc is competitor to the Nissan Juke and the new Jeep Renegade, but instead of a conventional five-door body, it has a three-door, targa-top design with seating for four passengers.

    According to the Germans, "the middle section of the roof consists of two halves that with just a few flicks can be taken off and stowed in the boot".

    Like so many other the VW Group production and concept cars aimed at the masses these days, the T-Roc also rides on the MQB platform. VW says the concept tips the scales at 1,420kg (3,130 pounds) when fitted with an 181hp (184PS) and 380Nm 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine hooked up to a 7sp twin-clutch DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with Haldex coupling.

    With this powertrain setup, the T-Roc is capable of completing the standard sprint to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in a swift 6.9 seconds, going up to a top speed of 210 km/h (130mph), and returning a fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km (58.6mpg UK or 48.0 mpg US) in the European combined cycle with 129 g/km of CO2.

    VW also mentions that the T-Roc is equipped with three different driving modes: 'Street', 'Off-road' and 'Snow', which alter the parameters of the 4Motion drive train, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control.
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    Looks better than the Juke, that's for sure.

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    Volkswagen T-ROC concept unveiled, could preview a new crossover


    Rides on the MQB platform

    Volkswagen has unveiled the T-ROC concept at the company's preview event in Geneva.

    Designed to preview a "possible SUV range," the T-ROC is a three-door crossover coupe with a striking Blue-Splash Metallic exterior that features a three dimensional grille, LED headlights and LED daytime running lights that also double as turn signals. The crossover also has plastic body cladding, muscular wheel arches and 19-inch alloy wheels. However, the real coup de grâce is a two-piece removable roof that can be stored in the cargo compartment.

    The angular interior comes nicely equipped with leather upholstery, Blue-Splash Metallic trim and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The model also has split folding rear seats, a digital climate control system and a removable tablet that acts as an infotainment display.

    Power is provided by a 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder engine that develops 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed DSG transmission and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system which enables the 1,420 kg (3,130 lb) crossover to accelerate from 0-100 in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). In terms of fuel efficiency, the concept averages 4.9 L/100km (48 mpg US / 57.6 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/11403037...-preview-a-new

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    Volkswagen T-ROC concept will likely go into production - report


    Company wants to gather feedback before green-lighting it

    Volkswagen recently unveiled the T-ROC concept at the Geneva Motor Show and Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is optimistic about a production version.

    Speaking to Automotive News, Winterkorn said "We will ask our customers [for feedback] and I am sure they will like this car. And if they do, we will build it."His sentiments were echoed by Volkswagen's Head of Powertrain Development, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, who called the T-ROC a logical evolution of the Golf lineup.

    If the model is green-lighted, it would likely slot between the entry-level Taigun and the next-generation Tiguan.

    As we have previously reported, the T-ROC concept is based on the MQB platform and features a 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder engine that develops 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/11403077...nto-production

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    Scoop: First Look At the Volkswagen T-Roc Sub-Compact Crossover


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    While there's clearly some resemblance between this prototype and the T-Roc concept from a few years ago, some of the latter's styling cues were clearly never going to make it into production.

    That being said, this "baby Tiguan" from VW is clearly on a mission to put a dent in the sub-compact crossover segment, which has grown a lot over the past couple of years.

    As far as what this prototype tells us, we can paint a somewhat clear picture for you in terms of design. Certain elements were clearly borrowed from its Tiguan sibling, whereas the profile lines (the one over the arch at the rear in particular) are reminiscent of the T-Roc Concept.

    Speaking of which, if the production car is to keep the concept's dimensions, we'll be looking at roughly 4,179 mm (164.5 in) in length, 1,831 mm (72.1 in) in width and 1,501 (59.1 in) in height - making it slightly longer, wider and less tall than a Nissan Juke or a Renault Captur.

    Underneath its body panels you'll find VW's MQB platform, as the new model is expected to share its engines with both the Polo as well as the Golf. We should see both 1.0-liter three-cylinder and 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol units, as well as 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter diesels being made available to T-Roc buyers.

    Those hoping for something a little bit more punchy or fuel efficient options than these regular versions, can only hope for some type of Juke Nismo-rivalling T-Roc GTI, plus a possible T-Roc GTE & e-T-Roc combo, offering Plug-in hybrid and full electric capabilities, respectively. Also expected are six-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic gearboxes, the latter being available as an optional extra, just like all-wheel drive.

    Reports suggest that the VW T-Roc could arrive in European dealerships this August, ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show public debut in September. Once available for sale, the T-Roc will compete directly against the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and Toyota C-HR, among quite a few others.
    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/04/sco...t-roc-sub.html

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