VW is finally getting serious about SUVs and has just unveiled its fourth SUV, the 2018 VW T-Roc. The T-Roc is a new compact crossover that will sit at the small end of VW’s lineup, which includes the new Tiguan and Atlas SUVs.
The T-Roc is a stylish compact crossover that is a bit more interesting to look at than the larger Tiguan. At the front the 2018 T-Roc features a wide grille unit with integrated dual headlights. A chrome element that runs from the A-pillar all the way to the C-pillar is a nice added touch and there’s plenty of dark plastic trim around the bottom of the T-Roc to give it a more rugged look.
At 166.7 inches long, the T-Roc is just under 10 inches shorter than the Tiguan. Inside there’s almost 16 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat up, which increases to just over 45 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
Inside the VW T-Roc features an optional 11.7-inch digital instrument display that replaces the traditional analog gauges. The infotainment system also features two screen sizes, the standard 6.5-inch display or a larger eight-inch display.
The T-Roc will go on sale in Europe first with a range of gasoline and diesel engines. Front or all-wheel drive models are available and you can even get a manual transmission on some models. A dual-clutch DSG transmission is also on the options list.
VW hasn’t announced when the Volkswagen T-Roc will arrive in the United States, although it’s been rumored that it won’t arrive here for at least a year as a 2019 model.