No, we're still not sold on the silly name either.
Back in 2014, Volkswagen unveiled the T-Roc Concept, a compact crossover with two-doors and removable roof panels. Now, the German automaker is at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show that will sit alongside the and in its ever-expanding crossover line-up. Ahead of its official reveal, Volkswagen has released two teaser sketches of the small SUV showing off its “surprising progressive design”.
The T-Roc's sleek styling doesn’t appear to have deviated too drastically from the concept model, sporting a full-width front grille with integrated LED headlights and a coupe-style raked roofline. In its production guise, the T-Roc is expected to ride on Volkswagen’s flexible MQB platform and borrow its underpinnings from the Volkswagen Polo and Golf, meaning you can expect a range of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines available with manual or dual-clutch transmissions and front or all-wheel drive setups. Volkswagen is also considering a more potent R model powered by the same 2.0-liter turbo that powers the Golf R facelift delivering 310-horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
An all-electric model seems unlikely, though, since VW’s electric range is encompassed by its I.D. sub brand. Volkswagen will be lifting the wraps off the T-Roc before it makes its public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September.