Ahead of the 2015 Volkswagen T-ROC concept car’s scheduled debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen group has released images and details of its latest design study.
The striking features of the concept car include its progressive design, the front section with the LED headlights and two removable roof halves.
In words of the manufacturer, the T-ROC “combines the agility of an all-wheel-drive SUV with the airiness of a convertible, thanks to its roof design.” The middle section of T-ROC’s roof is made up of a carbon composite and can be removed in two halves. The T-ROC concept measures 4,179 mm in length and 1,831 mm in width, making it around 200 mm shorter than the Tiguan, and around 300 mm longer than the Taigun concept. At 1,501 mm tall it sits around 200 mm lower than the Tiguan.
Powered by a 135 kW / 184 PS turbo-diesel direct injection engine, the T-ROC is equipped with three different driving modes: ‘Street’, ‘Off-road’ and ‘Snow’. The parameters of the 4Motion drive train, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control vary depending on the mode selected. The 2.0 TDI engine’s fuel consumption is a low 4.9 l/100 km, while maximum torque is 380 Nm.
The vehicle body has been designed based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Thanks to lightweight construction the SUV weighsjust 1,420 kg. Visually striking features include the relatively short overhangs and the multi-part 19-inch alloy wheels with size 245/45 tyres.