Volkswagen has decided to show us the upcoming T-Roc crossover, albeit with camouflage still on it. A new video showcases 30 seconds of the T-Roc, which helps to confirm what we already suspected: it’s design is heavily based on the T-Roc concept vehicle from a few years ago.
Based on VW’s MQB architecture, the T-Roc is basically VW’s version of the Audi Q2. This means the T-Roc will be a sub-compact crossover, positioned under the Tiguan in the VW lineup to compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade and others.
The video teaser confirms a few more details than just the design theme. It also confirms its sub-compact structure and reveals the possibility of removable roof panels similar to that of the Renegade. You can assure VW will push the T-Roc as a “youthful” vehicle since that’s basically the name of the game in the tiny crossover world.
In terms of power and other details, it’s anyone’s guess at this point. There is speculation that this vehicle will utilize a 1.8-liter inline-four with 170 horsepower, but that isn’t confirmed just yet.
The remaining details on the T-Roc will be revealed within the next couple of months. T-Roc will go on sale in Europe by year’s end, but it won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2019, supposedly. VW is in the process of figuring out where to produce it for the North American market.