It could do considering the size and the competition. The small side of compact crossover vehicles, as well as the subcompact regnum, are selling like hot cakes in the States. Heck, this trend convinced the Ford Motor Company to bring the EcoSport around here. Over at General Motors, demand for the Chevrolet Trax keeps going up. And concerning Fiat Chrysler, the Jeep Renegade isn’t bad either.
Design is the party piece of the T-Roc, but as it’s often the case with Volkswagen Group products, the production model is not as wildly stylized as the T-Roc Concept. It has likable proportions, though. The generous ground clearance also helps Volkswagen with slapping the “lifestyle-oriented” label to its all-new crossover.
Essentially an Audi Q2 with a Volkswagen badge and different body panels, the T-Roc is sure to receive the 1.5-liter TSI that Europeans get in the Golf facelift. Lesser mills are also in the offing, and so are turbo diesels. The 2.0-liter TDI is a viable powerplant considering that most Europeans still love diesel.
Based on what we can tell from the prototype in the video and taking into account the MQB underpinnings, 4Motion all-wheel-drive is reserved for select engines. For those customers who can’t be bothered to shift their own cogs, a DSG dual-clutch automatic boasting seven forward gears will be on offer.
In the worst case scenario, expect to see the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc in the flesh no later than at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.