Volkswagen ready to Roc and roll with new model

The new Volkswagen T-Roc.
The new Volkswagen T-Roc.

As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc.

The SUV market is booming – especially in the compact segment. Experts estimate that the segment will almost double in size over the next decade. It is for this reason that Volkswagen is bringing in another model in the compact SUV space, below the level of the Tiguan.

Volkswagen chiefs say that T-Roc with its package of features sets new benchmarks and is equally appealing to customers of every age. They are aiming it at customers from young singles to empty nesters and believe that its sporty modern design makes it stands for a new emotive Volkswagen style and sets a new course within the model range.

There will be an option of front-wheel or all-wheel drive and it is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section, numerous design elements to define the new five-seater’s style.

The new T-Roc is positioned below the Tiguan. If all five seats are occupied, luggage space when loaded up to the top edge of the rear seat backrests totals 445 litres. The backrests can also be folded down in a 60/40 split, yielding luggage capacity of up to 1,290 litres.

Even the ‘T-Roc’ entry-level version comes with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist.

Also part of the base specification are details such as air-conditioning, the Composition Colour infotainment system, LED tail light cluster, visual underbody guard (black) and LED daytime running lights in the bumper.

Volkswagen in Ireland will offer the T-Roc in the familiar Trendline, Comfortline and Highline grades. More details on these will follow closer to the market launch later this year.