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Volkswagen teases T-Roc, confirms August 23rd debut


Although spotted undisguised in April this year, Volkswagen has released a new teaser video and date of launch for the new T-Roc SUV.

Expected to slot in below the Tiguan as the Wolfsburg automaker's smallest offering, the T-Roc will make its official debut on August 23rd, before bowing at the Frankfurt Motor Show one month later.

Likely to ride on the same A0 MQB platform as the recently launched Polo and Seat Ibiza, the T-Roc, as per the video, will get the now familiar 12.3-inch Active Info Display instrument cluster and the same eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, along with a number of different interior trims to suit its youth focused target market.

Given its Polo underpinnings, the T-Roc will likely feature the same range of engines in a 1.0 TSI with outputs of 70 kW and 85 kW, a 110 kW 1.5 TSI and a 1.6 TDI making either 59 kW or 70 kW. A six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive will be standard with a seven-speed DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive optional on some models. A performance R model, which could use the same 147 kW 2.0 TSI mill as the Polo GTI or even the Golf R's 228 kW engine, is likely to become available at the same time.

Production of the T-Roc is slated to commence later this month at Volkswagen's Palmela plant in Portugal, although it remains open to speculation as to whether the T-Roc will keep its current name or assume a new identity.


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