The Volkswagen T-Roc Concept is a response to a market hungry for more crossover models, and it sounds like the Golf-based crossover is destined for dealers. Equipped with a powerful turbodiesel engine and positioned below the Volkswagen Tiguan, the T-Roc Concept is ready and raring to go.
Utilizing the new MQB vehicle architecture that underpins the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, the T-Roc Concept made its Geneva debut with a 182 horsepower turbodiesel engine. The 2.0 liter TDI churns out 280 ft-lbs of torque though a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, though Volkswagen is quick to point out that the T-Roc could share any of the Golf’s new drivetrains leaving open the possibility a plug-in hybrid or all-electric version.
The two-door crossover concept weighs in at just 1,420 kgs., or about 3,130 lbs, making it veritable lightweight among the crossover crowd. That lightweight helps the T-Roc achieve fuel consumption of just 4.9 l/100 km, or about 48 MPG. I’m also digging the removable roof, though that’s more “concept” than the rest of the car.
Volkswagen executives seem bullish on bringing the T-Roc Concept to production though, adding a bit more depth to a lineup that has lacked a real crossover contender.