Volkswagen has unveiled the T-Roc compact SUV concept, which is tipped to spawn a production version in 2017.
Speaking at the Geneva motor show, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, VW's chief of research and development, said, "We'd like to build the T-Roc. It would be the logical conclusion of the Golf concept. We've shown many SUV concepts in the past 24 months – many of them ready for production."
Shown here in a series of pictures and official design sketches, the latest in a long line of high-riding concepts from Volkswagen is expected to become part of a five-strong future SUV line-up under development at the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany.
The exterior of the T-Roc features what Volkswagen describes as the latest evolution of its SUV styling DNA, and showcases a newly designed grille aimed at providing future Volkswagen SUV models with a more dynamic appearance than that of today’s offerings.
Running the full width of the front end, it also serves to accentuate the width of the new car in a continuation of the horizontal theme seen on other recent Volkswagen models. A further design feature tipped for inclusion on the production version of the T-Roc are its integrated round LED headlamps.
In a move that hints Volkswagen is considering a targa roof function on selected new models, its latest concept also includes a removable roof panel that can be stowed in the boot.