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Volkswagen’s answer to the Qashqai will launch on August 23
Jimi Beckwith
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15 August 2017

Volkswagen has released another sketch and a short video showcasing design details of its T-Roc, a future rival to the Nissan Qashqai that's due to be revealed on August 23.

The latest images show the chunky dimensions and unconventional design that have been incorporated into early sketches from a slightly wider angle and in profile, but recent spy pictures of a pre-production car show that much of this look will be toned down for the final model.

The Volkswagen T-Roc has been revealed. Read more here 

The video, which Volkswagen posted on Twitter, contains brief glimpses of several T-Roc features, including the front and rear lights, wheels and wing mirrors.

These 'in-the-metal' sightings confirmed that the car's styling takes clear inspiration from the Tiguan, albeit on a smaller, lower-riding body. The T-Roc also draws heavily from the next Polo, which was recently spotted.

These 'in-the-metal' sightings confirmed that the car's styling takes clear inspiration from the Tiguan, albeit on a smaller, lower-riding body. The T-Roc also draws heavily from the next Polo, which was recently spotted.

Given the T-Roc’s size, it’s likely to share engines with the Polo and the Golf.

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Diesel options will be 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre units, and four-wheel drive will be available as either an option or standard on higher-powered models. Six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic gearboxes are expected, with the latter an optional extra.

A mild hybrid powertrain, which will be used soon in the Golf, may be carried across.

A plug-in hybrid T-Roc GTE and a fully electric e-T-Roc are also in the pipeline. Both variants will share powertrains with their Golf counterparts.

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The T-Roc’s dimensions should be largely unchanged from the 2014 concept, which was 4178mm in length, 1831mm wide and 1501mm high; considerably lower and shorter than the Tiguan.

The car is expected to cost from around £19,000 and will go on sale in autumn after making its debut in July. Despite other names being previously floated, the T-Roc name is tipped to reach production. 

It is aimed squarely at buyers who are less swayed by Volkswagen's traditional, practical approach but is in keeping with the manufacturer's more emotional ethos, where design and personality play a more forthright role in the brand's strategy. 

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Bob Cat Brian 15 August 2017

Drip....

Drip....drip....drip...

I presume this drip feeding of teasers is intended to generate some anticipation for another tedious and dull VW, perhaps they're concerned that no one will notice this new model as it looks just like every other small/med VW. 

 

And as said above, it's not a Qashqai rival! Although maybe VW will try to price it as such, such is their 'premium' standing! 

supermanuel 15 August 2017

NOT A QASHQAI RIVAL JIMI

Come on Jimi- this is not a Qashqai rival. That's the Tiguan, which also happens to be terminally dull. This terminally dull car 'competes' with the Juke, if you really need a Nissan reference. 

erly5 6 August 2017

What's the point of this sketch?

What's the point of this sketch when we've already seen the real thing with only light disguise? 

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