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Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen T-Roc (A11/AC7)
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc SE TSi EVO 1.5.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerVolkswagen
ProductionNovember 2017 – present
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style5-door SUV
2-door convertible SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive (4Motion)
PlatformVolkswagen Group MQB A1
RelatedVolkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Taos/Tharu
SEAT Ateca
SEAT León
Cupra Formentor
Jetta VS5
Škoda Karoq
Audi Q2
Powertrain
Engine
  • Petrol:
  • 1.0 L TSI 115 I3
  • 1.2 L TSI 115 I4
  • 1.4 L TSI 130 I4
  • 1.4 L TSI 150 I4
  • 1.5 L TSI 150 I4
  • 2.0 L TSI 190 I4
  • 2.0 L TSI 300 I4
  • Diesel:
  • 1.6 L TDI 115 I4
  • 2.0 L TDI 150 I4
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
7-speed DSG
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,590 mm (102.0 in)
2,630 mm (103.5 in) (cabriolet)
2,680 mm (105.5 in) (China)
Length4,234 mm (166.7 in)
4,268 mm (168.0 in) (cabriolet)
4,318–4,326 mm (170.0–170.3 in) (China)
Width1,819 mm (71.6 in)
Height1,573 mm (61.9 in)
1,522 mm (59.9 in) (cabriolet)
1,582 mm (62.3 in) (China)
Curb weight1,270–1,555 kg (2,800–3,428 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorFor convertible:
Volkswagen Eos
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (Mk6)
Volkswagen Beetle convertible

The Volkswagen T-Roc is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen. It is based on the Volkswagen Group MQB A1 platform, and generally has been considered as the SUV equivalent of the Golf.[2][3] The T-Roc sits below the Tiguan and above the slightly smaller T-Cross.[4] The T-Roc made its worldwide debut on 23 August 2017 as Volkswagen's fourth SUV in the European market.[5]

Overview

Volkswagen T-Roc Concept
Volkswagen T-Roc Concept

The T-Roc was previewed as a concept car with the same name at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[6] It features an aggressive design and an all-wheel drive.[7][8]

The production version of the T-Roc for the European market was launched in Italy on 23 August 2017.[5] It is the first Volkswagen SUV to sit in the B-SUV segment.[9] The T-Roc is based on the MQB platform and is closely related with the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT León, Audi A3, and the Škoda Octavia.[10] It is equipped with a MacPherson strut front suspension and, depending on the engine and drive system, either a torsion beam or multi-link rear suspension in combination with optional adaptive dampers.[11]

European market units are assembled at Volkswagen Autoeuropa plant in Palmela, Setúbal, Portugal. Chinese market cars are assembled by FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture plant in Foshan, Guangdong.[12]

The T-Roc was showcased in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, and was launched in the country as an import in March 2020.[13]

China

Previewed earlier as the Volkswagen T-Rocstar concept,[14] the T-Roc was unveiled to the Chinese market on 23 March 2018 and went on sale on 30 July 2018.[15] The Chinese version of the T-Roc is larger than the European one, having the wheelbase longer by 90 mm, length by 84 mm, and its height taller by 9 mm.[16] It is equipped with two 1.4-litre TSI engine options with either 130 PS (128 hp; 96 kW) or 150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW), and an entry-level 1.2-litre TSI engine producing 115 PS (113 hp; 85 kW). The powertrains are mated with the 5-speed manual transmission, the DQ200 7-speed dry dual clutch transmission for two wheel-drive versions and the DQ381 7-speed wet dual clutch transmission for all-wheel-drive versions.[17]

T-Roc R

A high performance version of the T-Roc was launched as the T-Roc R in February 2019. It shared the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the Golf R, making 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) and 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft).[18] It is offered with 4Motion all-wheel-drive carried over from the Golf R as standard. With a new suspension setup, it is also 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than the standard car.[19] It also comes with extra kit, like Akrapovic quad-exhausts and interior upgrades.

Cabriolet (AC7)

The T-Roc Cabriolet was launched in Germany in April 2020 as VW's first convertible model in two years.[20] Despite being based on the standard SUV model, the model does not share many body panels with the standard T-Roc, since every sheet metal behind the front wheel arches is new, and it features a longer wheelbase. It loses two rear side doors and the B-pillar in order to make the folding fabric hood possible. To deal with the loss of rigidity caused by the absent roof and B-pillar, the chassis has been strengthened with new crossbeams, and the A-pillar has been reinforced.[21]

The roof mechanism is hidden behind the bodywork next to the rear seats, which meant the rear seat can only accommodate two passengers. Instead of a wide-opening tailgate, the boot is accessed by a smaller gap. The boot is smaller with only 284 litres available, a reduction of 161 litres over the standard version. The fabric roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 30 km/h (19 mph), taking only nine seconds to retract at the press of a button and 11 seconds to raise it. The mechanism for the roof is shared with the discontinued Golf Cabriolet, and the soft top canvas is only available in black.[22]

VW narrowed down the engine range of the wider T-Roc crossover line-up to just two petrol engine options for the cabriolet, 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit, developing 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit producing 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp).[21] It is only offered in just two trim levels, which are Design and R-Line.[23] This variant is assembled in Volkswagen plant in Osnabrück, Germany as the plant is a specialist in terms of designing and manufacturing convertible models.[24]

It was reported that Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess was dismissive and derisive of the idea of a convertible SUV, believing any vehicle in the segment will not be successful just months before announcing the T-Roc Cabriolet.[25][26]

Powertrain

In Europe, there are a variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines offered. For petrol engines, there are 1.0-litre TSI 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) turbo, 1.5-litre TSI Evo 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) with cylinder deactivation, the 2.0-litre TSI 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) petrol and the range-topping 2.0-litre TSI 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) for the T-Roc R. All petrol engines come with a 6-speed manual except the 2.0-litre TSI, which has a 7-speed DSG transmission, while it is available as an option with the 1.5-litre TSI Evo engine. 4Motion four-wheel drive is also standard with the 2.0-litre TSI. Diesel engines available are the 1.6 TDI 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) with a 6-speed manual or 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) with a 7-speed DSG transmission.[27]

Petrol engines
Model Displacement Power Torque Transmission Market
1.0 TSI 115 999 cc I3 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) 6-speed manual Europe
1.2 TSI '200 TSI' 1,197 cc I4 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) 175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft) 5-speed manual China
1.4 TSI '250 TSI' 1,395 cc I4 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 225 N⋅m (166 lb⋅ft) 7-speed DSG China
1.4 TSI '280 TSI' 1,395 cc I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 7-speed DSG China
1.5 TSI 150 1,498 cc I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG Europe
2.0 TSI 190 4Motion 1,984 cc I4 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) 7-speed DSG Europe
2.0 TSI 4Motion (T-Roc R) 1,984 cc I4 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) 7-speed DSG Europe
Diesel engines
1.6 TDI 115 1,598 cc I4 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 6-speed manual Europe
2.0 TDI 150 SCR 4Motion 1,968 cc I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) 7-speed DSG Europe

† Marketed and labeled as such in China

Sales

Year Europe[28] China[29]
2017 4,930
2018 139,755 49,342
2019 207,976 126,859
2020 158,638 109,605

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