If we can judge on latest statements of the company’s spokesman, it looks like 2018 VW T-Roc won’t be available on the US market. The new crossover had its premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. For this occasion, we saw numerous premieres and this was one of the most interesting.
The new model comes with a very attractive design and rides on the famous MQB platform. This platform also underprints the new Atlas, which already came to North America. The company’s spokesman announced that the production model will come to Germany in November. However, there was no mention of North America. This could mean that VW doesn’t have plans to sell this model, or that the new crossover will come in a year or two.
Possible reasons why 2018 VW T-Roc won’t be available on the US market
Well, there are few potential reasons why this crossover may not come to North America. Despite the fact that this is a brand new model, the company already has three crossovers in the offer for the U.S. market. There are Tiguan, Touareg, and new Atlas, already available in the United States.
The new crossover slots under the Tiguan and it is a new entry-level model of the brand. Despite the fact that American love SUVs, this is just another crossover among many others that are already competing in U.S.
Another reason is its price. It is expected that the base model will cost around 25.000 dollars. For this sum, you can definitely find a whole bunch of better-equipped models. So, we doubt that the new 2018 VW T-Roc will be able to compete with models like Nissan Rogue, which is one of the leaders in the segment.
2018 VW T-Roc design
The 2018 VW T-Roc is a brand-new crossover for the German giant. It is another model that rides on the famous MQB platform. This is definitely one of the most-exploited architectures in the car industry. The new model is compact in size and shares most of its characteristics with the famous VW Golf. It is the new entry-level model of the brand and sits below Tiguan. In terms of styling, the new model adopts brand’s latest sporty design language and borrows many details from other models of the lineup. There are details like the wide grille, slim headlights and many other attractive parts at the front. There are also many black plastic details that give that utility feel, although the model probably won’t ride much different compared to Golf or some other passenger car.
2018 VW T-Roc features
The 2018 VW T-Roc will come with proven design solutions. This is a five-door crossover which features similar interior size as current-generation Golf. On the other side, it comes with a quite different cabin design including dashboard design, instrument cluster etc. On the center console, you will find a large touchscreen that shows all necessary information.
The company also has done a great job when it comes to safety. The list of systems is pretty amazing and features like Automatic Post-Collision Braking, City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist, and Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring are all standard. Also, there are optional features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist, Traffic Jam Assist etc.
2018 VW T-Roc engines
The list of engines for the new 2018 VW T-Roc is pretty familiar. There are famous 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel units in the offer, which will usually be the first choice for European drivers.
On the other side, there are several gasoline units, with displacement from 1.0 to 2.0 liters, with power output between 110 and 200 horses. The company also considers a hi-performance GTI version.
2018 VW T-Roc price in Europe
The 2018 VW T-Roc is expected to go around 24-25.000 dollars in the base variant. First models will go on sale in November.