VW Golf-Based Crossover coming in 2017

Volkswagen officials announced that they will introduce the preproduction prototype Golf-based crossover at Geneva Motor Show 2017 in March, while the production version will be revealed later in 2017 probably in Frankfurt.vw-troc-01


It is very likely that the name of the Crossover will be T-Roc, as the 2014 model. But, unlike the original 2014 T-Roc concept which has three doors layout, the new model will have a five-door layout of conventional Golf models.
The new crossover mechanically will be based around the company’s MQB platform, and it will be positioned below the Tiguan in the company’s line-up. According to Autocar, It is expected to have the same dimensions as the T-Roc Concept, which means it’ll be about 4,178 mm long, 1,831 mm wide and 1,501 mm high. For comparison, the VW Tiguan has dimensions 4486/1839/1632 mm. As for the wheelbase, production T-Roc will retain the same 2,640 mm wheelbase of the Golf.
In terms of design, the Crossover will have a lot of similarities with the restyled Golf, which was unveiled in the beginning of November. The same goes for the appearance of the interior of the cabin.

vw-troc-02
As expected, the engine range will include the same units offered in Golf, including the 1.5 TSI, as a replacement for the 1.4 TSI unit. The engine will be available in versions with 130 hp and 200 Nm and 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Also, there’s a good chance that VW will offer T-Roc GTI model powered by 2.0-liter gasoline engine in versions with 230 hp and 245 hp. It’s almost certain that we will see both plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants of the T-Roc.
Four-wheel drive will be available as an option, while front-wheel drive will most likely come standard on entry-level models. Helping power transfer to the wheels will be a six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmissions.
2017 is going to be a very interesting year for VW as they have announced one more Crossover model, but this time it will be based on the next-generation Polo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.