Production looms for Golf-based VW T-Roc

VW Golf-based T-Roc compact SUV to make production

New small SUV from VW is based on MQB-based concept and shares underpinnings with upcoming Audi Q1

Volkswagen has previewed its new compact SUV in the form of the T-Roc 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.”

Revealed 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-based headquarters in Germany.

The new Volkswagen, which will share its underpinnings with the Audi Q1, will face competition from the likes of the Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and Renault Captur.

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.

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