You can mark the calendar for the date, because that’s when Volkswagen will take the wraps off its own subcompact crossover – the T-Roc, set to slot underneath the well-known Tiguan and a sibling to the Seat Arona inside the group.
The world introduction is coming in a separate event on August 23 before taking flight to be showcased in front of the worldwide audience of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The company provided us with a new teaser video, which is showing glimpses of the model via benchmark elements sued during the design process. The teaser does confirm some details about the new model – the T-Roc is taking traits from its MQB-sibling Golf, such as the all-digital instrument cluster. Riding on the aforementioned polyvalent architecture, the T-Roc is expected to reach towards Golf components mostly.
It seems VW will fit the T-Roc for the first time in one of their models with a 48-volt mild hybrid setup, and naturally a high-performance R version is also being mulled. If given the green light, then the 2.0-liter TSI from the Euro-spec Golf R facelift packing 310 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) is the most likely donor candidate. Production for the Old Continent will take place at the company’s plant in Palmela, Portugal and from 2019 the model will also reach the United States.