VW is teasing their new 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc model ahead of its 2017 Frankfurt auto show debut. The T-Roc is a brand-new SUV for the Volkswagen portfolio. It is following the already productive start of the year which saw redesigns of the Tiguan and Atlas. Also, the ever-growing demand for high-riding vehicles doesn’t seem to be subsiding any time soon, so Volkswagen might as well fully get into the action.
Volkswagen has some busy times ahead of them too. Aside from the new T-Roc, they are expected to introduce a redesigned model of the Touareg as well as a brand-new, smaller SUV that is based on the T-Cross Breeze concept that premiered at the 2016 Geneva auto show and unfortunately isn’t expected to be sold on the US market.
What to expect?
The 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc is retaining the T-Roc name of the concept from the 2014 Geneva auto show that served as a preview for the original. The concept used Volkswagen Group’s flexible MQB platform that is currently underpinning the likes of Volkswagen Golf and the seven-seater model of the Atlas. Also, the T-Roc concept bared a strong resemblance to the Audi Q2 that is popular in Europe. However, this new teaser suggests that the new model of the T-Roc will have a distinct look that should set the two of them apart.
The original concept was showcased as a three-door vehicle, but now it appears the production version will feature a five-door design that will prove to be more practical choice. The total length and width of the T-Roc should remain unchanged, which is 164.5 and 72.1 inches, respectively. Furthermore, we expect to see the same inline-4 engine and the all-wheel drive presented with the concept, as well as the available digital instrument cluster.
2019 Volkswagen T-Roc Release Date and Price
The 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc will be reveled pretty soon, but the official introduction is expected at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show which starts this September. The official release date will be scheduled for 2018, when the new T-Roc will arrive as a 2019 model. The pricing is yet to be announced but we suspect it will correlate with some of the amounts its potential rivals like the Chevy Trax, Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and the Toyota C-HR are going for. So, anywhere from $20.000 to $30.000 is our prediction for the starting price.