Volkswagen released a teaser video of the T-Roc, their new compact crossover that is scheduled to be unveiled on 23 August. The car will become the first Volkswagen model to be equipped with a mild hybrid system of 48-volt, as revealed by Frank Welsch, head of the research and Development Department of the German company.
The crossover will be presented officially at the Frankfurt auto show in September. The car might also get an R version, with its engine being the same as that of the Golf R, that produces 310 hp. Of course, this will only happen if VW finds that there is sufficient demand for such a version from the public.
The model will be based on the MQB platform and it will be offered with both a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI, while at the top of the range of petrol engines there will be a 2.0-liter TSI. With regard to diesel engines, the car will be available with a 1.6-liter and a 2.0-liter, while in terms of transmission, the T-Roc will be offered with an all-wheel drive system, a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG.
Its construction will start in late August in Palmela in Portugal, with the model to start its commercial course, either at the end of 2017, or early 2018.