2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept – 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen is no stranger to developing crossover ideas. In just the past couple of years it has actually debuted the three-row CrossBlue, midsize Cross Coupe and small Taigun, and it has yet one will bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: the flashy, sleek 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc principle. The little CUV rides on the firm’s flexible MQB design, much like the Cross Coupe idea, and is indicated to reveal a feasible step down from the Tiguan.

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept review

VW claims that the four-seat 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc planning to the future of where it could possibly take CUV design, however baseding on VW North America Product and Technology Manager Mark Gillies, there is “no production basing in any way in it.” It is a “pure idea.” After all, this thing is rather concept-y, best around those 2, removable roofing system panels.

The two-door idea mixtures short overhangs with a reasonably large track to make it appear like a little, blue billy goat ready to head off roadway. The front is controlled by a slim grille with LED fronts lights in slits on either end. Below them are Juke-like light sheathings that incorporate LED foglights in the facility with rotating LEDs on top, and an electronic camera in all-time low. Comparable skins in the rear look like exhaust ports in the beginning, however are actually reversing illuminations, back foglights and video cameras.

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept side

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc Engine

The 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept 2.0-liter TDI diesel four-cylinder with 182 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque is mated to a seven-speed DSG, and the 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc moves down to the road using VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive device. With an asserted weight of 3,131 pounds, VW thinks it can get to 62 miles each hour in 6.9 seconds right to a top speed of 131 mph. It would certainly get a determined 48 miles per gallon (4.9 litres each 100 kilometers) in the EU pattern.


The 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc interior features totally electronic displays with a 12.3-inch colour unit for the tools, a portable tablet as the infotainment display and AMOLED climate controls. Also the rear-view mirror is a show for the back video cameras. It is all quite reminiscent of what was revealed for the next-gen Audi TT. With the home windows down and roofing panels off, VW asserts the T-Roc seems like driving an exchangeable. Or perhaps like a Jeep Wrangler.

The T-Roc feels like a brilliant means for VW to integrate aggressive appearances with a sleek form, however we don’t expect to experience real pictures of the principle until the minute it debuts at Geneva– we simply have these renderings, for now. Hence, we’ll withhold full thinking till then. Scroll down for the full information on VW’s most recent principle.

Design and Exterior

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept

Removable roofing one-halfs. The principle vehicle existing in Geneva adheres to a new style and interior line. Additionally, the two-door vehicle integrates the abilities of an all-wheel drive SUV– which does not shy away from rough off-road trails (“ROCK”)– with the light summery air of an exchangeable. That is because the middle section of the roof covering includes 2 one-halfs, which can be eliminated with simply a couple of hand activities and stowed in the boot. By the way, the “T” in T-ROC is an endorsement to the nomenclature of present and future Volkswagen SUVs such as the Taigun, Tiguan and Touareg.

Road / Offroad / Snow. The T-ROC, which is powered by a 135 kW / 184 PS direct-injection turbodiesel engine, is geared up with three various operating methods: “Street”, “Offroad” and “Snow”. Each mode modifies the criteria of the 4MOTION all-wheel drive device, engine, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS and hill beginning and hillside descent help devices. The methods are turned on by a without effort run turn wheel on the DSG gear shift hold; the method that is energetic is shown in a pop-up window in the totally digital instrument set.

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept back

Dimensions and weight. The 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc is 4,179 mm long, 1,831 mm broad and 1,501 mm high. It is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, and thanks to its light-weight design, the SUV weighs merely 1,420 kilograms. Aesthetically distinctive and partially responsible for the SUV’s percentages are its relatively short overhangs (front: 811 mm, rear: 772 mm) and track widths of 1,578 mm (front) and 1,564 mm (rear), which are huge about the body width. The wheelbase is 2,595 mm. Front and rear, the SUV is equipped with multi-part 19-inch alloy tires; 245/45 tyres keep get in touch with to the ground both on the road and off-road.

Forward-looking design. The team at Volkswagen Design, led by Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff, has progressively progressed the brand name’s SUV DNA in the 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc, but at the same time have actually kept Volkswagen history. This is promptly evident at the front end. Distinctive right here is the 3D radiator grille made with big, honeycomb-shaped openings– a brand-new and leading style element, higher and large in the middle, going out narrower on the sides.

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept front

In an upwards instructions, it is localed by a high-gloss black trim strip with a knife-sharp appearance; on the sides, it is surrounded by the dual LED headlights, and near the bottom it is framed by a cross-member in aluminium appearance. This cross-member that steadily tightens towards the sides is greater than merely an attractive aspect; at its outside ends it houses the LED daytime running illuminations and LED indicators (when the indicators are activated, the white daytime operating lightings come to be orange sign illuminations). If only the daytime running lightings are active, then one LED light point is automatically lit at the facility of each of the double headlights.

The plunged beam lighting is produced by the out-board LED headlights; when the primary beam is activated, this includes the surrounding LED fronts lights placed in-board of them. Additionally visually prominent is the reduced part of the front end: it is designed almost as if one were to place a mirror under the radiator grille with its contours coming back in the reduced air inlet. The side of the bumper encountering the street is bordered by a tough underbody defense element.


Rear electronic cameras also. At the front end, the outer curves of the radiator grille are duplicated in the reduced air inlet. In the rear body, it is the style of the back cover lines that seems reviewed the area for the motor vehicle licence plate. Huge round components are also incorporated in high-gloss black trim panels to the left and right of the surface area. As in front, 3 LEDs are incorporated in these elements also, and these type the turning around lights. The energy LED above them assumes the role of the rear fog illuminations below. There is also a video camera below the three LEDs, which is utilized to display aesthetic pictures of the room behind the T-ROC The pictures from the rear-view camera are additionally forecasted into the tablet computer on the facility console. Below the round lighting and camera modules and sideways are the exhaust tailpipes (aluminium, matt with a carbon structure) which are integrated in the bumper and the underbody defense with 4 aluminium lightweight components.


2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept interior

Created for adventure. The 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc is a four-seater with a totally reconceptualised interior. In their functionalities, all elements are designed to match the off-road character of the 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc. That is, the attributes are tough, with non-slip surfaces and are designed to be utilized on the move– such as the touchscreen in the facility console that was conceptualised as a tablet computer and the HD cam incorporated in the location of the rear-view mirror. These features could likewise be used outside the T-ROC.

Blue and anthracite dominate. Stylistically, the unnoticeable dash exhibits a horizontal design. A central element right here is the dashpad painted in “Blue-Splash Metallic”. Volkswagen implements repainted interiors in production too, such as in the up! and Beetle lifestyle models. Additionally repainted in body colour in the T-ROC are the door accent strips, the trim panel of the center console and the trim accents of the leather-trimmed steering wheel that are prepared in the form of wings. The various other interior surfaces– with the exception of the seats– are designed in an anthracite named “Adamantium Dark”. The 4 leather-upholstered seats, on the other hand, display a colour transition from blue to anthracite.

2015 Volkswagen T-Roc concept inside

Digital tools. The controls, status indications and environment control functions in the 2015 Volkswagen T-Roc are all completely in digital type. Accordingly, a 12.3 inch shade screen is made use of as an integrated tool. Depending upon the driving method– “Street”, “Offroad” or “Snow”– it shows a variety of colours and info that is adapted to the offered situation. In “Offroad” method, for instance, the rate variety shown by the speedometer ends at 80 km/h instead of 260 km/h. These communications are presented in an interesting method with moving changes and clear computer animations; the information is visualised by an entirely distinct kind of electronic aesthetics.

User-configurable infotainment display. The touchscreen that is utilized for the infotainment device is a tablet computer. It is strongly secured into the dashboard with the upper two-thirds of the screen prolonging out from the dash. The multitouch screen (reacts to finger actions) is user-configurable. Just like the instrument cluster before the vehicle driver, the assortment of colours and information showed on the tablet also alter baseding on the driving mode. In Offroad mode, the tablet also becomes a display for the cams. The HD electronic camera placed in the rear-view mirror brace is likewise regulated from the tablet computer and can be used to take videos of either the outdoors or the in of the vehicle.


“Snow”. When the vehicle is used to go skiing, the “Snow” mode offers an advantage in terms of energetic safety. As in the “Offroad” method, in this situation the all-wheel drive system switches over to a 50:50 energy distribution by default. The ABSplus device is likewise triggered. At the same time, the criterion maps for the engine and gearbox are customized for the quite reduced traction that occurs while driving on snow.

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