The Nissan Juke and Renualt Capture have see success in the ever growing crossover or “compact SUV” marketplace. The funky designs are eye-catching whilst their high ride hight allows owners to acquire that much desired aloft driving position. For a few years now manufacturers have been trying to beat Nissan at their own game. VW is next to take aim. Volkswagen T-Roc Concept hits Geneva.
Based upon Volkswagen’s MQV platform, the T-Roc Concept is a high riding hatchback that possesses some serious attitude. Deep body lines and swollen wheel arches gives the car a very rugged architecture that is unique. A future model will take design characteristics from this concept car and share its platform with the Audi Q1. VW plan to expand their SUV range over the next few years with the introduction of a larger vehicle as well as something along the lines of this little T-Roc. The Volkswagen T-Roc Concept is powered by turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder diesel engine with 181BHP and 280lb ft of torque. 0-62MPH is completed in 6.9 seconds and according to the Germans the crossover will achieve a top speed of 131MPH.