Volkswagen Teases 2018 T-Roc Debut With New Design Video
VW's Newest CUV Will Make its Debut on August 23
Volkswagen, through a Dodge Demon-esque marketing strategy, is teasing us yet again with fresh footage of its newest T-Roc compact crossover. This time, we get a closer look at the T-Roc’s design process.
The video documents nearly every step of the design process, from designers sketching the T-Roc’s silhouette to the crossover’s final clay modeling. Designers walk us through styling cues and motifs before cutting to full-scale models. Interior design is also featured, with shots of the new T-Roc’s LCD Virtual Cockpit and gauge-cluster, which is undoubtedly borrowed from the T-Roc’s siblings at Audi.
The T-Roc will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, and will be offered with several engine options that are yet to be confirmed. Diesel offerings will exist in Europe, but it’s difficult to say whether they will be brought over to the U.S.—if the T-Roc will make it to the U.S. at all. Given Volkswagen Group’s general disposition towards diesel power plants lately, would it be too much to suspect an electric T-Roc for 2020 production?
There’s no real new information presented in this video, besides giving us a closer look at the design process. However, this video is the most revealing so far, despite “spy” shots that show Volkswagen’s new CUV fully uncovered.
Hopefully we will learn on Aug. 23 if VW’s new, small CUV will make it overseas for 2019.