New Golf-based T-Roc SUV to join Volkswagen range this year

Volkswagen has revealed an all-new SUV will hit UK roads later this year. Named the T-Roc, it’s based on the Golf and will sit beneath the Tiguan in the company’s SUV range.

The T-Roc concept was originally unveiled in Geneva back in 2014.

The car is actually based on a concept from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show (above), although of course we can expect the styling to be much more conservative – and it’ll get five doors.

No official non-camouflaged pics have been officially released yet, but Volkswagen launched a teaser video (below) that shows the crossover will be larger than the Golf hatchback, thanks to its boxier, SUV shape.

All the usual Volkswagen styling cues are there, and the sharp lines bears a resemblance to a close relative – the highly praised Audi Q2.

Likewise, there’s no details on what the interior will look like yet, but we imagine it’ll be in line with the latest Golf (pictured below) but will offer extra room.

Golf interior

It’ll be packed full of the latest tech which will include the “gesture-controlled” infotainment system that’s available in the latest Volkswagens.

Because it’s based on the Golf’s MQB platform, it’ll use some of the same power plants too. A 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol is on the cards, as are 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels with a range of power outputs.

Like the newest Golf, a mild hybrid drivetrain is likely to be added at some point, as will a fully electric version.

Size and style-wise, it'll be similar to the closely related Audi Q2 (below).

UK release date and list prices are to be confirmed, although sitting between the Golf and Tiguan should mean entry-level cars will cost from £19,000. We’ll bring you lease prices as soon as they’re available.

If you can’t wait until the T-Roc is available, how about a Tiguan? Click here to read our review. Alternatively, here’s a link to all our Tiguan personal lease deals.

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