The crossover and SUV boom also influenced VW and we saw how that company entered the US industry with the full-size Atlas. However, the Tiguan is also expanding the room for the third row of seats and redesigned Touareg is also arriving. But the wave of SUVs coming front the Volkswagen does not stop there as this auto giant has more in the plan. Specifically, VW is shifting program toward smaller models and next model will grow brand’s Golf lineup. The new VW Golf SUV was really previewed by the T-Roc concept model and VW will industry that model as the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc in order to prevent labeling frustration and to put focus on this model instead of the immensely common Golf.
VW GOLF SUV: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new VW Golf SUV will soon be the compact and agile crossover based on Golf’s seventh era model. Meaning, of course, that functional MQB platform will be the foundation of this model and dimensions must stay close to the T-Roc concept car. This model presented at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show has a 4, 179 mm long while with width is 1831 mm and height 1501 mm.
On the other give, unlike the concept car, the T-Roc should go to the production with five opportunities design and fixed top instead of concept’s two home and lift-off top setup. The production edition will also use the hexagonal grille with the horizontal slats in place of honeycomb structure of the T-Roc concept model. However, the honeycomb mesh will soon be observed on the front fender openings.
The model will also look great from the profile side thanks to the muscular fender flares and solid wrinkles running over the model’s length. The rear side will also feature sports sparkle with the aggressive fender and recessed tailgate. The raked rear glass, good taillights and rear spoiler will also add to its sporty character.
YOU WILL FEEL LIKE IN THE GOLF!
Interior of the new Golf SUV will give you ample space for adults in equally seating lines and design will follow Golf’s path. The model will soon be accessible with the 10.3-inch info screen and the center cluster will house a 9.2-inch touchscreen interface with motion and voice controls.
The model will also contain leather seats, computerized weather, multi-functional steering wheel and pretty much related comfort, technology and protection functions like the newest Golf model.
VW GOLF SUV: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the VW Golf SUV will offer the three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with the displacements ranging from 1.0 to 2.0-liters.
The gas-sipping engines will can be found in a few options. A 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo will produce around 113 ponies. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI must come in 128 and 148 hp versions. The most effective petrol, a 2.0-liter turbo four will give you around 242 hp.
A diesel range should contain 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder units. Expect the latter to create around 184 hp.
The transmission system comes into play kind of the six-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. That well-rounded SUV will soon be front-wheel push automatically and 4Motion all-wheel push will soon be an option or standard on some versions.
VW GOLF SUV: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The VW Golf SUV must break addresses at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Marketed as the 2018 VW T-Roc this model will be around internationally but do not expect it the stateside. It should go on sale sometime in 2018 at the price beginning around $23, 000. Expect VW also to release also smaller, Polo based SUV by 2019.