Volkswagen Teases Tiny, Attractive T-Roc

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Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.


, Automotive Editor - August 16, 2017

Crossovers are well on their way to taking over the world and every automaker wants a piece of the pie. Volkswagen is feeling the pain from not having a baby crossover in its lineup, which it hopes to remedy with a new model called the T-Roc. The name may sound familiar, as VW debuted a stylish, tiny concept back at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and put it away, until now.

VW recently put out a short, 22-second video teasing the new T-Roc, and while we don’t get a complete view of the tiny vehicle, it’s our best look at the upcoming crossover yet.

Like the majority of other automakers, VW’s gone for a funky design that, from the short clip, results in an attractive package. The vehicle in the video is wearing an attractive exterior color that reminds us of a shade of metallic yellow, which carries onto the inside of the car in the form of trim pieces, similar to the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roof, in an effort to mimic upscale vehicles, is finished in gloss black, which should provide a sharp contrast to vehicles finished in brighter shades.

The rear LED taillights are similarly shaped to the units found on the new Tiguan, while the front end of the vehicle has LED lights in place of fog lights. From the extremely short view of the front of the vehicle, the front end looks chiseled, with pronounced lines on the hood and fascia.

With the T-Roc, which Automotive News reports will arrive in the US by 2019, VW will go head-to-head against the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, and Nissan Rogue Sport. And if the crossover, which may get a different name for the US market, looks as good as the short clip lets on, it’ll be a welcome entry in a competitive segment.

, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.