The crossover and SUV boom also influenced VW and we saw how
this brand entered the US market 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 doesn’t stop there as
this auto giant has more in the plan. Namely, VW is shifting
course toward smaller models and next model will expand brand’s
Golf lineup. The new VW Golf SUV was actually previewed by the
T-Roc concept model and VW will market this model as the 2018
Volkswagen T-Roc in order to prevent naming confusion and to
put focus on this model instead of the immensely popular Golf.
VW Golf SUV: Platform, Design
The new VW Golf SUV will be the compact and agile crossover
based on Golf’s seventh generation model. That means, of
course, that versatile MQB platform will be the foundation of
this model and dimensions should stay close to the T-Roc
concept car. This model presented at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show
has a 4, 179 mm in length while with width is 1831 mm and
height 1501 mm.
On the other hand, unlike the concept car, the T-Roc will go to
the production with five doors layout and fixed roof instead of
concept’s two door and lift-off roof setup. The production
version will also use the hexagonal grille with the horizontal
slats in place of honeycomb pattern of the T-Roc concept model.
However, the honeycomb mesh will be seen on the front bumper
The model will also look nice from the profile side thanks to
the muscular fender flares and strong creases running over the
model’s length. The rear side will also feature sports flair
with the aggressive bumper and recessed tailgate. The raked
rear glass, nice 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 provide adequate space for
adults in both seating rows and design will follow Golf’s path.
The model will be available with the 10.3-inch info display and
the center cluster will house a 9.2-inch touchscreen interface
with gesture and voice controls.
The model will also include leather seats, automatic climate,
multi-functional steering wheel and pretty much similar
convenience, tech and safety features like the newest Golf
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 come in several options. A
1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo will produce around 113 ponies.
A 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI should come in 128 and 148
hp versions. The most powerful petrol, a 2.0-liter turbo four
will provide around 242 hp.
A diesel range should include 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter
four-cylinder units. Expect the latter to produce around 184
The transmission system will come in form of the six-speed
manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. This well-rounded SUV
will be front-wheel drive by default and 4Motion all-wheel
drive will be an option or standard on some versions.
VW Golf SUV: Arrival, Price
The VW Golf SUV should break covers at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto
Show. Marketed as the 2018 VW T-Roc this model will be
available globally but don’t expect it the stateside. It will
go on sale sometime in 2018 at the price starting from around
$23, 000. Expect VW also to launch even smaller, Polo based SUV