Volkswagen T-ROC Is Up For Sale Starting This Year
|   Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Great news for Volkswagen enthusiasts: the 2018 T-ROC will now be up for sale starting the end of 2017, as it was officially confirmed. Also, an insider source from the company stated that the same model will get to the North American market during the first quarter of 2018.

Initially introduced to the public in 2014 as a concept vehicle, the Volkswagen T-ROC is now classified as a compact, C-segment car. With a two-door design, the model is underpinned by the VW MQB platform, as it had been rumored for a while.


Among the main features offered by the T-ROC is the removable roof; however, let's note that only the middle section of the roof is removable, while the rest remains the same. As it happens with other new models, the removable part is stowed in a special compartment that lies in the underside of the trunk, so that it doesn't occupy too much space. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive is another plus of the front-wheel-drive vehicle, which will be available for the world starting 2018.

The Haldex-coupling system of the car is very similar to the quattro system of Audi Q2, as it involves an electro-hydraulic clutch actuator that distributes torque evenly between the front and rear axies. As for the turbo diesel-powered front, the 2.0-liter TDI, which is quite familiar to the VeeDub one, is included in the T-ROC model.

The combo of the entry-level powertrain comes disguised as a tried-and-tested 1.4-liter TSI turbo-four that matches a six-speed manual transmission. Furthermore, the model also comes with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch box. Although the double clutch gearbox had already been introduced to since the beginning of the 2000s, nowadays they are a must, as they separate the odd and even gears to avoid any issues. The first company to come up with a double clutch was Porsche and, soon enough, many others decided to include the feature in the mainstream vehicles.

Judging by specialists' opinions, technical features and overall designs, the 2018 T-ROC model can be best described as an innovative lifestyle car of the Volkswagen group. Hopefully, the model will be as successful as expected, especially that the Golf Mk5-based Beetle is decreasing in popularity quite drastically. However, it seems that the T-ROC has what it takes to be a new hit when it comes up for sale.
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