Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

January 15, 2015 14:00 ET

Volkswagen Canada Introduces T-ROC Concept at Montreal Autoshow

The Future of Volkswagen SUV Styling

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) -

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Today, at the Montréal Autoshow, Volkswagen Canada presented a new type of SUV concept, the T-ROC.

The Volkswagen family resemblance is unmistakable on this 2-door concept. The design is fresh and new, and incorporates many unique styling elements.

Smaller than Volkswagen's own Tiguan compact SUV, the T-ROC features easily-removable twin roof panels which, when stowed, give the vehicle an almost convertible-like appeal. The exterior has been sculpted with knife-sharp lines and creases, starting at the bold grill framed by dual-LED headlights and continuing along the profile, which is set off by a wide aluminum trim giving the vehicle a low-to-the-ground look. At the rear, the bold LED lighting theme continues, as does the use of cameras for an all-around perspective which is projected onto a dashboard-mounted tablet.

Inside, all elements are designed to match the off-road character of the T-ROC. Rugged features are designed to be used on the move. Painted and non-slip surfaces alike provide a contrast not unlike those found in the Beetle.

Instrumentation is all digital, the centerpiece being a 12.3" colour display. The infotainment tablet reacts not only to touch, but also to gestures.

The T-ROC is powered by a torque-strong and fuel-efficient 2.0 L TDI Clean Diesel, mated to a 7 speed DSG transmission and Volkswagen's own 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. "Street", "Offroad" and "Snow" modes are driver-selectable to maximize performance in all conditions.

Although presently a concept, the T-ROC clearly points to the styling direction Volkswagen will take with its future SUVs.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, The Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

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