It appears that Volkswagen is is trying their hand at the B-Segment crossover market. It is a segment that has boomed in the past years and Volkswagen wants a piece of the action.
Volkswagen did confirm that the T-ROC is slated for production but did not set a definite timeframe for the car. However, the automaker did not drop hints as to what the car will be named once it hits production. Scooped by Autocar, the lone CGI image suggests that they are deep in the development of the said car. The T-ROC concept was introduced back in 2014 during that year's Geneva Motor Show.
The T-ROC concept measures in at 4,178mm long, 1,831 mm wide and 1501mm tall, putting it right in the middle of the B-Segment crossover class. Based on the CGI image, it appears to adapt some of the Tiguan's styling characteristics. At the front is a wide grill but it breaks away from VW tradition with its hexagonal shape. It also features a clamshell-look hood and large headlights.
Unlike the concept, the car seen in the image has five doors. It does retain the concept's bulging fender flares. Also seen are a pair of roof rails, a bold character line that runs through the doors and an integrated rear spoiler. Once this car reaches production, it will serve as Volkswagen's smallest crossover offering, slotting below the Tiguan. Its primary competitors are likely to be the Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke.