VW MQB-Based Crossover to Debut in Geneva Under T-Roc Nameplate

Said to slot under the new Volkswagen Tiguan

If the rumors materialize, Volkswagen's overall SUV/crossover lineup could look like this: T-Roc, Tiguan, Touareg, and Atlas.

Volkswagen's umbrella might stretch to cover another new model that belongs to the high-riding race of crossovers, according to a report from Autocar.

The media outlet talks about a Golf-based model wrapped around in Volkswagen T-Roc concept clothing scheduled to make an entry next year, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Autocar also reports that Volkswagen tried to look at other options regarding the model's name after it had "registered alternative names, including Teracor," but the T-Roc moniker was reconsidered and eventually chosen for the production version.

Elsewhere, Skoda is preparing a Fabia-based rival for the Juke, while Seat has already confirmed the addition of the Arona crossover to its range, below the Ateca.

Tech-wise, the T-Roc will get the virtual cockpit landscape introduced by the facelifted Golf Mk7

Regarding powertrain, it's safe to assume that the Golf will donate some of its engines. The 1.5-liter Evo TSI unit looks fit for the job, but we wouldn't be surprised if VW outfitted the T-Roc with 1.0-liter mills for the sake of downsizing.

Illustration by Christian Schulte

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