If the project will give the “green light”, the crossover will be a notch below “hot” performance with the addition of the letter R to the name.
Sale SUV Volkswagen T-Roc was launched on the European market in the fall of 2017. In the spring of next year the German brand has presented the “charged” version of model – T-Roc R. And in the summer of 2019, the presentation modification with an open top. Over the last year, “old-world” VW dealers have implemented 207 976 copies, which is by 49% more than in 2018. This result allowed the model to enter the top three list of the most popular compact crossovers.
According to British Autocar, citing the head of the project electrified VW Kai Philip, ruler of the Volkswagen T-Roc may extend the number of iteration may increase due to the new version with the prefix GTE. Recall that such increase to the name given to those automobiles that are equipped with hybrid power plant.
According to him, technically, the emergence of plug-in-hybrid T-Roc possible, as the modular platform MQB allows it. Kai Philip noted that the decision of Volkswagen regarding the development of this version depends on whether the demand of potential buyers.
If the project is to create T-Roc and GTE will receive a “green light”, then “filling” it is likely to be the same as the plug-in-hybrid Volkswagen Golf eighth generation. At the core of this system is a 150-HP turbo engine TSI 1.4-litre engine and six-speed “automatic” with two clutches DQ400e, it has built 116-HP electric motor. The total efficiency of the unit is 245 HP and maximum torque of 400 Nm. The battery capacity of 13 kWh, power reserve in the movement only on the electric power equal to approximately 60 km.
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As a result, this Volkswagen T-Roc and GTE will be a notch below “hot” T-Roc R, which is equipped with two-liter petrol “turboservice” family EA888 300 HP (400 Nm). This engine is paired with seven-speed automatic DSG dual clutch. The next version after a cross with the addition of GTE would be a normal T-Roc with a 190-horsepower gasoline engine TSI capacity of 2.0 liters, which also comes with a 7DSG.
In addition, the engine range of the standard crossover are 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI with impact 115 HP and a couple of diesels volume of 1.6 and 2.0 liter capacity of 115 and 150 HP respectively. And the convertible T-Roc in the line of no diesel engine, but a 150-horsepower four-cylinder 1.5 TSI.
It will be decided whether to develop the Volkswagen T-Roc and GTE, it is unclear, however, versions of rechargeable hybrids, soon will be exactly that of the other two models – Tiguan crossover, and “piatigorski” Arteon. It is expected that the new modifications will be available after the facelift, which is waiting for both cars this year. It is likely that they will get the unit from the Passat GTE. It is composed of the 156-strong petrol turbo TSI 1.4-litre engine and 115 HP motor. The cumulative effect of the system is 218 HP, torque of 400 Nm.
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