volkswagen T-ROC all-terrain SUV concept features removable roof system
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at the 2014 geneva international motor show, volkswagen offered a glimpse at the company’s future sport-utility vehicles with the ‘T-ROC concept’. the two-door car combines the talents of an all-wheel drive SUV with the versatility of a convertible, and is built with a TDI plug-in hybrid drive system. the T-ROC’s roof middle section consists of two halves, which can be removed with just a few hand movements and stowed in the boot. based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, the T-ROC, is powered by a direct-injection turbo-diesel engine, and is equipped with three different operating modes: ‘street’, ‘offroad’ and ‘snow’. each mode modifies the parameters of its 4motion all-wheel drive system and 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.
the 3D radiator grille designed with large, honeycomb-shaped openings
a large roof spoiler and rear windscreen gives the T-ROC a coupé-like contour
large, round headlight modules, are visually reminiscent of those of the VW karmann ghia type 34
Like the DRL bars at the front end, the rear lights also have visually hovering aluminum elements
the controls, status indicators and climate control functions in the T-ROC are all entirely in digital form