This is the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc, seen here virtually undisguised ahead of its expected debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The upcoming compact SUV model joins the current two-strong line-up comprising the Tiguan and the Touareg. The MQB-based model is said to measure around 4.3 metres long.

Several engines are said to be available for the T-Roc, starting with a 1.0 litre, three-cylinder petrol developing 115 hp. Further along in the range, a 1.5 litre four-cylinder turbo with 150 hp can be expected, along with a few versions of the 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine, opening the door to the likelihood of a performance model in the GTI mould.

Also expected to join are a range of diesel powerplants, as well as a possible hybrid variant. As with its siblings, the Tiguan and Touareg, the T-Roc can be expected to feature the marque’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. The 2014 concept model featured different driving modes for different terrain – Street, Off-road and Snow – though it remains to be seen if that will make it to the production model.


GALLERY: 2014 Volkswagen T-Roc Concept