Volkswagen has extended its SUV range with the unveiling of the all-new T-Roc.
The B-Segment SUV is part of an ‘SUV offensive’ by the brand, which will see 19 global models launched in the next few years.
T-Roc is expected to accelerate itself to the top three of Volkswagen's sales chart, joining the Golf and Polo as one of the brands most popular models.
It rivals the likes of Nissan’s Juke and the Peugeot 2008, but also competes with in-house models such as the new Audi Q2 and upcoming Seat Arona.
Research by Jato suggests the booming segment shows no sign of slowing and with established rivals nearing the end of their life cycles the T-Roc will launch at the perfect time to maximise its sales potential.
In the next decade the compact SUV market is expected to double in size.
The new T-Roc will be available with front or four-wheel-drive and a range of petrol and diesel engines.
Volkswagen expects around 80% of T-Rocs to be specified with petrol engine.
It has a chunky exterior design, with a wide stance and raised rise height. Inside passengers sit high-up and there is plenty of space for five adults with a class-leading 445-litre boot.
All models will come with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist.
The car will be available in the UK from December, with prices starting from around £19,000.