The production version of the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV concept is set to be revealed at the 2017 Geneva motor show next March, according to a new report out of Europe.

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Britain's Autocar reports that the German automotive giant is planning to present a small crossover model that will be influenced by the 2014 T-Roc concept.

Riding on the company's MQB platform, the production version of the T-Roc is expected to have similar dimensions to the Golf hatch, which features a wheelbase of 2640mm - 41mm shorter than the new mid-sized Tiguan.

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While the British publication's report claims the new SUV will be based on the Golf, it's also possible it could be the SUV companion to the smaller Polo hatch and share the majority of its components with the soon-to-be launched Audi Q2.

Pre-production versions of this baby SUV have already been spied testing, and should be one of the five new SUV models Volkswagen plans to release in Australia by the end of 2018.

This is also in line with our report from the T-Roc's reveal at the 2014 Geneva motor show that the production version of the striking SUV concept will reach the market sometime in 2017.

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Above: 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift interior

While the outside is said to be inspired by the concept car, the interior is expected to borrow heavily from the recently-revealed Golf '7.5' facelift, including the availability of the 12.3-inch Active Info display and new 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control.

Under the bonnet will likely be a selection of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder 'Evo' unit from the updated Golf.

Autocar also claims a 2.0-litre turbo petrol will form the basis of a T-Roc GTI variant, though it could also be dubbed 'R-Line' considering the GTI-powered Tiguan uses that name.

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Front- and all-wheel drivetrains should be offered, along with the option of a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions.

The report also claims plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV) variants are under development, likely using the Golf GTE and e-Golf as a base respectively.

Following the T-Roc will be an even smaller SUV, based on the T-Cross Breeze concept that was revealed at this year's Geneva motor show, which is reportedly scheduled for production around 2019.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for an update.