New Volkswagen T-Roc: Everything you need to know

Date Posted 18th November 2021
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Since its launch in 2017, the Volkswagen T-Roc has become a best-selling vehicle over the past four years. Selling more than one million units within that period, the T-Roc has become a key pillar in Volkswagen’s SUV family.

With the launch of the second-gen model, it features a sharper design, and tech-packed system to further elevate the new Volkswagen T-Roc as a strong leader in the compact crossover market. The new model is rock solid with a crisper exterior, more innovative assist systems, and abundant digital services.

With three unmistakable trims, the new Volkswagen T-Roc, T-Roc R, and T-Roc Cabriolet are defined by a fresh shape and high-quality interiors. A restyled infotainment display, and striking digital cockpit accommodate the T-Roc’s many desired features including technology that you’re likely to find in a higher vehicle class within the compact SUV segment. 

New Volkswagen T-Roc: Three trim levels

The T-Roc can be adapted even more easily to individual tastes, thanks to the reorganisation of equipment lines. In addition to the basic T-Roc version, the compact SUV is available in the newly configured versions Life, Style, and R-Line.

Life is the standard T-Roc but this time it’s enhanced with the option of a sports package including driving profile selection, progressive steering and sports running gear.

The Style equipment line has two-tone paintwork, additional chrome elements, background lighting and convenience seats in the interior. Drivers can also opt for a Black Style design package where exterior and interior black design elements create a subtly sporty look. Other features of the Style equipment line are the centre panels of the comfort seats in ArtVelours.

The R-Line exterior design and equipment is now based to an even greater extent on the top model T-Roc R. The unique character manifests itself in many ways. There’s a striking, sporty bumper design and multifunction sports steering wheel with touch control. In addition, it also has a sports package option like Life, and a Black Style design package like the Style. The R-Line also benefits from the top-of-the-range sports seats for both driver and front passenger (previously only to be found in the T-Roc R), as well as Nappa leather upholstery, all available as an option.

In both the Style and R-Line choices, the door trim and arm rests are made of leatherette and boast designer seams, just like the head restraints. 

New Volkswagen T-Roc: Restyled exterior

New Volkswagen T-Roc Exterior
New Volkswagen T-Roc Exterior grille

The lines of the new T-Roc exterior have been sharpened, making its unmistakable crossover design more striking. LED headlights and darkened rear lights are included as standard. The car is decked out in IQ LIGHT with LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grille strip. There are taillight clusters with a new graphic structure and dynamic turn signal, both available on request. Five new colours of exterior paint and newly designed 17 and 19-inch alloy wheels provide motorists with even more opportunities to customise their car.

New Volkswagen T-Roc: Sophisticated interior

With a foam-backed surface and distinctive seams, the new dash panel brings modern design highlights to the interior of the new T-Roc. The Infotainment display is now designed like a tablet and positioned on the dash panel in a line of sight with the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

Depending on the equipment line, the Infotainment display measures either 8.0 inches or 9.2 inches. The compact SUV comes as standard with a digital instrument cluster which is optionally available at a size of up to 10.25-inches as the Digital Cockpit Pro. The multifunction steering wheel, which is also part of the standard package, has a new design that contributes to the vehicle’s intuitive control.

High-quality fabric door trim also comes in the standard trim.  

New Volkswagen T-Roc: Engine options

New Volkswagen T-Roc Engine options

In the diverse drive portfolio of the new T-Roc there are three TSI and two TDI engines to choose from.

Depending on the selected drive, a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG powers the front axle. The 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder engine has a maximum output of 81 kW (110 PS).

The four-cylinder drives generate 110 kW (150 PS) as a 1.5-litre TSI, and 140 kW (190 PS) as a 2.0-litre TSI. The range is rounded off with two 2.0-litre TDI four-cylinder engines offering an output of 85 kW (115 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS) respectively.

As an alternative to front-wheel drive, 4MOTION all-wheel drive comes in conjunction with the 110 kW (150 PS) diesel engine to ensure superior power transmission. The 2.0-litre TSI with 140 kW (190 PS) is combined with 4MOTION as standard.

New Volkswagen T-Roc: New level of tech and connectivity

New Volkswagen T-Roc technology

The new T-Roc has an advanced assist systems Front Assist and Lane Assist as standard. Moreover, the new IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist and Predictive Cruise Control enable assisted steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 210 km/h. By integrating the signals from the front camera, as well as GPS and map data, the vehicle control system can incorporate local speed limit information, town boundary signs, junctions, and roundabouts.

The new T-Roc features the third generation of the Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB3). This enables the use of a variety of online-based functions and services. We Connect Plus services can be used free of charge for one year as part of the standard package This means that natural online voice control and streaming services are available. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions can also be integrated wirelessly into the control system via App-Connect Wireless, if required.

New Volkswagen T-Roc R: Versatile performance

New Volkswagen T-Roc R is sporty and tech packed

With its 221 kW (300 PS) four-cylinder engine, the new T-Roc R is the most dynamic compact SUV of the model family. The standard sports running gear and 4MOTION all-wheel drive also contribute to this. Aside from the distinctive sound, the sporty performance is also visually accentuated in the interior and the R-specific exterior. The newly designed sports leather steering wheel features touch controls and the model-specific R button for direct access to driving profile selection.

New Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet: Driving freedom and fun

New Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

The new version of the T-Roc Cabriolet, an open-top crossover model originally launched in 2020, unites the robustness of an SUV with the pleasures of a convertible. The new T-Roc Cabriolet features an electrically operated, three-layer, fabric soft top that can be opened in under nine seconds. The open-top four-seater comes in the Style and R-Line equipment lines. Customers can choose from a 1.0-litre TSI engine with 81 kW (110 PS) and a 1.5-litre TSI with 110 kW (150 PS).

The new Volkswagen T-Roc and new T-Roc Cabriolet are available for order; the new T-Roc R is available from the beginning of the new year. In spring 2022, all models will then be available from dealers.

The entry price for the new T-Roc with 1.0 TSI engine starts from £20,000 (incl. VAT); prices for the new T-Roc Cabriolet start at £27,000 (incl. VAT) in the Style equipment line with the 1.0 TSI engine.

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