Enhanced Volkswagen T-Roc is coming to SA
The Volkswagen T-Roc is nearing its mid-life cycle and as such, the local arm of the German marque has confirmed the arrival timing of the refreshed subcompact crossover SUV.
According to VW SA, the refreshed T-Roc is earmarked to go on sale in Mzansi at the end of July. It has been on sale since the year 2020 and since then, 4,490 units have found homes across the country.
Sold in two trim levels; Design and R-Line, the new T-Roc comes standard with LED headlights and taillights while IQ. Light LED matrix headlights and IQ. Drive assistance systems such as Travel Assist can be had as options.
As for the refreshed T-Roc in Design trim, it comes standard with two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting, convenience seats, a leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, high-beam control light-assist and autonomous emergency braking.
There is also a multi-colour digital cockpit, two-zone climatronic air-conditioner, comfort package with keyless entry, composition media radio, 17” Johannesburg alloy wheels, park assist with park distance control and silver anodised roof rails.
Buyers can add a tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof (Design and R-Line), black style exterior package with 18” Grange Hill or Portimao alloy wheels. On the functionality side, a 8.0” Discover Media with a navigation system, wireless app-connect and mobile smartphone inductive charging, a Beats sound system and rear view camera can be ticked as options also for both the Design and R-Line trim levels.
The range-topping R-Line adds a sports comfort package that includes a sports suspension, progressive steering, keyless entry, towing protection and high-beam control light assist. Other standard features consist of Nappa leather seats, a driver assistance system with lane-keeping system and lane-change assist, 19” Misano alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, and IQ. Drive Package for R-Line which includes autonomous emergency braking front assist, adaptive cruise control with speed limiter and proactive passenger protection system for front- and side- assist plus a Lava Stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panel inserts.
Only two engine options are on offer; a 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI with 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque as well as a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with 140 kW and 320 Nm. The former is fitted with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission driving the front wheels while the latter is paired with a 7-speed DSG driving all four wheels via the 4Motion system.
The 1.4 TSI completed the 0-100 km/h sprint in 8.4 seconds while the 2.0 TSI gets the same task done in 7.2 seconds. The top speed is capped at 205 km/h and 216 km/h respectively.
Pricing will be announced closer to the facelifted T-Roc’s launch date at the end of July but what we know so far is that the refreshed VW T-Roc comes standard with a three-year/120,000 km warranty, five-year/ 90,000 km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service intervals are scheduled for 15,000 km.