Volkswagen is expanding its local SUV range with the introduction of the T-Roc.
Slotting below the Tiguan, the new T-Roc completes the local SUV range that is made up of the T-Cross, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg.
Speaking of dimensions, it is 80 mm longer than the T-Cross and 162 mm shorter than the Tiguan. When all five seats are occupied, luggage space is 445 litres. The backrests can also be folded down in a 60/40 split, yielding luggage capacity of up to 1 290 litres.
Locally, Volkswagen will offer the T-Roc in two engine choices; a 1.4 TSI 110 kW Design, a 2.0 TSI 140 kW 4MOTION DSG Design and the 2.0 TSI 140 kW 4MOTION DSG R-Line.
The T-Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A-pillars and exterior mirror housings).
On the Design derivatives, customers have a choice of pure white, red and black on the roof and exterior mirror housings. These roof and exterior mirror housings can be paired with various exterior colours, thus giving T-Roc customers 26 different colour options. The R-Line derivative will have 21 different colour options.
The Design derivatives come standard with the 17-inch Mayfield alloy wheel and have two further options of an 18-inch Montego alloy wheel as well as an 18-inch Grange Hill alloy wheel. The R-Line derivative comes standard with the 19-inch Suzuka alloy wheels.
The T-Roc will come standard with Composition Media radio and App-Connect. The Composition radio has an 8-inch colour touch screen with two USB ports easily located in the centre console of the vehicle.
Standard specification on the 1.4 TSI Design and 2.0 TSI Design derivatives are details such as climatronic air conditioning, the Composition Media infotainment system, connectivity via the We Connect Go app, Voice Control, LED tail light cluster, visual underbody guard (black) and Park Distance Control (front and rear).
The top-of-the-range T-Roc R-Line comes standard with 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.
Also standard on the top-of-the-range R-Line derivative are the Light Assist package, LED daytime running lights in the bumper and dynamic cornering lights, 19-inch Suzuka alloy wheels, the latest generation Active info display, Keyless entry, Mobile phone inductive charging, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and Vienna leather seats.
Optional features on all derivatives include; the panoramic sunroof, electronic trailer hitch, smoker’s package, Discover Pro navigation system with a 9.2-inch screen, the Beats sound system and the Park Package.
The new T-Roc can be ordered with a choice of two efficient petrol engines at launch.
Customers have a choice of the 1.4 TSI 8-speed Tiptronic engine with a power output of 110 kW and torque of 250 Nm.
The entry-level engine reaches 0 – 100km/h in 8.4 seconds, has a fuel consumption of 6.9l/100km and a top speed of 205km.
The 2.0 TSI engine with 7-speed DSG® and 4MOTION® is the second engine in the range and has a power output of 140 kW and torque of 320 Nm. It takes just 7.2 seconds to go from 0 – 100km, with the top speed being 216 km. The fuel consumption on this engine is 8.3l/100km.
The Volkswagen T-Roc comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000km.
The T-Roc 1.4TSI 110kW Tiptronic Design and 2.0TSI 140kW 4MOTION® DSG® R-Line will officially go on sale in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana from November 2020.
The 2.0TSI 140kW 4MOTION® DSG® Design derivative will go on sale in January 2020.
Due to the volatility of exchange rates in the last few months, Volkswagen South Africa will only announce pricing for the T-Roc range in August 2020.
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