New Volkswagen T-Roc to hit SA streets in July

Refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale in July

Reuben Van Niekerk
Volkswagen T-Roc

The combination of a progressive look, sporty performance and versatility has made the T-Roc a popular compact SUV choice in South Africa. The new and refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc is poised to go on sale in South Africa in July.

What’s new?

Design updates include sharper body lines that give the T-Roc an even more striking look.

A refreshed exterior design includes the addition of a host of innovative technology including LED headlights and taillights. IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, a illuminated radiator grille strip, tail light clusters with a new graphic structure and dynamic turn signal as well as IQ.Drive assistance systems such as Travel Assist are available as optional extras.

Five new exterior paint colours and newly designed 17 and 19-inch alloy wheels expand the customisation options.

Inside story

The interior has been refined with high-quality materials, a re-designed infotainment display as well as the Digital Cockpit as standard. A soft touch dash surface and distinctive seams add modern design highlights to the interior.

The 8.0-inch infotainment display mimics a tablet and is positioned on the dash panel in line of sight with the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions can now be integrated wirelessly into the control system via Wireless App-Connect.

The new T-Roc comes standard with the Digital Cockpit Pro on R-Line models. The multi-function steering wheel, which is part of the standard package, boasts a new design that contributes to the vehicle’s intuitive control.

Design and R-Line equipment lines now feature leather door trim and arm rests. Design models are fitted with ArtVelour seats as standard, while Vienna leather seats are available as an option. R-Line models feature sports seats for the driver and front passenger finished in Nappa leather as standard.

Front Assist and Lane Assist advanced assist systems are now standard on R-Line models and optional on other models. The new IQ.Drive Travel Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control enable assisted steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 210km/h.

Model range

The new T-Roc will be offered in Design and R-Line equipment lines. The Design features two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting and convenience seats. Standard equipment includes LED head and taillights, a leather multifunction steering wheel, multi-colour Digital Cockpit, a dual-zone climatronic air-conditioner, Comfort Package, Composition Media Radio, 17-inch Johannesburg alloys, Park Assist and silver roof rails.

The R-Line model is distinguished by a sporty bumper design and multi-function sports steering wheel with touch control. Standard features include the Sports Comfort Package, Nappa leather seats, Driver Assistance system, 19-inch Misano alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, I.Q.Drive Package and a Lava stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panel inserts.

Under the bonnet

The new T-Roc will be available with two engine options. The four-cylinder 1.4 TSI offers 110kW and 250Nm and is coupled to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. Volkswagen claim that it will use just 6.3 litres per 100km while being able to sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 8.4 seconds.

The 2.0-litre TSI engine boasts 140kW and 320Nm and is coupled to 4-Motion and a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This model can sprint to 100km/h in 7.2 seconds and is said to use 7.2 litres per 100km.


Retail pricing will be announced closer to the launch date, which is scheduled for the end of July.