With fresh design accentuations, significant advances in operation and connectivity, and the latest generation of assist systems, the new T-Roc is the latest chapter in the success story of Volkswagen's charismatic crossover model in the compact segment. Its interior is more modern and more high-quality than ever, while its standard equipment now includes LED headlights, the Digital Cockpit based on the third generation of the Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB3) and a redesigned multifunction steering wheel. A new equipment structure allows customers to tailor the configuration of the new T-Roc to their own individual style. The leather package Vienna1 enhances long-distance comfort with electrically adjustable seats as well as ergoActive seats1 with electric 4-way lumbar support adjustment and massage function. Highlights in terms of assist systems include IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist1/2 and Predictive ACC1/2.
Top seller: More than one million units sold already. The combination of a progressive look, sporty performance and rugged versatility has become an exceptional recipe for success. Right from the outset and without a direct predecessor, the T-Roc has gained enormous popularity. Since its market launch at the end of 2017, Volkswagen has already sold more than one million units of the compact SUV. In Germany alone, around 180,000 T-Rocs have hit the road, while the figure for Europe as a whole is around 650,000. Some 320,000 vehicles have been supplied to customers in China. This shows that the T-Roc has become established as a key component of Volkswagen’s product portfolio, impressively confirming the company’s strategy in the SUV segment. The extremely sporty T-Roc R has complemented the model family since the end of 2019, and the T-Roc Cabriolet was added in spring 2020, combining the strengths of an SUV with the lightness of an open-top car. Their appeal has also been boosted by the very latest design and technology innovations.
Refined interior ambience. The versatile crossover capabilities of the new T-Roc are exemplified by its five seats offering generous space, a raised seating position and a luggage compartment that can be expanded from 445 to as much as 1,290 litres. The redesigned dash panel, instrument cluster and infotainment display now have an especially modern look. The surface of the dash panel is now foam-cushioned, providing an optimised sensory experience. In addition, the panel’s distinctive stitching enhances the high-quality ambience of the new T-Roc. The interior door trims are now already made of high-quality fabric as standard or leatherette in conjunction with the Style and R-Line equipment lines. In addition, the Style equipment line now includes comfort seats with centre panels in ArtVelours.
The distinctive decorative trim is available in four new variants, depending on the selected equipment line and in conjunction with the Black Style design package. The central infotainment display is now positioned on the dash panel in the style of a tablet. It is situated at an ergonomically ideal height, on a visual axis with the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The redesigned steering wheels featuring multifunction buttons – which come as standard in the new T-Roc – also help make operation more intuitive.
The control of the automatic air conditioner is likewise digitised in the new T-Roc: the temperatures and blower function are adjusted by means of touch sliders, while other functions, as well as the seat heating, have touch controls.
Refined exterior design. Selective modifications to the exterior details ensure that the new T-Roc expresses its unmistakable crossover design in even more striking style. It now features LED headlights and darkened rear lights as standard. The innovative IQ.LIGHT with LED matrix headlights1 and an illuminated strip in the radiator grille as well as newly designed tail light clusters with dynamic indicator function are optionally available. New exterior paint finishes complement the refined exterior design, as does a wide selection of redesigned alloy wheels in sizes from 17 to 19 inches.
The newly designed R-Line echoes the style of the T-Roc R, adding a distinctive touch of sporty flair.
Advanced assist systems. The new T-Roc offers numerous advanced assist systems – both as standard and as optional extras – that were previously only available in higher vehicle classes. Its range of standard equipment still includes Front Assist and Lane Assist, while new features include IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist1/2 and the predictive cruise control Predictive ACC1/2. The range of functions offered by Side Assist1/2 has been extended, as has that of Park Assist1/2, which is now also capable of parking forwards in perpendicular parking bays and moving out of parallel parking spaces.
Digital Cockpit as standard. The new T-Roc features a fully digital display and control system based on the third generation of the Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB3). A Digital Cockpit is now fitted as standard and takes on the function of the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. There is also the optional Digital Cockpit Pro, which has a larger display and additional functions. The size of the redesigned infotainment displays on the dash panel is 6.5 inches or 8.0 inches, depending on the equipment. And in combination with the new infotainment system Discover Pro, the screen measures an impressive 9.2 inches across the diagonal. On request, the new T-Roc can be “always online”. The We Connect Plus1 functions enable the use of innovative digital services such as natural online voice control1/7 and access to streaming services8. Optionally, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functions can now also be integrated wirelessly into the control system via App-Connect Wireless1/6.
Diverse drive portfolio. Three petrol engines and two diesel engines are available for the new T-Roc. Depending on the drive, they are combined with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG1 dual-clutch gearbox. The range of efficient direct-injection petrol engines includes a 1.0-litre TSI engine with three cylinders and a maximum output of 81 kW (110 PS) as well as two four-cylinder power units, the 1.5-litre TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) and the 2.0-litre TSI with 140 kW (190 PS). 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. The top model is the 221 kW (300 PS) T-Roc R, while the 1.0-litre TSI with 81 kW (110 PS) and the 1.5-litre TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) are available for the new T-Roc Cabriolet. As an alternative to front-wheel drive, the 110 kW (150 PS) diesel engine is also available with 4MOTION1 all-wheel drive. This ensures superior power transmission and is standard in the 2.0-litre TSI with 140 kW (190 PS) and the T-Roc R.