With a fresh design, innovative assist systems and numerous digital services, Volkswagen is continuing the success story of its compact crossover model. A sharpened exterior defines the unmistakable appearance of the new T-Roc, T-Roc R and T-Roc Cabriolet. The interior was refined with high-quality materials, a redesigned Infotainment display and the Digital Cockpit as standard. Innovative technology from higher vehicle classes has now been integrated into the compact SUV model family – in the shape of IQ.Light, with LED matrix headlights, and the assist systems of IQ.Drive with Travel Assist, as well as predictive ACC cruise control. In this way, Volkswagen is making great strides towards becoming a software-oriented mobility provider as part of its ACCELERATE strategy.
The combination of a progressive look, sporty performance and rock-solid versatility have made the Volkswagen T-Roc a popular, best-selling car over the course of the last four years. Without a direct predecessor, it became a key pillar in Volkswagen’s product programme overnight. Since its market launch in 2017, more than one million units of the compact SUV have been sold. Since the end of 2019, the model range has included an extremely sporty T-Roc R. Since the spring of 2020, the T-Roc Cabriolet has united the strengths of an SUV with the option of driving with the top down.
Sophisticated interior, sharpened exterior design
With a foam-backed surface and distinctive seams, the new dash panel brings modern and top-quality 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, 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 is now standard. In the Style and R-Line equipment lines, door trim and arm rests are made of leatherette and boast designer seams, just like the head restraints. Another feature of the Style equipment line are the centre panels of the comfort seats in ArtVelours. In conjunction with the R-Line, 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, are available as an option.
The lines of the new T-Roc exterior have been sharpened, making its unmistakable crossover design all the more striking. LED headlights and darkened rear lights are included as standard. IQ LIGHT with LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grille strip, as well as tail light clusters with a new graphic structure and dynamic turn signal are available on request. Five new colours of exterior paint and newly designed 17- and 19-inch alloy wheels provide customers with even more opportunities to customise their car.
New levels of digitalisation and connectivity
The new VW T-Roc comes with the 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 Volkswagen 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 in Europe 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 desired.
Efficient TSI and TDI engines, 7-speed DSG and 4MOTION available as option
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 in conjunction with the 110 kW (150 PS) diesel engine ensures superior power transmission. The 2.0-litre TSI with 140 kW (190 PS) is combined with 4MOTION as standard.
Available in a basic version and three further pre-configured equipment lines
The Volkswagen 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 throughout Europe in the newly configured versions Life, Style and R-Line. The Style equipment line boast two-tone paintwork, additional chrome elements, background lighting and convenience seats in the interior. 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 such as in a striking, sporty bumper design and multifunction sports steering wheel with touch control. In addition, the new T-Roc in conjunction with the R-Line equipment line has a sports package including driving profile selection, progressive steering and sports running gear. Moreover, customers can opt for a Black Style design package in conjunction with the Style and R-Line equipment lines. Its exterior and interior black design elements create a subtly sporty look.
The entry price for the new VW T-Roc with 1.0 TSI engine is 23,495 euros (incl. VAT).
Volkswagen T-Roc R
The new Volkswagen T-Roc R is the most dynamic compact SUV within the model family. Thanks to its 221 kW (300 PS) four-cylinder engine, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
The R-specific design of the exterior is echoed in the interior with high-quality R décor options. In addition, the car’s sporty performance is accompanied by a striking sound.
Supreme power on all roads
The outstanding driving characteristics of the Volkswagen T-Roc R derive from the modern 2.0 engine with TSI technology and the intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Combined with turbocharging and direct injection, this powerful drive achieves impressive torque even at low engine speeds. The maximum torque of 400 Nm is already achieved from 2,000 rpm, and its performance capacity is still going strong at 5,500 rpm.
The precise tuning of the standard 7-speed DSG gearbox to the engine’s impulsive spirit also contributes to the car’s thrilling driving dynamics. The standard Launch Control function enables set-off with maximum dynamics and traction. The high-performance brake system provides both effective deceleration and visual interest with brake calipers finished in blue.
Sports running gear and 4MOTION as standard
R-specific sports running gear and progressive steering ensure extremely agile handling characteristics. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be manually deactivated. A model-specific button on the redesigned sports leather steering wheel provides direct access to the driving profile selection. Holding this button down activates Race mode. The new T-Roc R also moves supremely beyond asphalted road surfaces: this is because the extra power provided as standard by the reliable Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive is distributed between the front and rear wheels in milliseconds according to need and slip.
This effectively prevents the alloy wheels from potentially slipping or blocking. Tricky surfaces such as gravel or cobblestones as well as wet or snowy conditions are no problem thanks to excellent traction.
Externally, the new Volkswagen T-Roc R has plenty of sporty flair, with bumpers in R styling and air intakes featuring black fins. The typical insignia underline the powerful character of the top model, highlighting the strong design of the compact SUV in a particularly striking way. The same applies to the R logo on the black radiator grille and the tailgate. The IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, which come as standard in Germany, illuminate the roads at night. What is more, the T-Roc R is unmistakably recognisable from a distance thanks to its conspicuous, vertical daytime running lights which form part of the distinctively designed front bumper. Chrome-plated twin exhaust tailpipes on the left and right of the rear apron are adeptly offset by the dark-glazed LED tail lights above. Darkened panes in the rear side and rear windows, door sills finished in the body colour and chrome-coloured exterior mirror housings round off the striking appearance of the new VW T-Roc R. A striking sound is provided by the optional titanium exhaust system by specialist Akrapovi, which weighs some seven kilograms less and features a distinctive tailpipe design.
High-sheen alloy wheels
The standard 7J x 18 wheels in Jerez design feature impressive black, high-sheen surfaces. As an option, the VW T-Roc R can be fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels in either the Pretoria version in Dark Graphite matt, or Estoril in Black with high-sheen surfaces.
Interior with sporty features
The entire interior of this high-performance athlete offers perfect craftsmanship and optimum ergonomics. The redesigned sports leather steering wheel features multifunction buttons and the model-specific R button. The -adjustable lumbar supports also enhance driver and front passenger comfort on lengthy journeys. The insides of the -adjustable premium sports seats are trimmed in ArtVelours, while the seat centre panels and outer rear seats feature the extravagantly designed R fabric. Optionally, the premium sports seats are also available in Nappa leather and with electrically operated adjustment options. The spacious interior conveys a spirited, sporty look thanks to stainless steel pedals, blue background lighting, black headliner and chrome trim on the switches for lights, window lift and exterior mirror adjustment.
High-quality decorative inlays in Piano Black as standard and in the optional Lapiz Blue matt version adorn the dash panel, centre console and door panels, while the sill panel trims feature the striking R logo. The wide centre armrest between the front seats provides plenty of space for the driver’s and front passenger’s elbows so as to ensure maximum comfort. The leather package, or alternatively one of the additional two-tone finishes, are available as optional extras to make the new T-Roc R even more individual.
Perfect for everyday use
Despite its high performance and sports equipment, the new T-Roc stands out as a reliable day-to-day companion, even in the most powerful model variant. The new VW T-Roc R is designed for versatility, providing a high level of long-distance comfort as well as impressive functionality when it comes to transporting both people and goods. For example, the rear seat backrest can be folded down asymmetrically, expanding the load volume from 392 litres to a maximum of 1,237 litres. In Germany, its standard equipment also includes an electrically operated tailgate including the Easy Open & Close function, a reversing camera, central locking with Keyless Access, the Discover Media infotainment system including navigation and an anti-theft alarm system. A detachable towing bracket is also available as an optional extra for the T-Roc R.
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet
As an open crossover model in the compact class, the new Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet combines the robustness and strengths of an SUV with the pleasures a convertible. The striking T-Roc design underlines what open-top driving is all about – fun, freedom, joie de vivre. Thanks to new driver assist systems such as IQ Drive Travel Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Park Assist, the car offers even safer and more comfortable driving. The new VW T-Roc Cabriolet is available in the equipment lines Style and R-Line.
The T-Roc Cabriolet continues Volkswagen tradition, featuring a lightweight fabric top with three layers – like the Beetle and Golf Cabriolet. As soon as the electro-hydraulic drive has retracted the soft top fully automatically, which takes just nine seconds, the occupants of all four seats enjoy an all-round view.
When open, the soft top folds down in Z format behind the rear seats, its solid front mirror serving as a cover. The vehicle’s protection system is activated instantly in the event of an imminent rollover, protecting the driver and passengers with two strong plates that shoot upwards behind the rear headrests within a fraction of a second. Additional body reinforcements compensate for the lack of a fixed roof.
The modern design of the exterior is achieved by means of clear, calm geometries and surfaces, while details such as the wide front grille with integrated LED performance headlights highlight the robust SUV look. In the interior of the new T-Roc Cabriolet, the latest modifications in the area of the redesigned dash panel and displays ensure a particularly high-quality and progressive look.
With standard equipment that includes the Digital Cockpit based on the third generation of the Modular Infotainment System (MIB3), the new T-Roc Cabriolet is highly advanced in terms of both displays and controls. The Ready 2 Discover system with a redesigned, 8-inch infotainment display comes as standard.
Efficient engine options for cruising or off-road
The drive and running gear of the new Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet supremely masters any task it is faced with. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines with turbocharging and direct injection. The 1.0-litre TSI is a three-cylinder engine with an output of 81 kW (110 PS) of power and 200 Nm of maximum torque.The 1.5-litre TSI engine has an output of 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm. A six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive are standard, but the larger TSI can also be optionally combined with the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.
Freedom in day-to-day life and along unexplored paths
The VW T-Roc Cabriolet succeeds in embodying joie de vivre and driving pleasure – developed for adventurous drivers in search of freedom in their day-to-day lives as well as on entirely unexplored roads. This modern form of versatility includes the option of open-top driving as well as the robust all-round characteristics of the new T-Roc Cabriolet. It combines a high level of comfort across four seats and a 284-litre luggage compartment with the latest technology for controls and digital services.