The Volkswagen T-Roc has been on sale in South Africa since 2020 and already, the German manufacturer is earmarked to introduce a facelifted version of the subcompact crossover SUV.

The refreshed VW T-Roc is slated to arrive in SA at the end of July. For reference sake, Volkwagen SA has sold 4,490 units of the T-Roc since it launched locally.

Only two trims are available at launch; Design and R-Line. As standard across the range, the T-Roc comes fitted with LED headlights and taillights while IQ. Light LED matrix headlights can be had as options as well as IQ. Drive assistance systems such as Travel Assist.

The new Volkswagen T-Roc

Design Trim

As the range-opener, the Design trim comes standard with two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting, convenience seats, a leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and high-beam control light assist and autonomous emergency braking with a front assist.

Other features include a multi-colour digital cockpit, two-zone Climatronic air-conditioner, comfort package with keyless entry, composition media radio, 17-inch Johannesburg alloy wheels, park assist with park distance control and silver anodised roof rails.

Buyers who want to add more pizzaz can do so by adding a tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, black style exterior package with 18-inch Grange Hill black alloy wheels, 18-inch Grange Hill and Portimao alloy wheels, 8.0-inch Discover Media with a navigation system, wireless app-connect and mobile smartphone inductive charging, Beats sound system, rear view camera and more as options.

The new Volkswagen T-Roc Interior

R-Line Trim

The top-of-the-range R-Line variant comes standard with a sports comfort package that includes a sports suspension, progressive steering, keyless entry, towing protection and high-beam control light assist.

It also comes equipped with standard features such as Nappa leather seats, a driver assistance system with lane-keeping system and lane change assist, 19-inch 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 assist and side assist plus a Lava Stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panel inserts.

Optional extras include a tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, Black Style Exterior Package with 19-inch Misano black alloy wheels, and IQ. Light LED matrix headlights, 8.0-inch Discover Media with a navigation system, wireless app-connect and mobile smartphone inductive charging, Beats sound system, rear view camera and exterior mirror housings painted in contrast colour.

The new Volkswagen T-Roc Openboot View


In terms of power, 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 1.4 TSI engine is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission driving the front wheels while the 2.0 TSI is mated to a 7-speed DSG driving all four wheels via the 4Motion AWD system.

As for the performance, the former requires 8.4 seconds to complete the 0-100 km/h mark and 7.2 seconds for the latter. The top speed is capped at 205 km/h and 216 km/h respectively. 

The new Volkswagen T-Roc Sideview

Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date at the end of July.

The facelifted T-Roc comes standard with a 3-year/120 000km warranty, 5-year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.