Volkswagen T-Roc Review: A Snappy Dresser

  Colin Windell


 27 Jun, 2022

Our Volkswagen T-Roc review will give you all the information you need to make the best purchase decision for your new dream car, could it be the new VW T-Roc?

The new Volkswagen T-Roc not only comes with exterior alterations, but it gains in terms of tech-spec and upgraded interior materials.

The compact SUV has sold approximately 4 490 units, slotting in between the Taigo and Tiguan since its launch in 2020. 

The latest T-Roc range comes standard with LED headlights, taillights, and the front lights blending in with the new sharpened look.  

19- inch alloy wheels

The model offers five new exterior paint colours compatible with a white, black or Indium grey roof, while it sits on 17-inch and 19- inch alloy wheels to provide more options to customise the car. 

The 8,0-inch infotainment display is designed like a tablet and positioned on the dash panel in line of sight with the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. It comes standard with the Digital Cockpit instrument cluster in the Design equipment line and the Digital Cockpit Pro in the R-Line equipment line.

What are the VW T-Roc Options?

The new Volkswagen T-Roc is available with Front Assist and Lane Assist advanced assist systems as optional features (standard in the R-Line). The new IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control enable assisted steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 210 km/h.

8,0-inch infotainment display

Dynamic Light Assist predictively illuminates winding roads to ensure that oncoming traffic is not dazzled, even when the main beam headlights are active. The individual LED segments of the high-tech light system to provide better distribution by specific activation and deactivation depending on the driving situation. 

The South African market will get the new T-Roc range in two equipment lines: the Design and top-of-the-range R-Line.

The Design equipment line (available in the 1.4 TSI with 110 kW and 2.0 TSI with 140 kW) comes with two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting and convenience seats. 

Standard features include LED headlights and taillights, a leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel (with paddle shift, multi-function sensor, Adaptive Cruise Control, High-beam control Light Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Assist). Furthermore, multi-colour Digital Cockpit, 2-zone climatronic air-conditioner, Comfort Package with keyless entry, Composition Media Radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, Park Assist with Park Distance Control, and silver anodised roof rails.

The T-Roc R-Line gains the Sports Comfort Package comprising a Sports suspension, progressive steering, keyless entry, towing protection, and high-beam control Light Assist.


Foldable rear seats for more boot space

The package continues to impress with Nappa leather seats, Driver Assistance System with Lane-keeping system and lane change assist, 19-inch Misano alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, IQ.Drive Package for R-Line (Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter and Proactive passenger protection system for Front Assist and side assist) and a Lava Stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panels inserts.

The entry-level engine in the range is the four-cylinder 1.4 TSI with a maximum output of 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque. It shifts gears through an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, with the top speed being 205 km/h. Fuel consumption is at 6,3 l/100 km and acceleration at 8,4 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

The T-Roc range gets a power boost with the 2,0-litre TSI engine with 140 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque and standard 4MOTION technology. It drives through a 7-speed DSG transmission. The top speed is 216 km/h with claimed consumption of 7,3 l/100 km.

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