Volkswagen has published pricing and specifications for its T-Roc SUV which is set to go on sale in South Africa in November.
This is the fifth model which Volkswagen has added to its SUV range in South Africa, joining the T-Cross, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg.
Customers have a choice of the 1.4 TSI 8-speed Tiptronic engine with a power output of 110kW at 5,000 – 6,000rpm, and torque of 250Nm.
The entry-level engine reaches 0 – 100km/h in 8.4 seconds, has a fuel consumption of 6.9l/100km and a top speed of 205km, VW said.
The 2.0 TSI engine with 7-speed DSG and 4Motion has a power output of 140kW, and torque of 320Nm.
The fuel consumption on this engine is 8.3l/100km, Volkswagen said.
Volkswagen said that the T-Roc is its first SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section.
On the Design derivatives, customers have a choice of pure white, red and black on the roof and exterior mirror housings, the carmaker said.
The T-Roc is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) meaning that the T-Roc offers a Golf-like level of ride comfort; it is 80 millimetres longer than the T-Cross, and 162 millimetres shorter than the Tiguan.
When all five seats are occupied, luggage space is 445 litres. The backrests can also be folded down in a 60/40 split, yielding luggage capacity of up to 1,290 litres.
The T-Roc will come standard with Composition Media radio and App-Connect. The Composition radio has an 8-inch colour touch screen with two USB ports easily located in the centre console of the vehicle.
Passive safety features include electronic stability control, park distance control, LED headlights, light and vision package, blind spot monitor and fatigue detection.
The I.Q Drive technologies included in the T-Roc are park assist, emergency assist, front assist, traffic jam assist, adaptive cruise control and lane assist.
Optional features on all derivatives includes; the panoramic sunroof, electronic trailer hitch, smoker’s package, Discover Pro navigation system with a 9.2-inch screen, the Beats sound system and the park package.
Volkswagen said that the recommended retail price for the new T-Roc is as follows:
- T-Roc 1.4 TSI 110kW Tiptronic Design – R489,400
- T-Roc 2.0 TSI 140kW 4Motion Design – R548,300
- T-Roc 2.0 TSI 140kW 4Motion DSG R-Line – R593,600
Volkswagen said that T-Roc comes standard with a 3 year/120,000 km warranty, 5 year/ 90,000 km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15,000 km.