Volkswagen South Africa has announced the local launch date, trim grades and engine options for the updated T-Roc. Here’s what you can expect…

Scheduled to arrive in SA at the end of July, the refreshed T-Roc will be available with two levels of specifications and a duo of engine options. Starting with the former, the revised model will be offered with the choice of Design and R-Line trim levels. 


As standard, the Design model features LED head- and taillamps and 17-inch Johannesburg alloy wheels. Design trim further includes items such as a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, VW’s multi-colour Digital Cockpit instrument cluster and Composition Media Radio, and two-zone climate control. The (standard-fitment) Comfort package further features keyless entry. Park assist with park distance control is also included. 

Optional items for the Design model include a panoramic sunroof and VW’s Black Style exterior package. This pack features 18-inch Grange Hill black alloy wheels. Further included in the list of optional items are VW’s IQ. Light LED matrix headlamps, 8.0-inch Discover Media system with sat-nav and wireless smartphone connectivity and charging. A Beats sound system and rear-view camera can also be specified.


In addition to the standard items of the Design, the R-Line model upgrades to a Sports Comfort package, which comprises sports suspension, progressive steering, keyless entry, towing protection and high-beam control light assist. It also gains Nappa leather seats, driver-assistance systems such as lane-keep and -change assist, 19-inch black Misano alloy wheels, VW’s Digital Cockpit Pro and the IQ.Drive package.

Like the Design, optional fitment includes a panoramic sunroof and Beats sound system. A rear-view camera is also optional. 

The refreshed T-Roc will be available with a duo of four-cylinder turbopetrol engines. The first is a 1.4-litre unit, sending 110 kW/250 Nm exclusively to the front axle. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 1.4 TSI motor sips 6.3 L/100 km. 

The second powertrain is VW’s 2.0 TSI. This unit produces 140 kW and 320 Nm, sent to all four corners via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. VW says this engine sips 7.3 L/100 km. 

The T-Roc will come with a three-year/120 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan. Pricing will be revealed closer to the launch date.