Volkswagen’s SUV range expansion continues a new turbodiesel engine option in the T-Roc compact SUV. With the arrival of the latest engine option, the range now comprises three petrol and two diesel engines.
The new 1.6-litre TDI is available with a six-speed gearbox and has a peak power figure of 115 PS. Torque tops out at 250 Nm. The engine has been WLTP tested and has an NEDC derived CO₂ emissions figure of 115 g/km. In the T-Roc, this 1.6-litre TDI is offered with front-wheel drive.
An expanded line-up now consisting of five-engines ensures the T-Roc range has a power unit for every customer. And as well as the five engine options, the T-Roc is available in five trim levels. Starting with the T-Roc S, which is available from £18,955, the range climbs through the SE, Design, SEL and on to the T-Roc R-Line with its unique, sporty styling.
Every T-Roc is equipped with, as a minimum, an eight-inch colour touchscreen and Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system. This allows simultaneous pairing of two compatible mobile devices and includes a CD player and DAB radio.
Also standard on all T-Rocs is Front Assist, which uses radar to scan the area in front of the car and will automatically apply the brakes in an emergency situation. This contributes to the T-Roc’s five-star maximum Euro NCAP safety rating. Halogen clear headlights with separate LED daytime running lights also feature, as does 2Zone electronic climate control and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors.
T-Roc SE adds Adaptive Cruise Control, among a variety of other features. Focusing on personalisation, T-Roc Design has contrasting roof colour options, plus coloured dashpads and interior door panels, and T-Roc SEL adds satellite navigation and Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’, which gives online access to a range of useful features such as car parking availability and fuel prices.
In the past two years Volkswagen’s SUV offensive has resulted in a range that begins with the all-new T-Roc compact SUV, and follows with the Tiguan and its seven-seat cousin, the new Tiguan Allspace.
The latest addition to the SUV range, launched only last month, is the new Touareg luxury SUV. Later this year Volkswagen will launch the T-Cross SUV, which fits into the range below the T-Roc and will go on sale in the UK in 2019.