Volkswagen South Africa has announced local pricing for the T-Roc range ahead of its launch in November 2020.
The crossover, which was revealed almost three years ago, slots in above the T-Cross and below the Tiguan. Pricing starts at R489 400 (for the record, the least expensive Tiguan is R491 500).
The familiar 1,4 TSI unit makes 110 kW and 250 N.m, interestingly directed to the front axle via an eight-speed automatic transmission. VW says that’s enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 8,4 seconds, a top speed of 205 km/h and combined fuel consumption of 6,9 L/100 km.
The 2,0 TSI engine, meanwhile, generates 140 kW and 320 N.m, which is fed to all four corners via a seven-speed DSG. This powertrain sees the T-Roc reach 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 7,2 seconds before topping out at 216 km/h. Fuel consumption, meanwhile, is a claimed 8,3L/100 km.
At the start of November, the range will launch with the T-Roc 1,4 TSI Design and T-Roc 2,0 TSI 4Motion DSG R-Line. The mid-tier 2,0 TSI 4Motion DSG Design derivative, meanwhile, is scheduled to hit the market in January 2021.
A panoramic sunroof, an electronic trailer hitch, a Beats sound system and a parking package will be optional across the range. A three-year/120 000 km warranty ships standard, along with a five-year/90 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km).
Volkswagen T-Roc 1,4 TSI 110 kW Design: R489 400
Volkswagen T-Roc 2,0 TSI 140 kW 4Motion DSG Design: R548 300
Volkswagen T-Roc 2,0 TSI 140 kW 4Motion DSG R-Line: R593 600