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Volkswagen confirms local T-Roc line-up

2020-06-17 12:48

Sean Parker

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Volkswagen T-Roc. Image: Quickpic

  • Volkswagen's major launch of 2020
  • T-Roc is the final model in the 'T-SUV' range
  • Pricing and specification will be announced during digital reveal

Volkswagen's admission that the T-Roc digital reveal is the carmaker's major car launch of 2020 should tell how important the model is to the brand. 

The stylish crossover will arrive in November 2020. 

Two models will be introduced at launch, a front-wheel drive 1.4-litre model in Design specification with 110kW and 250Nm using an eight-speed automatic transmission and 2.0-litre TSi derivative. 

The 2.0-litre TSI model in R-Line trim produces 140kW and 320Nm and utilises a four-wheel drive system. It's fitted with a seven-speed DSG transmission. 

A 2.0-litre TSI derivative in Design specfication will arrive at the beginning of 2021. 

Volkswagen South Africa has delayed the announcement of the T-Roc's pricing until August, citing the volatile exchange rates caused in recent months. 

But indicative pricing for the 1.4-litre model is 'around R500 000 and the R600 000 for the 2.0-litre derivative'. 

However, those consumers interested in the performance T-Roc R model will be happy to know it has been confirmed for local introduction some time in the future. The T-Roc Convertible however won't make it to our shores. 


Image: AFP / Frankfurt Motor Show

Where does it fit in?

The T-Roc occupies the space between the T-Cross and the Tiguan in its SUV range and completes the 'T-SUV' range in locally which currently consists of the T-Cross, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, and the Touareg.

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