Volkswagen T-Roc updated with fresh design, new interior kit

Volkswagen revealed a new facelifted T-Roc four-years after the crossover was introduced to the brand’s lineup.

The 2022 model will be delivered in the UK next April. It has a number of exterior and interior design updates, as well as a lightly modified petrol and diesel engines. These changes were made to increase the marketability of the crossover. The five-door model as well as the two-door cabriolet have received these updates.

The T-Roc’s first-generation T-Roc is halfway through its eight-year-long model cycle. This is why the front end has a new look. The new front end features reworked headlights, which have a slightly altered shape and new LED graphics (optional for IQ Light matrix unit units), a revised grille that has a more structured black plastic insert and a lightband running either side to a larger Volkswagen logo. A redesigned bumper houses new daytime-running lamps and a lower central air duct.

Rear end features include a modified bumper and lightly revised tail-lights that feature new LED graphics. T-Roc’s facelifted model comes with new alloy wheels that range from 16 to 19 inches in diameter. The standard models come in Life or Style styles. You can choose from either a two-tone finish or an aluminum look. Or black detailing.

The new T-Roc lineup features a performance-oriented R model. The T-Roc R-Line package is available for standard T-Rocs with a facelift. It features a unique front bumper with black highlights and vertically stacked daytime running lights that mirror the look of the Golf R. There is also a larger air intake than the standard Volkswagen.

The range-topping T-Roc also features traditional R styling details such as standard 18in Jerez alloy tires, aluminum-look exterior mirror housings and darkened tail-lights with new LED graphics. A more structured rear bumper with black detailing, integrated diffuser, and quad tailpipes (optionally as Aprakovic titanium units, like the Golf R)

Volkswagen’s attention has been centered on the interior with the T-Roc facelift. The new interior features a soft-touch, slush-moulded dashboard. It replaces the Volkswagen crossover’s hard plastic unit and houses a new digital instrument display of 8.0in and a freestanding 6.5in touchscreen infotainment screen (optionally 8.0in or 9.2in). The infotainment system allows for real-time traffic sign recognition and conversation voice control. It also supports Bluetooth smartphone integration and optional Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functions. An embedded SIM card gives access to streaming services via Volkswagen’s WeConnect suite.

The Golf also offers a multifunction steering wheel, with reworked door trims and revised switchgear. This includes digital controls for the central console’s air conditioning.

The flagship R model has additional sporting accents to reflect its position. The R model has a thicker, flat-bottomed R steering knob with an integral R mode switch, R-specific instruments and stainless steel pedal caps. There are also R-specific footrests and footrests, and R-specific seats. A standard 9.2in infotainment screen with various R-specific driving monitor functions is included.

The T-Roc receives a wider range of driver assistance systems as part of its mid-life rework. These systems include a more advanced front and lane assist system than the pre-facelifted model. They also include IQ Drive Travel Assist, a predictive cruise control system (Predictive ACC) and IQ Drive Assist. As a result of the new Golf’s developments, side assist now offers more functions. Park assist can also be used to park in parallel spaces and move forwards in parallel parking bays.

The standard T-Roc models have the same engine lineup as today’s model. It has three turbocharged TSI petrol engines and two turbocharged TDI Diesels. There is also a 6-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission.

There are two petrol engines available: a base 1.0-litre three cylinder with 108bhp; and two four-cylinder units with 148bhp or 187bhp. Two four-cylinder diesels with the same 2.0-litre capacity offer either 113bhp (or 148bhp) respectively.

All models except the 187bhp 2.0 litre petrol are equipped with front-wheel drive. This model is fitted with 4Motion four wheel drive. You can also choose this option for the 148bhp diesel.

The T-Roc R is available exclusively in five-door versions. It still runs a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor with 296bhp & 295lb/ft of torque. It’s paired with a standard seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission and 4Motion four-wheel-drive. Volkswagen claims a 0-62mph speed of 4.9sec when combined with launch control. This is a feature of the T-Roc’s exclusive R driving mode. It also boasts a governed top speed of 155 mph.

The prices for the T-Roc 2022-model-year T-Roc are yet to be confirmed. Volkswagen officials told Autocar that prices will rise slightly due to the increased equipment in the facelifted model. The base 1.0 TSI model in Germany has increased by EUR1900 (PS1600), from EUR22,600 previously (PS19.065) to EUR24,000. (PS20.665).