Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift), with new design and features, revealed
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed the facelifted iteration of its T-Roc crossover for the year 2022. The car has a refreshed design and an upmarket cabin with a host of new features including a digital instrument cluster. Under the hood, the vehicle is available with a choice of petrol as well as diesel engines. Here are more details.
Why does it matter?
- Since its debut four years ago, more than one million units of the Volkswagen T-Roc have been sold globally. Even in India, the 2021 model has been sold out completely and the brand has stopped accepting bookings for this year.
- The facelifted model is expected to boost demand. If it comes to India, it will emerge as a formidable competitor in the market.
The car has LED headlights and alloy wheels
The Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift) has a sculpted bonnet, a blacked-out grille bisected by a light bar, sleek matrix headlights, fog lamps with LEDs, and a wide air vent. It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and redesigned 17- to 19-inch alloy wheels. A shark-fin antenna, a window wiper, and wrap-around taillamps with dynamic turn signals grace the rear.
The vehicle gets a flat-bottom steering wheel and multiple airbags
The Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift) has a spacious cabin, featuring touch-sensitive climate controls, a dual-tone dashboard, a redesigned center console with lowered air vents, and a flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel. It houses a digital instrument cluster and a 9.2-inch MIB3 touchscreen infotainment system with support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Multiple airbags ensure the safety of the passengers.
Petrol and diesel engine options are offered
Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift) is available with a 110hp, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine; a 150hp, 1.5-liter TSI mill; a 190hp, 2.0-liter TSI motor, and two 2.0-liter TDI diesel engines that make 115hp and 150hp, depending on the variant. The top-spec T-Roc R packs a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol motor that churns out 300hp/400Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift): Pricing and availability
In the UK, the Volkswagen T-Roc (facelift) will be up for grabs from next year and is expected to carry a starting price-tag of around £22,500 (roughly Rs. 22.4 lakh). However, details regarding its availability in India have not been disclosed.