After unveiling the T-Roc in a livestream in August, VW now drops all the details about the upcoming crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including the sporty R-Line variant. The model goes on sale in Europe in November and finally gives the German automaker an entry in the rapidly growing compact CUV segment.

Convertible and R versions planned:

2017 VW T-Roc R-Line

The T-Roc enters the compact crossover segment with a handsome, chiseled appearance. The front features a new take on VW styling by using a wide, hexagonal grille and headlights that attach to it in the corners. For extra style, customers can order the model with a two-tone exterior.

The T-Roc features a colorful cabin, and with the right options, it can be a high-tech place. For example, VW offers a fully digital instrument panel and an infotainment system as large as eight inches. The Comfort pack also adds things like inductive charging for digital devices and a 300-watt stereo.

Gallery: Volkswagen T-Roc (2017)

For a more performance-oriented appearance, there are optional R-Line packages for the cabin and exterior. On the outside, the pieces include a revised bodykit with new front and rear bumpers, plus a diffuser at the back. Inside, the upgrades add a black headliner, stainless steel pedal caps, and leather-trimmed steering wheel.

T-Roc customers have lots of powertrain choices, too. The gasoline-fueled options include a 1.0-liter TSI with 114 horsepower (85 kilowatts), 1.5 TSI with 148 hp (110 kW), and a 2.0 TSI producing 188 hp (140 kW). The diesel-powered mills comprise a 1.6-liter with 114 hp (85 kW) or a 2.0-liter making either 148 hp (110 kW) or 188 hp (140 kW). Depending on the engine, a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox routes power to the front or both axles.

Specific European pricing isn’t yet available for the T-Roc, but VW describes it as an “SUV in the €20,000 segment.” There are currently no plans to introduce the compact crossover to the United States. 

2017 VW T-Roc R-Line

VW intends to put a bigger focus on the crossover segment in the coming years. In addition to the T-Roc, the even smaller T-Cross is on the way, and a future generation of the Touareg isn’t far away either. The newly unveiled I.D. Crozz II also points to an electric CUV from the company.

Source: Volkswagen

Gallery: 2017 VW T-Roc R-Line

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T-Roc – the motor show premiere

Summary – T-Roc adds momentum to the compact SUV class

Key aspects

  • Avant-garde T-Roc exterior design 
  • Spacious interior with extensive digitalisation
  • ‘Y' logical structure for personalisation 
  • Six efficient turbo engines, front- and all-wheel drives 
  • Progressive range of convenience and assistance systems 

    In brief
  • ‘Ready to Roc’ – motor show premiere of new T-Roc
  • Compact T-Roc is ‘the’ crossover from Volkswagen
  • Volkswagen SUV campaign gains further momentum with the T-Roc
  • Future SUV range will extend from the T-Cross to the Touareg

Facts overview – the new T-Roc

  • T-Roc from Volkswagen: New crossover combines the
    dominance of an SUV with the dynamism of a compact
  • Progressive T-Roc design: Pioneering lines, coupé-style roof,
    strikingly wide front end, concise proportions.
  • SUV campaign: Volkswagen is completing its range of new
    SUVs comprising the Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, Atlas and
    Teramont with the T-Roc.
  • SUV outlook: Three more new SUVs will follow with the next
    Touareg, the small T-Cross and the electric I.D. CROZZ.
  • Automatically safe: wide range of assistance systems; Front
    Assist with City Emergency Braking and Lane Assist as
  • Digitalised and connected: Optional glass-encased
    infotainment systems and a new generation of the Active Info
  • Six TSI and TDI engines: Efficient turbocharged engines with
    outputs ranging from 85 kW / 115 PS* to 140 kW / 190 PS*.
  • 4MOTION plus DSG: The 190 PS engines come with 4MOTION
    all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG as standard.
  • Optimal package thanks to MQB: Compact outside, enormous
    inside: this five-seater car has one of the largest luggage
    compartments in its class (445 litres).
  • As you like it: T-Roc Style (with bi-colour design as standard)
    and T-Roc Sport (optional bi-colour design) permit extensive

Summary – T-Roc adds momentum to the compact SUV class

Wolfsburg / Frankfurt, September 2017. Volkswagen is expanding its model
range with a newly-developed compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. Extensive
customisation options (customer-selected decor options and bi-colour
design); state-of-the-art driver assistance systems (Front Assist and Lane
Assist as standard, Traffic Jam Assist as an option); innovative digital features
(new generation of the Active Info Display); perfectly connected (via
Volkswagen Car-Net); efficient engines (direction-injection turbocharged
engines* with up to 140 kW / 190 PS*); agile and designed for comfort (ride
comfort on same level as a Golf, DCC adaptive chassis control available as an
option) and a pioneering, avant-garde design. With this configuration, the
new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV
class. Concise exterior dimensions, a high level of interior functionality
(five-seater, 445 litres of luggage capacity). A versatile vehicle – available with
front-wheel or all-wheel drive (with all-wheel drive, including the 4MOTION
Active Control driver experience switch, as standard) – which combines the
dominance of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact. A car that is just as
much at home in the city as it is on long journeys.

An SUV in the €20,000 segment. Volkswagen is launching the T-Roc in the
€20,000 price segment (German market) and is thereby extending its range of
all-round vehicles to include the compact SUV class. Its market launch begins
this November in European markets, and pre-sales open as early as

Volkswagen SUV campaign. "The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming
SUV segment," says Dr Herbert Diess. The Chairman of the Board of
Management for the Volkswagen brand continues: "With its functionality,
dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen
qualities and will further boost our SUV campaign." The green light for the
significant expansion of the SUV range was given in 2016 when the second
generation of the Tiguan made its debut. Following in 2017, in the segment
above it, came the launch of the Atlas, which was developed for the USA.
Launching nearly simultaneously was the Teramont – a sister model of the
Atlas that was adapted to the Chinese market. The new Tiguan Allspace is
currently gaining momentum – it is an extended version of the Tiguan that
seats up to seven people. Another milestone of the largest SUV campaign in
Volkswagen brand's history will follow at the end of this year, with the world
premiere of the next generation Touareg. Volkswagen will also be expanding
its range at the other end of the SUV spectrum with the compact T-Cross,
which is positioned below the T-Roc. Another local model featuring zero
emissions is also due to be launched as part of the SUV campaign: the
I.D. CROZZ. It is the first all-electric SUV from Volkswagen. Volkswagen is
showing the all-wheel drive zero-emission vehicle at the IAA in Frankfurt as
the I.D. CROZZ II concept vehicle, which is an advanced version with a design
that even more closely reflects a production model.

Four letters, one statement. The T-Roc name is easily recognisable
worldwide. Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management
responsible for Development: "The 'T' refers to the car’s successful
frontrunners, the Tiguan and Touareg, whose SUV DNA and strengths have
been transferred to the new model – the high seating position, the robust
qualities of the body and running gear and the all-wheel drive system that is
included as standard for the top engines. The 'Roc' in the name has been
derived from the English 'Rock', which stands for the positioning of the
T-Roc as a crossover that combines the dominance of an SUV with the agility
of a compact hatchback model and the dynamism of the compact class. This
car really rocks the segment – sometimes louder and sometimes more
subdued, according to its specific options and colour combination. A new
Volkswagen which takes the brand and its owners into the next decade of

Compact SUVs are the next big thing. The T-Roc will launch on nearly all of
the world’s key markets. For European markets, the new SUV will be produced
at the Setúbal plant in Portugal (near Lisbon). Jürgen Stackmann, Member of
the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand
responsible for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, comments on the sales
markets for the T-Roc: "Nearly 80 per cent of compact SUVs are currently
being sold in Europe and China. This type of SUV is also gaining in importance
in Brazil, India, Russia and the USA. We assume that over the next ten years
the annual global sales volume of these compact SUVs will grow from around
6.4 million units today to around 10.6 million units."

These SUVs are so successful, because they offer wide-ranging functionality
and a higher seating position with compact exterior dimensions while having
a very dynamic look. Volkswagen has achieved this synthesis in the T-Roc with
great success. It meets the needs of car drivers who are often on the road in
urban areas ideally. For instance, the T-Roc targets the single person who
enjoys many activities, as well as families who value its flexibility and couples
whose children are already on their own. These target groups all want an SUV
that is compatible with the urban world, that is fun to drive over every
kilometre and whose design makes a confident style statement. The T-Roc
meets these needs with its excellent comfort, high seating position,
innovative safety systems, flexible interior, high reliability and unique design
DNA. The new T-Roc as a compact SUV makes himself a contemporary
companion in the urban world, which can also handle a family weekend
excursion with ease.

Key aspects
Avant-garde T-Roc exterior design
New Volkswagen SUV DNA. The design of the T-Roc follows a new expressive
Volkswagen SUV DNA, which is similar to that of the Tiguan, the Tiguan
Allspace (version with longer wheelbase) and the Atlas/Teramont. It brings
authentic off-road elements into harmony with dynamism and urban style.
The T-Prime Concept GTE presented in 2016 already offers a foretaste of
another new SUV with this design DNA. Essentially, the design of each new
Volkswagen SUV will be interpreted individually based on this DNA. All SUV
models are characterised by a unique design that is unmistakably specific to
their product and market segment. The T-Roc illustrates this very well. It
excites with a progressive design that right away etches itself into the mind
as 'the T-Roc'. At the same time, however, it clearly remains a Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Head of Design, Klaus Bischoff: "Volkswagen has created another
authentic SUV with the new T-Roc. This car shows its underlying dominance.
At the same time, however, in launching this crossover we are also bringing a
very expressive and even ‘sassy’ design to the streets. This emotional
component makes it likeable. The T-Roc is therefore equally well suited for
the urban world as it is for great adventures."

Sporty style. Visually and technically, the crossover also injects a powerful
portion of dynamism into the compact segment. Klaus Bischoff again: "For
me, the T-Roc is an SUV milestone. It enriches the segment with an entirely
unique and sporty style."

Dynamic proportions. The T-Roc is positioned in the segment beneath the
Tiguan. Like that car, and the Atlas/Teramont, the T-Roc is based on the
modular transverse matrix (MQB). This means that all three models share the
same basic structural platform, but they each have a completely independent
body and interior layout. Thanks to the MQB, the development team was able
to implement very dynamic proportions. This is especially true of the new TRoc.
The crossover model is 4,234 mm long (252 mm shorter than the Tiguan),
and it has a 2,603 mm wheelbase. The SUV's width is 1,819 mm (without
exterior mirrors), and its height is 1,573 mm. The width, which is relatively
large in relation to the rather low roof structure, underscores the vehicle’s
dynamic proportions. At the same time, the body’s somewhat lower centre of
gravity compared to other SUVs optimizes handling properties. Its styling is
also defined by its short overhangs (831 mm front, 800 mm rear) and large
track widths of 1,546 mm (front) and 1,541 mm (rear).

Front-end design. Charismatic design elements create T-Roc styling that is
both confident and expressive. In front, these elements are the wide radiator
grille unit with integrated dual headlights. The top versions of the headlights
use LED technology, while the headlight housings have an extremely lowprofile
design. This was enabled by separate housings for the turn signal, the
daytime running lights and the cornering lights in the bumper. The
repositioned light signature makes the T-Roc unmistakable at night as well. A
narrow chrome strip separates the radiator grille and headlights from the
bonnet that is large in SUV style. Moving downward, the combination of
radiator grille and headlights is framed by a wider chrome accent; this lateral
element spans the entire front end. The chrome accent, radiator grille and
headlights together underscore the width and dominance of the T-Roc. The
bumper cross panel is also distinctive; it is painted in body colour and, as
mentioned, integrates the LED daytime running lights and turn signals. There
are two versions of these light modules. The base version contains horizontal
LED daytime running light units, and above them the turn signal units. In the
top version, the daytime running lights and turn signal lights are formed by a
single round LED element. The white daytime running lights switch to an
orange colour for the turn signals. On the sides, fog lights with cornering lights
shift downward into the black plastic surfaces of the bumper.

Design of the side profile. The lines of the long, extended side profile are
especially influenced by a distinctive chrome element. It is a standard feature
that upgrades every version of the T-Roc, extending from the
A-pillars over the entire side roof line and into the C-pillars. The latter are
swept back, as on a coupé, and have the visual look of a Targa bar in a
longitudinal direction. Together with the chrome trim strips, they lend the side
profile a completely distinct dynamic character, whose form is reminiscent of
that of a coupé. This effect is reinforced when the T-Roc is ordered in a bicolour
design. That is because the new model is the first Volkswagen SUV that
can be ordered in a bi-coloured finish with a visually contrasting roof section
(including A-pillars and exterior mirror housings). Essentially, the chrome
strip, the additional light edges on the roof, the roofline that descends coupé-
like towards the rear, the distinctive C-pillars and bi-colour paint make the TRoc
appear lower than it actually is. Connecting to the area beneath the
window surfaces is the character line. This light edge is designed as a sharp
undercut. To the left and right it meets the muscular wheel arches. A strong
shoulder section has been created in the radius of the rear wheel arch. Rugged
dark plastic wrap-around off-road trim pieces protect the body in the area of
the wheel arches, the side sills and the front and rear body.

Rear body design. The consistent, horizontal layout of the rear body is
structured over three levels. Viewed from top to bottom, there is the roof
transition including the rear window; then there is the middle surface with
LED tail lights in 3D design, the VW badge and central T-Roc signature in
chrome; finally, there is the bumper area. This three-level structure gives the
SUV a lower, wider and more sporty look. At the top on the left and right, the
boot lid is framed by the C-pillars. Towards the rear, the C-pillars are
completely under the glass of the tinted rear windscreen, which creates a
strong impression of width. The styling of the rear bumper is just as distinctive
as that of its counterpart at the front. Upward and to the sides it frames the
rear lid. On the sides of the bumper there are plastic elements (in honeycomb
design) and reflectors on the painted surface. On the lower-most level are the
exhaust pipe trims towards the sides (in chrome look in the ‘Style’ and ‘Sport’)
and a diffuser in the middle.

Spacious interior with extensive digitalisation
Package and ergonomics set standards. The form and function of the T-Roc
interior has been redefined for the era of digitalisation. A conceptual highlight
here is the integration of increasingly digitalised display elements and
controls. For instance, the T-Roc can be ordered with a new generation of the
Active Info Display (fully digital instruments) as an option. Also implemented
as state-of-the-art technology are the infotainment systems, with displays up
to 8.0 inches in size. With regard to the ergonomics of controls and their
visibility, the goal was set to design all on-board elements to be as clear and
intuitive as possible. At the same time, the charismatic and independent
interior design – with its SUV image that is both confident and rugged – forges
a link to the exterior design and its contemporary treatment of surfaces. In
addition, the T-Roc development and design team utilised the wheelbase,
which is conspicuously long in relation to the car's overall length, to create a
lot of space for five occupants. The driver and passengers have a high seating
position. In front, the seat height above the pavement is at least 572 mm, and
at the rear seats it is 618 mm. When all five seats are occupied, cargo space
measured up to the top edges of the rear seat backrests is 445 litres – one of
the best figures in the segment. The rear seat backrests can be folded with a
60/40 split; this yields a cargo capacity of 1,290 litres. Hardly any other SUV
in this class offers such a spacious package.

New panel architecture for the digital era. The T-Roc’s instrument panel
features a crystal-clear horizontal structure. The instruments form a viewing
axis together with the infotainment system, which is relatively high and is
therefore optimally ergonomic. The infotainment system was purposely
positioned at the highest point on the dashboard, and in the version with an
8.0-inch display it has a large, glass-encased surface. This gives it a
sophisticated look like that of a tablet screen. The instruments and the
infotainment system are integrated in a decorative surface that runs from left
to right through the dashboard. Depending on specific equipment, this accent
might be dark or painted in a contrasting colour which in turn matches the
trim of the seats. The colour accents are also found in the door trim,
depending on specific equipment (for more detailed information on this see
the chapter "Y logical structure for personalisation"). Rugged, cleanlydesigned
door pullers and armrests as well as large storage areas complete
the door inserts for a life in motion. According to the installed features, white
or red ambient lighting may also be on-board.

Clean and sporty structure of the centre console. The surround of the centre
console shares the same colour as the accents found on the dashboard.
Integrated here over three horizontal levels are important vehicle functions
(start/stop system, ESC, hazard warning lights, park assist functions) as well
as the climate control functions and seat heating. Directly beneath the climate
control panel is the storage box for smartphones with two easily accessible
USB ports and optional inductive wireless charging and external aerial
interface. Located on the centre console behind the gear knob in the all-wheel
drive version is the intuitively operated multifunction switch of 4MOTION
Active Control.

Active Info Display and infotainment in detail. Volkswagen interface
designers have systematically further developed the Active Info Display
(11.7-inch display diagonal) and its high-quality graphics (133 dpi) and
elevated the range of functions to a new level. The interplay between the
Active Info Display and the specific infotainment system creates a new, digital
and interactive cockpit. Standard equipment across all T-Roc versions
includes the Composition Colour infotainment system with a 6.5-inch
touchscreen. The next level up is the glass-encased 8.0-inch Composition
Media system with CD player. The top system with an 8.0-inch display,
Discover Media, also glass-encased, comes with a navigation module.
Fully connected. The Active Info Display and the infotainment system have
been systematically customised for a maximum range of online services and
apps via smartphone and Volkswagen Car-Net. The phone and media library
have also been integrated optimally. Both of these functions can be displayed
and controlled via the Active Info Display as well as via the infotainment
system. The 8.0-inch infotainment systems can be extended with App
Connect (integrated MirrorLinkÒ, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ from
Google). In addition, Volkswagen also offers the "Security & Service" service
package in the new T-Roc which provides support in a wide variety of
situations. Highlights include Emergency Service, Automatic Accident
Notification and Roadside Assistance. In conjunction with Discover Media,
various online services can also be used via "Guide & Inform". They include
Online POI search, Online destination import, Filling station (location and
price), News, Car park (location, availability and price), Weather and Online
traffic information.

Inductive charging, sound from Beats. With the optional ‘Comfort’ mobile
phone interface, compatible smartphones can be charged inductively and be
coupled to the external aerial. All this requires is placing the smartphone in a
storage compartment (with mobile phone interface) in front of the gear lever.
The USA-based audio specialist Beats, which was acquired by Apple in 2014,
also offers a 300-watt, 8-channel sound system specifically tuned to the
interior of the T-Roc.

'Y' logical structure for personalisation
Three equipment lines. Volkswagen will be offering equipment options for the
T-Roc based on what is known as a 'Y' logical structure. Here the SUV is
following the example of the new Arteon. The 'Y' structure is formed by two
higher trim lines that have equivalent features levels which are based on the
T-Roc: the ‘Style’ and Sport’. Based on this matrix, the new T-Roc can be very
significantly personalised. Even the ‘T-Roc’ base version comes with
high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency
Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking
System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist. Another standard feature is
the characteristic chrome strip in the area of the A-pillars, the roof section and
the C-pillars. Other details which are always on-board include the air
conditioning system, Composition Colour infotainment system, LED tail light
cluster, visual underbody guard (black) and LED daytime running lights in the
bumper. The base version is equipped with 16-inch wheels (‘Yorkville’).
Available as an option in all versions: LED headlights and ring-shaped LED
daytime running lights with a turn signal function and fog lamps (fog lamps
included as standard for the ‘Sport’).

‘Style’ and ‘Sport’. Further personalisation begins by selecting one of the two
higher positioned equipment lines 'Style' or 'Sport'. They build on the base
version and are on the same level in terms of equipment. However, their
configurations differ significantly from one another. Their names already refer
to the focal points of their respective basic configurations. The T-Roc Style is
marked by exclusive accents such as the interior trim panels that can be
ordered in one of four colours. Meanwhile, the emphasis of the T-Roc Sport is
on sporty features such as the standard sport comfort seats. Both versions are
also offered with different bi-colour paints (standard in ‘Style’, optional in
‘Sport’). In addition, the ‘Style’ and ‘Sport’ can be extended with an R-Line
exterior and interior package. An overview of the key differentiating
characteristics of the two exclusive and equivalently featured trim lines ‘Style’
and ‘Sport’ compared with one another and with the base version ‘T-Roc’
(sample features):

T-Roc Style:

  • Ambient lighting (white)
  • Connectivity package
  • Roof in contrasting colour (four colour variants) including A-pillars
    and exterior mirror housings
  • Trim strips on instrument panel and door trim panels available in one
    of four colours
  • Chrome exhaust system trim panels
  • Comfort seats
  • 17-inch ‘Mayfield’ alloy wheels (four colour variants)
  • Reading lights, front and rear, and footwell lighting
  • Driver Alert System
  • Visual front underbody guard in silver
  • Visual rear underbody guard in silver
  • Door skins in chrome


T-Roc Sport:

  • Smoked rear lights
  • Smoked rear windows
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Ambient lighting (red)
  • Brake calipers, red, recessed
  • Chrome exhaust system trim panels
  • 17-inch ‘Kulmbach’ alloy wheels (two colour variants)
  • Fog lights
  • Visual front underbody guard in silver
  • Visual rear underbody guard in silver
  • Black rooflining
  • Sport comfort seats
  • Door skins in chrome

‘R-Line’ packages. The new T-Roc acquires further exclusivity with the R-Line
exterior and interior packages. An overview of all components of the R-Line

R-Line Exterior:

  • Design trim strip with R-Line logo on front side panels and doors
  • Diffuser in sporty design, black textured
  • LED tail light clusters in Dark Red
  • Air intake screen in sporty design, black textured
  • R-Line logo in radiator grille
  • Bumpers in R-styling, front and rear, painted in body colour
  • Door add-on parts painted in body colour


R-Line Interior:

  • Rooflining in black
  • Door sill trim, front, with R-Line logo
  • Floor mats with decorative stitching
  • Pedal caps and foot rest made of stainless steel
  • R-Line logo on the welcome screen
  • R-Line multifunction sport steering wheel, leather trimmed with
    decorative stitching and R-Line logo
  • R-Line cloth/microfibre ‘Carbon Flag’/’San Remo’ seat covers with
    R-Line logo on front seats
  • Wheels: 18-inch ‘Sebring’ alloy wheels in Grey Metallic,
    19-inch ‘Suzuka’ alloy wheels in Dark Grpahite with high-gloss
  • Gear shift boot with decorative stitching
  • Outer seat bolsters, head restraints and centre armrest in leather
    look with decorative stitching
  • Door armrests in leather look


T-Roc body is true to its colours. On the T-Roc Style, the entire roof, including
the A-pillars and exterior mirrors, may optionally be painted in one of three
contrasting colours. The additional colours of these two-tone paints are 'Deep
Black', 'Pure White Uni' and 'Black Oak Brown Metallic'. The T-Roc Sport is
offered in the additional colour ‘Deep Black’ as an option. In addition, ten
different conventional paints are available for all versions of the SUV. Besides
the colours ‘Deep Black’, ‘Pure White Uni’ and ‘Black Oak Brown Metallic’, there
are also the colours 'White Silver Metallic', 'Curcuma Yellow Metallic',
'Energetic Orange Metallic', 'Indium Grey Metallic', 'Urano Grey Uni', 'Atlantic
Blue Metallic' and 'Ravenna Blue'.

Different interior colours. The interior is colourful as well. The base version of
the T-Roc is finished with a dashpad in the decorative colour 'Deep Black
matt'. The T-Roc Sport is available in 'Caribou Grey'. Volkswagen offers a
choice of four different colours for the T-Roc Style: 'Black Oak Brown',
'Ravenna Blue', 'Energetic Orange Metallic' and 'Curcuma Yellow Metallic'. In
the T-Roc Style and T-Roc Sport, the door accents and trim around the centre
console are also finished in the selected dashpad colour as standard.

Six efficient turbo engines*, front- and all-wheel drive
Six engines, three power levels. Like the larger Tiguan, the new T-Roc is
offered with efficient turbocharged engines: three petrol engines (TSI*) and
three diesels (TDI*). These come in three power levels: 85 kW / 115 PS*,
110 kW / 150 PS* and 140 kW / 190 PS*. The 115-PS versions are offered with
front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. In conjunction with the
150-PS engines, buyers can choose front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
(4MOTION) as well as an automatically shifting dual clutch gearbox (7-speed
DSG). The 150 PS* petrol engine is equipped with Active Cylinder Management
(automatic deactivation of two cylinders). The two 190-PS engines* are
equipped with 7-speed DSG and 4MOTION as standard. An overview of all
powertrain versions:

Petrol engines:

  • 1.0 TSI*, 85 kW / 115 PS, 200 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
  • 1.5 TSI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
  • 1.5 TSI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 7-speed DSG, front-wheel drive
  • 1.5 TSI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
  • 2.0 TSI*, 140 kW / 190 PS, 320 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION


Diesel engines:

  • 1.6 TDI*, 85 kW / 115 PS, 250 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
  • 2.0 TDI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
  • 2.0 TDI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, 4MOTION
  • 2.0 TDI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 7-speed DSG, front-wheel drive
  • 2.0 TDI*, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
  • 2.0 TDI*, 140 kW / 190 PS, 400 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION

4MOTION all-wheel drive. The 4MOTION versions of the T-Roc are equipped
with a permanent all-wheel drive system. Drive torque is distributed between
the front and rear wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch
according to various factors, including the engine’s torque output. This
distribution is need-based – the focus here is on always maintaining optimal
traction, and thereby safety, while attaining the best possible fuel economy.
Under low engine drive torque conditions, or when coasting, forward
propulsion comes primarily from the front axle, while the rear axle is partially
decoupled. This basic drive configuration saves fuel. If necessary, the rear axle
can be variably engaged within fractions of a second.

4MOTION Active Control and driving profile selection. All all-wheel drive
versions of the T-Roc also have 4MOTION Active Control with driving profile
selection as standard. The system is operated via 4MOTION Active Control on
the centre console. The driver uses it to activate four higher-level modes and
various pop-up menus. When the rotary switch is turned to the left, one of the
two on-road profiles can be activated: ‘Street’ and ‘Snow’. When the switch is
turned to the right, the two off-road modes are available: ‘Offroad’ (automatic
setting of off-road parameters) or ‘Offroad Individual’ (variable settings).

4MOTION Active Control adapts all relevant assistance systems to the driving
situation in seconds. Driving profile selection is also included as standard in
the 4MOTION models. It allows the driver to individually control - depending
on the installed standard and optional equipment - parameters for DSG,
automatic air conditioning, electromechanical power steering, adaptive
chassis control (DCC) and adaptive cruise control (ACC). The five profiles
Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual are also available. For models with
front-wheel drive, driving profile selection can also be ordered as an option.

Progressive range of convenience and assistance systems
Adaptive chassis control and progressive steering. The T-Roc can be further
adapted to the driver’s personal preferences via a range of convenience
systems that is exceptionally large for this vehicle class. They include features
such as adaptive chassis control (DCC). The system's electrically adjustable
dampers make it possible to make the T-Roc running gear tuning very sporty,
or more pliant, as an alternative to the normal tuning. The car’s dynamic
character and comfort are also optimised by progressive steering, which was
originally introduced in the Golf GTI (enables better control in a sporty mode
of driving and offers added ease of steering during manoeuvring). Other
convenience systems include electric actuation of the boot lid, the keyless
locking and starting system Keyless Access, auxiliary heating and ventilation,
a two-zone Climatronic system and steering wheel heating. The optional
panoramic sunroof brings ample light into the T-Roc interior. It is 870 mm
wide and 1,364 mm long, which makes this tilting/sliding sunroof – which
consists of two glass parts – the largest in the market segment.

Innovative assistance systems. In its market segment, the T-Roc is in a league
of its own when it comes to its assistance systems. Standard features on all
T-Roc vehicles include: the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the
active lane keeping system Lane Assist and the Front Assist area monitoring
system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking. All T-Roc
Style models are also equipped with the Driver Alert System. Other options
that can be configured for the SUV include eleven additional assistance
systems. An overview of all T-Roc systems:

  • Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and
    City Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (active from 30 to 210 km/h with
    manual gearbox, 0 to 210 km/h with DSG)
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
  • Rear View camera system
  • Lane change system with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitor lane change system
  • Lane Assist lane keeping system
  • Park Assist park-steering assistant with the manoeuvre braking
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Emergency Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driver Alert System
  • Light Assist main-beam control system

Personalisation is standard. It is very easy to adapt the convenience,
assistance and infotainment systems in the T-Roc to the individual driver. This
is done via the personalisation function that is included as standard. From the
multifunction display, the driver can save individual settings for more than
100 parameters, according to the features that are installed. They are
activated as soon as the driver opens the T-Roc with his or her personal key.