A top-notch small SUV is in line for some severe luxurious and hi-tech upgrades, and a red-hot efficiency model will land in Oz for the primary time.
Volkswagen is updating its small T-Roc SUV.
Due to hit the showroom flooring in August, the up to date T-Roc brings elevated tech, recent appears to be like and a crimson sizzling new efficiency variant.
The line-up is made up of the $37,250 (earlier than on-road prices) Life variant and the $45,350 R-Line that replaces the present Sport grade. This is an increase of some thousand over the outgoing mannequin.
Engine decisions stay the identical. A 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine powers the Life and a punchy 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit is used within the R-Line.The Life is supplied with an eight-speed auto driving the entrance wheels and the R-Line will get all-wheel drive and a sporty seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
VW has tweaked the outside styling, including recent headlights and a chrome heavy new grille.
It has additionally improved on among the present car’s inside shortcomings.
It has changed the arduous plastics on the sprint with a “premium soft-touch dashboard” and patrons can now possibility supple Nappa leather-based upholstery.
Touch delicate local weather controls and steering wheel buttons, that are discovered within the new Golf, exchange the bodily dials and buttons from the present model.
The addition of a wi-fi gadget charging pad plugs a niche within the present mannequin’s specification.
Life grade patrons can now anticipate the model’s wonderful digital instrument cluster as customary.
All grades additionally get the most recent iteration of the model’s energetic security tech.
For the primary time there can be a performance-focused R model accessible in Australia.
Prices begin at $59,300 plus on-road prices in Australia – about $65,000 drive-away.
The VW is considerably costlier than the likes of Hyundai’s front-wheel-drive Kona N ($47,500 plus on-road prices), and is inside touching distance of the mechanically comparable Audi SQ2 ($64,400 plus on-roads).
It’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine making 221kW/400Nm, matched to all-wheel-drive a seven-speed dual-clutch automated. Volkswagen claims it’s going to attain 100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
Originally revealed as Volkswagen reveals up to date T-Roc particulars