The new Volkswagen T-Roc recently launched in South Africa, aiming to make a name for itself in the mid-size SUV segment.
VW said the T-Roc slots above the T-Cross and below the Tiguan in its SUV range, and offers “maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, class-leading driver assistance systems, dynamic engines, and a modern and expressive design”.
Its pricing fits in with this placement, but while it costs more than a T-Cross it is only slightly less expensive than a Tiguan.
Three versions of the T-Roc are available to local buyers:
- T-Roc 1.4 TSI Design – R489,400
- T-Roc 2.0 TSI Design – R548,300
- T-Roc 2.0 TSI R-Line – R593,600
The 1.4 TSI model produces 110kW and is mated to a Tiptronic transmission, while the 2.0 TSI versions produce 140kW and are paired with a DSG system.
The T-Roc then comes standard with a 3-year/120,000km warranty and a 5-year/90,000km Volkswagen service plan – with service intervals of 15,000km.
The extras – Service plans
As with many German cars, however, the standard pricing does not include many of the features car owners may like to add to their vehicle.
This includes extended service options, which allow an owner to keep their vehicle for several years without having to worry about paying cash for services down the line.
The standard service plan can be extended with one of several options, including 5-year/120,000km coverage for an additional R7,426.
Extended service plans run up all the way to a 10-year/300,000km option for R48,937.
If you are interested in covering extra wear-and-tear items down the line, VW also offers maintenance plans for the T-Roc.
The maintenance plans start at R10,058 for a 5-year/90,000km option and go up to a 10-year/300,000km plan for R114,750.
The full list of maintenance plans is detailed below.
- 5-year/90,000km- R10,058
- 5-year/120,000km – R24,933
- 6-year/150,000km – R38,392
- 6-year/180,000km – R51,566
- 7-year/210,000km – R65,166
- 8-year/240,000km – R84,088
- 9-year/270,000km – R97,608
- 10-year/300,000km – R114,750
The extras – Bells and whistles
Buyers who would like to add more kit and styling elements to their T-Roc can choose from a range of options available directly from VW.
An individual roof colour can be selected for R3,150, and a panoramic sunroof added for R13,400.
LED daytime running lights and dynamic cornering lights are available for R13,850 – which are standard on the R-Line – while a trailer hitch, mechanically swivelling and electrically detachable, is priced at R8,700.
Adaptive Cruise control with forward collision warning comes in at R5,600, and can be augmented by a parallel parking assistant with rear view camera for an additional R6,200.
A multifunctional camera, electric-folding exterior mirrors, blind spot monitor, and rear traffic alert system comes in at R10,250.
And there’s more:
- Adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian monitoring – R5,600
- “Vienna” leather upholstery (included with the R-Line) – R12,000
- 8.0-inch touchscreen media system – R17,300
- Mobile phone interface with inductive charging function – R4,000
- Beats sound system – R9,500
The options pricing was accurate at the time of publication.