T-Roc Launch

Set to Impress. The new T‑Roc.

The new T‑Roc line-up is dressed to thrill in 2022.

The new T‑Roc line-up is dressed to thrill in 2022.

Harnessing its dynamic combination of beauty and power, Volkswagen has today unveiled its new 3-pronged T‑Roc line-up; featuring the T‑Roc Life 2WD, the T‑Roc R-Line 2WD and the ultra-impressive new T‑Roc R AWD.

This much coveted car doesn’t disappoint as it introduces a sharpened exterior design, enhanced technical, safety and infotainment features and a refined interior. All exude the bold personality and confidence that has quickly made the T‑Roc a ‘Kiwi’ favourite in the increasingly popular small-SUV market

“The new Volkswagen T‑Roc line up is strong, but it’s the highly anticipated baby ‘R’ that has our staff and dealerships buzzing. We know it’s going to be a hit; broadening out the T‑Roc appeal and attracting a new audience with its balanced sport and style credentials paired with perfect performance,” says Greg Leet, General Manager of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles. 

“If we’ve learnt anything from the previous R launches, these won’t last long; both times saw us selling out early arrivals and for good reason.”

New and standard features added across the range 

Unrivalled in performance and with upgrades to the interior, technology and exterior, these incremental changes make a great product ever better - stealing the show with its sporty styling and athletic exterior.

With LED headlights standard across the range, the newly restyled exterior and the four new paint colours, the T‑Roc will leave an impression on everyone, before they even get behind the wheel.

A host of new active safety features like Travel Assist, Emergency Assist and Automatic High Beam Assist will also bring added safety and sophistication to an already solid performing platform.

T Roc Life 2WD – upgrades:   

Travel Assist and Emergency Assist 

Standard LED headlights

Automatic High Beam Assist

Paddle shifters on the steering wheel 

Sterlyn Matte dashboard decorative inserts 

Front seats with ‘Life’ fabric upholstery

Inductive wireless phone charging

8” multi-function display instrument cluster


T‑Roc R-Line 2WD – upgrades:  

Travel Assist and Emergency Assist 

Automatic High Beam Assist

Heated Steering wheel

‘Nappa’ leather appointed seats 

Power adjustable driver’s  seat with heated and memory function 

Inductive wireless phone charging

Wireless App connect (Wireless Android Auto and Wireless Apple car play) 

Electronic Tailgate with Easy Open and Close 


Key Features For The New T‑Roc R

Introducing an elevated combination of beauty and power, the new T‑Roc ‘R’ offers a few impressive upgrades from driving dynamics and infotainment, to its interior styling and exterior design, bringing excitement and the thrill of motorsports to your everyday driving.

Driving Dynamics 

Featuring a 2.0 TSI four cylinder engine with a highly responsive turbo-charger, the power in the T‑Roc R is doubled over other variants to a whopping 221kW with 400Nm of torque. This allows the driver to make use of superb power delivery across a wide range of engine speeds. The Volkswagen DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) system also replaces the standard suspension with an Active Damper allowing the driver to tune to different profile selections. Lastly, the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive (AWD) system ensures excellent traction, handling and steering response whilst constantly monitoring driving conditions. 


Infotainment System and Convenience Features 

Those who love the convenience of everything integrated will like the upgraded ‘Discover Pro’ Navigation Infotainment system which includes a 9.2” TFT-LCD colour touch screen display, built-in satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect (Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™), Bluetooth® phone connectivity and audio streaming with voice control.  All this enjoyed in the comfort of an interior with 'R’ exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather appointed front sports seats, a ‘R’ leather covered multifunction steering wheel with ‘R’ gearshift paddles, ‘R’ exclusive front aluminium scuff plates and an interior blue ambient lighting that just guarantees the right mood to meet your listening pleasure.

Make every journey an experience with the addition of a ‘Beats’ premium sound system and a Panoramic sunroof in the optional Tech Package (Exclusive to R-Line & R). 


Exterior Design 

The new T‑Roc R features IQ. Matrix LED Headlights with multiple individual modules and an LED Light Bar, enabling dynamic high-beam control and cornering lights. Other adornments include specifically designed front and rear bumpers, air intakes, blue brake callipers with the ‘R’ logo, and a body coloured rear spoiler. Ensuring sporty styling and feel are the 19” Estoril Alloy Wheels and the choice of an optional Akrapovič titanium sports exhaust to add that special ‘pop and crackle’ to lend a deeper, throatier sound to the whole driving experience


The full T‑Roc line-up: 

T‑Roc Life 2WD starting from $41,990* 

T‑Roc R-Line 2WD starting from $53,490*

T Roc R AWD starting from $68,990*


*NZ Govt. Clean Car rebate/fee may apply.


The entire T‑Roc range is due to land 1st August. The first stock arrivals of the new T‑Roc range are starting to arrive in dealerships now. For more information click  HEREOpens an external link


For any press enquiries on the new Volkswagen T‑Roc please contact:

Jake Tobin

Marketing Manager – Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles

E:  jatobin@volkswagen.co.nz

M: +64 (0)21 168 5615


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About Volkswagen

Volkswagen is one of the world’s most forward-thinking car manufacturers. Vehicles are produced in 14 countries for over 150 markets. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's leading car and commercial vehicle manufacturers and Europe's biggest car producer. Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the biggest change process in its history: the realignment of one of the best carmakers to become a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility.

In New Zealand, Volkswagen is locally represented by the Giltrap Group, headquartered in Auckland.