Volkswagen T-Roc 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Critical new small SUV draws closer

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed its T-Roc small SUV will enter showrooms in April with a two-variant line-up priced from $40,490 plus on-road costs.

Available to pre-order online from Thursday, January 16, the Golf-based SUV will initially be offered in full-time 140TSI Sport form and special-edition 140TSI X guise, which is limited to 200 units.

Both variants are motivated by a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission driving all four wheels via Volkswagen’s 4Motion system.

Sitting above the more affordable (and Polo-based) T-Cross small SUV that launches at the same time, the T-Roc range kicks off with the 140TSI Sport that comes with variable-ratio steering, sports suspension, an R-Line body kit, 18-inch Sebring alloy wheels, dusk-sensing LED headlights, front foglights, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors, chrome roof rails and rear privacy glass.

Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and LED ambient lighting feature.

Not a fan of red with black? Try white with red on for size. Not a fan of red with black? Try white with red on for size.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep and steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, emergency assist, park assist, a reversing camera and high-beam assist.

Two option packages are available, with Sound and Style ($2000) adding adaptive dampers, 19-inch Suzuka alloy wheels and a 300W Beats sound system, while Luxury ($3500) bundles in a panoramic sunroof, a power-operated tailgate and Vienna leather upholstery.

There are two no-cost paintwork options (Pure White and Flash Red) as well as four colours that cost $600 (Atlantic Blue, Indium Grey, White Silver and Deep Pearl Black).

The T-Roc is packed with plenty of tech, including Volkswagen's signature digital instrument cluster. The T-Roc is packed with plenty of tech, including Volkswagen’s signature digital instrument cluster.

The 140TSI X costs $2500 more than the 140TSI Sport, but buyers are compensated for the extra spend with the standard fitment of the Sound and Style package as well as the power-operated tailgate and black/anthracite/red cloth upholstery.

The panoramic sunroof is available as a $1900 standalone option.

Designed to recognise Volkswagen Australia’s decade-long major partnership with AFL team Sydney Swans, the 140TSI X is finished in either white with a red roof and side-mirror caps, or red with a black roof and side-mirror caps.

Those looking to pre-order either version of the Hyundai Kona-rivalling T-Roc can do so with a $500 deposit until mid-April or stock is exhausted.

The T-Roc line-up will expand in June with a more affordable 110TSI variant powered by a 110kW/250Nm turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine. Further details on it, including pricing, will be announced closer to its launch.

Volkswagen T-Roc pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
140TSI Sport automatic $40,490
140TSI X automatic $42,990