The T-Roc Facelift (2021) brings more quality to the crossover

Facelift for the VW T-Roc. The Wolfsburg miss theirs Compact crossover a freshness cure and that includes not only the bodywork, but also one increased interior quality. That also drives up the price in the future at 23,500 euros starts. Ordering starts immediately, at the dealer the lifted T-Roc is on the other hand Early 2022 expected. Everything that is important for a facelift.

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Optics: Slight revision for the T-Roc

The front and rear have been slightly redesigned for the new phase of life. Pull on the front end LED headlights as standard a, optional is now also available with the “IQ.Light” Matrix LED light. Depending on the light option, a light strip adorns the radiator grille in the best VW style. New aprons at the front and back are intended to spice up the design and now differentiate the individual equipment lines more strongly from one another. Come at the stern new taillights are used, which are only available in conjunction with the front matrix light. Otherwise, the previous lights remain, but they are darkened.
VW T-Roc R-Line

If you want the new taillights, you have to use the matrix light. But there are always new aprons.

Interior: Finally there are foamed surfaces in the VW

The facelift is really interesting in the interior. There has been a lot of criticism of the quality here in the past. Not without reason, because until now, hard plastic has been popular when it comes to choosing materials. In the first row, those days are over. The dashboard is foamed, the door panels already have fabric inlays even in the base. The rear, however, still has to be content with the dreary panels without inlays. The T-Roc loses its paintwork in the crossover, only the convertible and the top model T-Roc R still have the option and can be spiced up in this way. The operation of the In the future, automatic air conditioning will be carried out by touch, the control unit is already familiar from the Passat. New “Ergo-Active” seats with a massage function should also ensure seating comfort.
VW T-Roc R-Line

Only T-Roc R and the R-Line come with a touch steering wheel. Otherwise it will be more digital in the T-Roc.

Buy: Buy the previous model at a discount

The predecessor model of the T-Roc is available from (cooperation partner of AUTO BILD) as a new car at a discount. Up to 5040 euros below the list price are possible for the two-liter TDI with all-wheel drive with the Active equipment. But there are also discounts on other variants and equipment lines.


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Buy T-Roc at a discount

At there are many new cars with discounts, including the previous VW T-Roc.

Connectivity and displays: wireless smartphone connection now also in the T-Roc

A multifunction steering wheel is part of the standard equipment of every new T-Roc, as is a fully digital instrument cluster with an eight-inch diagonal. The “Active Info” display is also optionally available with 10.25 inches. Thanks to MIB 3, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be used for infotainment, the display reaches a size up to 9.2 inches (6.5 inches in the base) and will be placed on the dashboard in the future. Thanks to the MIB 3, the T-Roc is always online and networked if required. This means on the one hand the connection to the “We Connect App” and on the other hand real-time data for the navigation system and the weather report.
VW T-Roc convertible

The convertible will continue to be offered. On request, there are also red decors in the interior.

Assistants: Travel Assist now also for the crossover

VW is also expanding the T-Roc’s range of functions with the assistants. Among other things, there is now also the “Travel Assist”. It combines lane guidance and cruise control, which for the facelift is now even looking ahead to the traffic.
The wizards in detail:

● IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist – Bundling of ACC and Lane Assist
● Predictive ACC – Adaptive cruise control with GPS support
● Front Assist – Emergency brake assistant
● Side Assist – Blind spot warning
● Lane Assist – Lane departure warning system
● Park Assist – Parking assistant
● Proactive occupant protection system

Engines: The top model remains the T-Roc R with 300 hp

VW T-Roc R Facelift

The R model including the optional Akrapovic exhaust system will also continue to be offered.

The facelift takes over the drives unchanged from the original model. Electrification does not yet play a role at the Wolfsburg-based company. Classic gasoline and diesel engines go about their work under the hood. The top model remains the T-Roc R with 300 hp and technology from the Golf. All engines at a glance:

Gasoline engine:
● VW T-Roc 1.0 TSI: Three-cylinder gasoline engine; Front wheel drive; Power: 110 hp; Torque: 200 Nm; Transmission: six-speed manual transmission.

● VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI: Four-cylinder gasoline engine; Front wheel drive; Power: 150 HP; Torque: 250 Nm; Transmission: six-speed manual gearbox (optional seven-speed DSG).

● VW T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4Motion: Four-cylinder gasoline engine; All wheel drive; Power: 190 hp; Torque: 320 Nm; Transmission: seven-speed DSG.

● VW T-Roc R 4Motion: Four-cylinder gasoline engine; All wheel drive; Power: 300 HP; Torque: 400 Nm; Transmission: seven-speed DSG.

● VW T-Roc 2.0 TDI: Four cylinder diesel engine; Front wheel drive; Power: 115 hp; Torque: 300 Nm; Transmission: six-speed manual transmission.

● VW T-Roc 2.0 TDI 4 Motion:
Four cylinder diesel engine; Front wheel drive; Power: 115 hp; Torque: 360 Nm; Transmission: seven-speed DSG.

Used cars: the predecessor of the facelift is by no means old

VW T-Roc 2.0 TSI Sport DSG 4Motion

Since there is little technical change in relation to the new model, the pre-facelift is still an interesting alternative.

Since the new T-Roc is just a facelift, interested parties can confidently look around the used car market. Less well-equipped specimens start at around 17,000 euros on the common used car markets. If a T-Roc causes problems, it is mostly with little things. Rust is not familiar with the still young SUV.

VW T-Roc in the AUTO BILD used car market

In addition to the hard plastics, the seat covers in the interior are not always particularly durable. The speakers clatter unpleasantly at times. The infotainment systems can crash sporadically. The 1.5-liter TSI is sometimes annoying with engine jolting when starting up: There was a software update for this. Several recalls for seat belts, roof spoiler (2018), logbook (2017-2018), rear seat back (2018) and parking brake (2018).

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