The Volkswagen T-Roc is now available to lease
The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV is now available, with monthly lease rates from less than £300 per month.
Its launch follows the release of a new entry-level ‘S’ trim, which gets a list price of £18,950 and features the 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 113bhp.
Externally, the T-Roc gets a more expressive design than Volkswagen’s larger SUVs, and features a strikingly wide front grille, a low coupe-like roof and is set to be available with a host of personalisation options.
The T-Roc is also the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A-pillars and exterior mirror housings). It is further enhanced by chunky trim around the wheel arches and sills that give it a distinctly off-road flavour.
Inside, the tech and trim is largely carried over from the Golf and other cars in the VW stable, with a 6.5in touchscreen infotainment system being the most noticeable carryover.
However, unlike the majority of VWs, bright and colourful trim abounds – from the dash trim to the seats, the personalisation theme continues.
Four trim levels are available – entry-level ‘S’ features 16in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, an 8in infotainment system and Front Assist and City emergency braking.
SE trim adds 17in alloy wheels, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and black roof fails. Design trim essentially adds the aforementioned personalisation options to the SE, allowing you to choose the colour for your roof, dashboard, interior and wheels.
Range-topping SEL models feature 18in alloys, ambient lighting, satnav, Active Info Display (a 10.3in high-res screen that replaces traditional dials) and Volkswagens 4MOTION Active Control four-wheel drive system. SELs are priced from £24,520.
Standard safety features on all T-Roc vehicles include: Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the active lane keeping system and Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking.
Like the larger Tiguan, the new T-Roc is being offered with efficient turbocharged engines – three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesels (TDI) – all available with a range of power levels.
The range kicks off with a 1.0-litre petrol that produces 113bhp. A 1.5-litre petrol increases this to 148bhp, while range-topping models feature a 2.0-litre version that produces 187bhp.
The diesel line-up includes a 1.6-litre unit that also produces 113bhp, while the 2.0-litre makes 148bhp. T-Rocs will be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or Volkswagen's automatic DSG, depending on the model in question.
Watch our T-Roc video review below
If you can’t wait until the first T-Rocs arrive in the UK, why not consider a Tiguan? Click here to read our review. Alternatively, here’s a link to all our Tiguan personal lease deals.