New Models

The updated Volkswagen T-Roc range – due this August – will add new styling, connectivity and safety technology, albeit for a higher price, alongside a new R performance model.

  • 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc pricing and specifications
  • Facelift adds revised look, new safety tech
  • Style and R-Line grades joined by R flagship
  • Priced from $37,250 before on-road costs

The updated 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc range is due to arrive in Australian showrooms this August with new features and model variants – but prices up to $2550 higher than before.

Four years after it went on sale in Europe – though only two years since reaching Australia – Volkswagen has treated the T-Roc small SUV to its mid-life facelift, with a revised look, new technology, and a bolstered safety suite.

Prices start from $37,250 plus on-road costs for the front-wheel-drive T-Roc 110TSI Style (up $1750), while the more potent, all-wheel-drive T-Roc 140TSI R-Line – which replaces the 140TSI Sport – costs $45,250 plus on-road costs, up $2550.

As reported, the facelifted T-Roc range will see the Australian introduction of the high-performance T-Roc R flagship – which has been on sale in Europe since 2019 – priced from $59,300 plus on-road costs (detailed here).

Features now standard from the entry-level model up include Volkswagen’s Travel Assist suite of semi-autonomous driving technologies, plus an 8.0-inch digital instrument display (replacing analogue dials), comfort sport seats, microfleece trim, wireless phone charging, a new soft-touch dashboard, and privacy glass.

Meanwhile, compared to last year’s Sport, the R-Line gains the Travel Assist pack and wireless charging, plus a suite of R-Line touches, including an exterior body kit, sports seats with R-Line upholstery, and sport steering wheel with paddle shifters (the latter shared with the Style).

Powering the entry-level (110TSI) Style model is a carry-over 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 110kW and 250Nm to the front wheels through an eight-speed torque converter-type automatic transmission.

In addition to the new features, standard items on the Style include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and start, LED headlights and dual-zone climate control.

Above: European-market T-Roc without R-Line pack (but larger wheels than Aussie models).

Standard safety features across the range include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a rear-view camera, parking sensors, and six airbags.

Stepping up to the R-Line brings a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine with 140kW and 320Nm, connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

It adds the aforementioned R-Line styling treatment, plus unique 18-inch ‘Nevada’ wheels, sports suspension and steering, a larger 10.25-inch ‘Pro’ instrument display, satellite navigation, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Sitting atop the range is the T-Roc R, which while the most expensive T-Roc variant, is the most affordable R performance cad Volkswagen Australia sells, at $59,300 plus on-road costs.

European-market T-Roc, with larger centre screen than Australia’s R-Line.

It’s powered by a 221kW/400Nm version of VW’s familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, powering all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for a 4.9-second 0-100km/h time. 

Additional features include nappa leather upholstery, an electric driver’s seat, matrix LED headlights, a 9.2-inch infotainment screen, heated seats, a power tailgate, and the requisite suite of R-specific interior and exterior styling touches.

A number of option packs and extras are available across the range – a full list is included at the bottom of this story.

The 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc range is due in Australian showrooms this August.

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc Australian pricing

  • T-Roc Style – $37,250 (up $1750)
  • T-Roc R-Line – $45,250 (up $2550)
  • T-Roc R – $59,300

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc Style standard features:

  • 18-inch ‘Grange Hill’ alloy wheels
  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and DAB+ digital radio
  • 8.0-inch digital instrument display
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Microfleece fabric upholstery
  • Comfort sport front seats with lumbar
  • Leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Light headlining and Deep Iron Grey inlays
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Drive mode selector
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Travel Assist highway driving technology
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear-view camera
  • Front and rear sensors with automatic parking
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Six airbags

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line adds (over Style):

  • R-Line exterior and interior styling
  • 18-inch ‘Nevada’ alloy wheels
  • Sports front seats with R-Line fabric upholstery
  • Black headlining and Lava Stone Black inlays
  • Sports suspension and steering
  • Sport leather steering wheel (with shift paddles)
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Voice control

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R adds (over R-Line):

  • R exterior styling (bumpers, mirror caps, quad exhausts, spoiler)
  • 19-inch ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels
  • Blue brake calipers (with performance discs/calipers)
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Power tailgate
  • Piano black interior inlays

An unnamed package, available on Style ($3450) and R-Line ($3950), adds:

  • Vienna leather (Style) or nappa leather (R-Line) upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory

The optional $2000 Sound and Vision package, available on Style, adds:

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument display
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six-speaker Beats sound system (plus subwoofer)

The R-Line can be had with a $2900 Black Style package, which adds:

  • 19-inch Misano Black wheels
  • Black interior and exterior styling details
  • Black contrast roof
  • Adaptive dampers
  • Beats sound system

A different Black Style package is available for the T-Roc R ($1200), which adds:

  • Black mirrors, roof rails and exterior trim
  • Black contrast roof
  • Carbon-look C-pillar trim
  • Black air vents and speaker surrounds

Standalone options include:

  • Panoramic sunroof ($2000, all models)
  • Power tailgate ($600, Style and R-Line)
  • Six-speaker Beats sound system ($750, T-Roc R only)
  • Lapiz Blue interior inlays ($250, T-Roc R)

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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