In a bid to make the new T-Roc crossover more appealing to the UK buyers, Volkswagen announced the addition of a new turbodiesel engine for the car. The new 1.6 TDI complements the already available two petrol units and one 2.0 liter diesel, offering a more frugal and cost-effective alternative.
Let’s get right down to the numbers and see what this Volkswagen T-Roc turbodiesel can do performance-wise. It generates 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque, both respectable figures for a car of this type. In comparison, the 2.0 liter TDI available for 4MOTION four-wheel drive has 150 PS and 340 Nm of torque. But then the 1.6 unit has CO2 emissions as low as 115 g/km, so it’s really about compromises and what you want from your car.
Every 2019 VW T-Roc in the UK comes as standard with eight-inch colour touchscreen and Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system, Front Assist with radar and emergency brake, LED daytime running lights, 2Zone electronic climate control and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors. The SE trim adds to that Adaptive Cruise Control, among other features, while SE-L brings satellite navigation and Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’. There is even an R-Line trim which gets sporty highlights such as 19 inch wheels and sporty body components.
Prices for the 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc range with the new 1.6 liter TDI engine is as follows:
|Model||Gearbox||Price – RRP OTR|
|T-Roc S||6-speed manual||£21,290|
|T-Roc SE||6-speed manual||£22,765|
|T-Roc Design||6-speed manual||£23,465|
|T-Roc SEL||6-speed manual||£25,085|
|T-Roc R-Line||6-speed manual||£27,010|