Better late than never, right?

    After launching with the high-end 140TSI model earlier this year, the full Volkswagen T-Roc range has hit local showrooms.

    Slotting in below the Tiguan but above the Polo-based T-Cross, it goes head-to-head with the related Skoda Karoq, along with the Mazda CX-30 and Kia Seltos.

    Even the base 110TSI Style is hardly wanting for features, with standard equipment including adaptive cruise control, proximity entry with push-button start, and ambient interior lighting.


    • 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc 110TSI Style: $33,990
    • 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI Sport: $40,490

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    How much should you pay?

    At the end of the day, the price you pay at the dealership will be dependent on a number of factors such as when you want to buy (is the dealership chasing sales?), the stage of life of the model you’re purchasing (is a new generation being launched soon?) and of course your strength as a negotiator.


    The 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc is available with two powertrains. The base 110TSI Style is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 110TSI Style is front-wheel drive.

    The 140TSI Sport is all-wheel drive and use a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 140kW and 320Nm, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc consumes 6.2L/100km on the combined cycle in 110TSI Style guise and 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle in the 140TSI Sport.

    Both require 95RON premium unleaded fuel.


    The 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc measures 4234mm long, 1573mm tall, and 1819mm wide.

    Cargo volume measures 445L, expanding to 1290L with the rear seats folded.


    ANCAP has recorded a rating of five stars for the T-Roc.

    That’s based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2017, where the T-Roc received an adult protection score of 96 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 87 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 79 per cent, and a safety assist score of 71 per cent.

    All 2021 T-Roc models come standard with the following active safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors

    Anti-lock brakes and front, front-side and curtain airbags also feature across the range.


    The 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc is covered by Volkswagen’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    It’s available with either a three-year or five-year servicing care plan, priced at $1300 and $2100 respectively.

    Standard Equipment

    The T-Roc 110TSI Style comes standard with the following features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • LED headlights
    • LED tail lights
    • Front fog lights
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Ambient lighting
    • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist

    The optional $2000 Sound and Vision package adds:

    • 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Beats 300W premium sound system

    The $3800 Luxury package adds:

    • Leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Power tailgate

    Over the 110TSI Style’s standard equipment, the 140TSI Sport adds:

    • All-wheel drive
    • Paddle shifters
    • Sports suspension
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Front fog lights and cornering lights

    It’s available with a $2000 Sound and Style Package, which adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Adaptive suspension
    • Beats 300W premium sound system

    The $3500 Luxury Package adds:

    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Leather upholstery
    • Power tailgate
    • Heated front seats

    Metallic paint is a $600 option.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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