Volkswagen has been spied testing the next generation of its T-Roc crossover, which was its best-selling vehicle both here and in Europe in 2023.

    It’s expected to debut during 2025.

    Last year, Volkswagen confirmed the new T-Roc, Tiguan and Passat would be the brand’s last new combustion-powered vehicles in Europe, with electric-only replacements to follow after the release of an EV-only Mk9 Golf.

    Photographers have spied the new model testing in a sneaky disguise – instead of draping the prototype in dazzle camouflage like most brands use, Volkswagen has mocked it up to look as much like the current generation as possible.

    The new T-Roc has a similar silhouette to the current car, with a hatchback-like shape and a rakish tailgate.

    Its headlight design has been refreshed with a slimmer profile, while an LED strip connects them across the restyled front grille. This brings the T-Roc in line with newer products like the latest Tiguan.

    The lower section of the front bumper has received the most noticeable change, and now incorporates a larger opening surrounded by a significant amount of black trim. There’s also now large hexagonal webbing instead of a body-coloured bumper.

    At the rear there’s a new lower bumper design with a different reflector shape, while there’s now an LED strip connecting the taillights behind the Volkswagen badge.

    The new T-Roc is expected to offer both petrol and diesel options, while plug-in hybrid variants are also expected to be included for the first time.

    It’s expected to continue to offer both front- and all-wheel drive options.

    Three turbocharged engine options are available on the current-gen T-Roc in Australia, ranging in power from 110kW to 221kW.

    The current range starts at $36,890 before on-roads for the base FWD CityLife, and extends to $63,490 before on-roads for the AWD R.

    Last year, Volkswagen sold 8943 T-Rocs in Australia, well ahead of the second-place Amarok ute range with 6626 sales.

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    Max Davies

    Max Davies is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Max studied journalism at La Trobe University and stepped into the automotive world after graduating in late 2023. He grew up in regional Victoria, and with a passion for everything motorsport is a fan of Fernando Alonso.

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