Australian pricing and specifications for the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc have been announced ahead of its local arrival in August 2022. As detailed in our previous article when it was revealed, the facelifted T-Roc ushers in a new look, new higher quality interior materials and more technology than before. It will also include a new performance T-Roc R, which hits 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. 

Brand Director of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles Michal Szaniecki said the upgraded T-Roc “delivers a major technology upgrade – arriving with premium and sports design elements that compact SUV customers most desire.”

“The T-Roc is a hit in Australia and this will be further bolstered by a range expansion that is more sporting and tech-focused than ever before.”

Mechanically, the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc is identical to the pre-facelift model with carry-over engines – the ‘110TSI’ engine in the Style is a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, while the ‘140TSI’ engine used in the R-Line is a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre. The Style is front-wheel drive and mated to an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, while the R-Line is all-wheel drive and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

Above the T-Roc R-Line 140TSI sits the T-Roc R, which uses a 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel drive. It hits the benchmark 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the 235kW Tiguan R.

Standard equipment on the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc Style (from $37,250 plus on-road costs) includes 18-inch wheels, LED lighting, auto lights and wipers, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and start, heated/auto-folding mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, wireless phone charging, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, a leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, LED interior ambient lighting, ‘comfort sport’ front seats with lumbar adjustment and microfleece upholstery.

Standard safety kit includes six airbags, auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, lane keep assist, travel assist (lane trace assist), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic parking, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors. 

The T-Roc R-Line 140TSI (from $45,250 plus on-road costs) then adds R-Line exterior and interior styling, sports suspension, a quicker steering rack, wireless smartphone mirroring, sports front seats with R-Line fabric upholstery and an R-Line steering wheel.

The top-spec T-Roc R (from $59,300 plus on-road costs) then adds 19-inch wheels, adaptive dampers and drive modes, R exterior and interior treatments, Matrix LED headlights, rear dynamic indicators, a powered tailgate, a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen, Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory functionality. 

Optional equipment includes a $2,000 Sound and Vision Pack for the Style (integrated navigation, wireless smartphone mirroring and a Beats sound system), a $2,900 Black Style Pack (black wheels, exterior details, adaptive dampers and a six-speaker Beats sound system) and a Leather Pack ($3,450 for the Style and $3,950 for the R-Line – leather upholstery for the Style or Nappa leather for the R-Line, heated front seats and an electric driver’s seat). 

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc pricing (plus on-road costs): 

  • Style 110TSI 8-speed auto: $37,250
  • R-Line 140TSI 7-speed DSG: $45,250
  • R 221TSI 7-speed DSG: $59,300

The 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale in Australia in August 2022. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews. 

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