With pricing in Europe expected to start from around €20 000 (R313 585), the R-Line touches to the T-Roc include revised front and rear bumpers, R-Line door sills and badging, dark red taillight cluster, body coloured trim, choice of 18 or 19-inch alloy wheels and a black diffuser.
Enhancements to the interior consists of a R-Line leather wrapped, flat bottom steering wheel, cloth and micro-fibre trimmed seats, black roofliner, R-Line branded floor mats and badging, stainless pedals and footrest and stitching on the seats and gear lever boot.
Based on the same MQB platform as the Golf and not the Polo's MQB A0 as previously reported, the T-Roc also comes with the same range of TSI and TDI engines as the former, matched to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG.
In terms of petrol power, the T-Roc will be offered with a choice of three mills; a 1.0 TSI developing 85 kW and 200 Nm of torque, the 1.5 TSI Evo developing 110 kW and 250 Nm, and the long serving 2.0 TSI with 140 kW and 320 Nm. 4Motion all-wheel drive can be had as an option on the 1.5 TSI, and is standard fare along with the DSG on the 2.0 TSI.
Buyers seeking diesel power will have the choice of a 1.6 TDI producing 85 kW and 250 Nm of torque, and a 2.0 TDI with respective outputs of 110 kW / 340 Nm and 140 kW / 400 Nm. Like the 2.0 TSI, the top spec 2.0 TDI will have 4Motion and the DSG 'box fitted as standard, with the all-wheel drive system optional on the lesser version.
Volkswagen South Africa is yet to confirm local pricing and availability.