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Volkswagen has released Irish prices and spec for its new T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc made its Irish debut at the National Ploughing Championships.

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THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc made its Irish debut at the National Ploughing Championships earlier this month. The compact-class crossover is the fourth SUV from Volkswagen and sits below the Touareg, Atlas and Tiguan in the line-up.

The T-Roc is built on the Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, the same that underpins the Audi Q2, SEAT Ateca, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Passat.

In fact, the T-Roc will be a rival for the Ateca (priced from €25,130) as well as the Nissan Juke (priced from €19,995) and Renault Captur (priced from (€19,790)

Pricing for the T-Roc will start at €24,750 for a 115hp 1.0-litre TSI petrol model. The initial line-up will also feature a 150hp 1.5-litre petrol and 150hp 2.0-litre TDI 4Motion all-wheel drive diesel model.

Source: Volkswagen Media

In Ireland, there will be three trim levels to choose from.

The entry-level T-Roc models come with Climatronic two-zone air-con and a 6.5inch ‘Composition Colour’ radio system with Bluetooth and USB ports. Entry-level models are powered by the 115hp petrol engine.

The T-Roc Design models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch glass touchscreen ‘Composition Media’ radio system with voice activation and App Connect and these models also get a chrome package. Design models also feature the 115hp petrol unit and will be priced from €26,995.

Source: Volkswagen Media

The top-of-the-range T-Roc Sport models come with sports seats, 17-inch alloys, LED headlights and tinted rear windows. Sport models are powered by either the 150hp petrol engine (priced from €29,750) or the 150hp diesel engine mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox with 4Motion (price from €34,795). Additional models will join the line-up in 2018.

Volkswagen will also offer a number of Technology Upgrade Packs for the T-Roc.

Source: Volkswagen Media

As standard, the T-Roc comes with safety features and driver’s aids such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Lane Assist.

The order books for the new Volkswagen T-Roc open in October and most Volkswagen dealers will have display models of the T-Roc throughout October and November.

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