VW reveals T-Roc Black Edition 25 | 05 | 2020

    VOLKSWAGEN HAS INTRODUCED a new special edition of its T-Roc crossover. Badged Black Edition it, not surprisingly, adds a election of black styling details for the exterior and cabin, plus a host of additional equipment to the best-selling SE version of the T-Roc; in total, VW says there’s an extra £2000 of goodies included as standard. On-sale now, prices for the Black Edition start at £23,750. (Related: Review — VE T-Roc 1.0TSI Design)

    Rather bizarrely, if you don’t like black, VW has made the ‘Black Edition’ available with the standard car’s colour palette. That means buyers get a choice of Energetic Orange, Turmeric Yellow, Ravenna Blue, Deep Black Pearl or Flash Red paint finishes. Anyway ….

    Externally, the special edition gets rear privacy glass, blacked-out replacements for the standard car’s radiator grille, mirror caps, roof rails and exhaust tips, plus a unique decal for the C-pillar, LED headlamps, and new black 18in alloys. (Related: VW T-Roc Cabrio prices and trims)

    As is the case with the ‘donor’ SE spec, the special edition comes with a pair of electrically heated and foldable door mirrors with integrated puddle lights, adaptive cruise control, plus front and rear parking sensors, and an eight-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all as standard. (Related: 2020 VW Golf prices and trims)


    Inside the cabin, not surprisingly, the theme is black. In addition to the piano black dashboard trim, there’s black headlining, a leather-trimmed gear knob and a new multifunction sports steering wheel with contrasting grey stitching. Thankfully there’s also white ambient lighting. (Related: VW reveals 341-mile range all-electric ID.3)

    Available only in two-wheel drive format, buyers can choose from four engines, two petrol and two diesel. The petrols are the 113bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 148bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder, while the diesels are 113bhp 1.6-litre, or 148bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit.

    “The T-Roc, with its focus on personalisation and individuality, already has abundant style,” Claire Haynes, T-Roc Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said. “The Black Edition builds upon this, with its exclusive black-coloured trim and C-pillar decal adding an even more eye-catching edge to the funky T-Roc. (Related: VW T-Cross gets 1.5-litre turbo petrol)

    “Add to this a package of extra equipment that boosts value by over £2000 and you’ve got a car that isn’t just appealing because of its looks but, because it’s a fantastic value package, is also a talented all-rounder.”

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    Jim McGill


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