Volkswagen has launched the 1.6-liter TDI version of the T-Roc in the UK. Now we’re sure that diesel wasn’t really killed, it just has to meet the latest WLTP standards before it can be sold in the country. That being said, it now emits 115 g/km of CO2.
Even so, the entry-level T-Roc TDI still packs good enough output of 115 HP and 250 Nm of torque transmitted to the front wheels. Albeit being less powerful than the 150-HP 2.0-liter TDI, it offers higher fuel efficiency than the 1.0 TSI model.
What needs further consideration, however, is the price. You can get the T-Roc 1.6 TDI from £21,290 in the S trim; whereas at the same 115-HP power level (and 200Nm of torque), the T-Roc 1.0 TSI costs from £18,955. The price difference is big enough. In the short-term, it’s much bigger than the benefit you get from the gas mileage, unless you don’t plan to replace your car until the next half decade.
Standard features in the base model include autonomous emergency braking, LED daytime running lights, climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, DAB, Bluetooth, etc. If what you want is the range-topping R-Line, you will get a better look and some additional features such as better seats and bigger wheels. However, you will the price starting higher at £27,010.