Volkswagen thought that by deciding not to use camouflage on the updated T-Roc and T-Roc R during road tests, it could leave them unnoticed. He hardly expected spy photographers to be around and not fall for this ruse.
The 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc without any psychedelic stickers shows a few minimal stylistic changes from its predecessor, which will soon “blow out four candles on its birthday cake.” It is possible that the premiere of the updated T-Roc will take place before the end of 2021 or early next year, and the R variant, most likely, will not keep itself waiting long.
The T-Roc prototype received a modified radiator grille, a new headlight pattern, a modified bumper with built-in DRLs of a modified shape, an enlarged air intake in the middle and an overlay of protective false plates. The rear bumper has been slightly updated, as well as the diffuser and taillights, which seem to have new graphics. It still uses imitation tailpipes and plastic underbody trim.
The changes in the 2022 T-Roc R, which was seen testing alongside the regular model, are similar. The sports variant has redesigned bumpers and new lighting graphics. The R badge has been moved from the left side of the tailgate to the middle, just below the logo, and from under the diffuser, four tailpipes are visible, which are also real.
Since the 2022 T-Roc family has to meet the latest emission standards, it may receive an updated engine range. It is not yet known if some of the engines will disappear from it, but one thing is for sure: the R will remain a top model. The current model uses a 2.0 TSI petrol engine with 296 hp. and a torque of 400 Nm, which is paired with a seven-speed DSG and 4Motion AWD all-wheel drive.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the VW T-Roc from the FineAuto team: