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Engine options for the Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV now number five following the addition of a new 1.6-litre diesel unit.

The turbocharged engine offers 115hp alongside 250Nm of torque and will be available with a six-speed manual transmission, exclusively in front-wheel-drive versions of the T-Roc. All-wheel-drive variants will be supplied with the 2.0 unit of 150hp and 340Nm.

Volkswagen adds that the new engine returns CO2 emissions of 115g/km, under the new WLTP testing regime.

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T-Rocs with the new unit start from £21,290, which buys the car in S trim. Standard equipment includes an eight-inch colour touchscreen and Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system. This includes DAB radio and unusually in today’s market a CD player, while two mobile devices can be simultaneously paired with the system.

All T-Rocs also include the Front Assist safety aid, which encompasses autonomous emergency braking – the car gained a five-star maximum Euro NCAP safety rating. Halogen clear headlights with separate LED daytime running lights, dual-zone electronic climate control and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors are also standard.

T-Roc prices start from £18,995, which buys a car in S trim with the 1.0-litre 115hp petrol engine.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.