Volkswagen T-Roc 2018The new Volkswagen T-Roc compact crossover, the firm’s rival to the Nissan Qashqai, lands in UK dealers this December – and those eager to be one of the very first to drive the new SUV on British roads are being given the opportunity to order one of an initial 1,000-strong run of models.

Volkswagen has secured an early initial phase of cars that will be ready for delivery before 2017 is out, and has now opened ordering for this limited line-up of T-Rocs. It’s even incentivising buyers to place an order, with free T-Roc accessory running boards, which it says are worth £565.

The initial model run is limited to six models, with the full range of models going on sale when first deliveries start in December. If you don’t want to wait for the full choice, choose from these six T-Roc:

  • SE 1.0 TSI, 115hp: £20,425
  • SE 1.5 TSI EVO, 150hp: £22,200
  • Design 1.0 TSI, 115hp: £21,125
  • Design 1.5 TSI EVO, 150hp: £22,900
  • SEL 1.5 TSI EVO, 150hp: £24,520
  • SEL 2.0 TSI, 190hp 4MOTION 7-speed DSG: £31,485

Come December, the T-Roc will be offered in S, SE, Design, SEL and R-Line guise, all of which feature climate control, eight-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 16-inch alloys and Bluetooth connectivity.

Volkswagen reckons Design models will be strong sellers: they have extra styling features such as chrome trapezoid-shaped exhausts, contrast roof colour choice, tinted rear glass and sports bumpers. Distinctive colour dashboards and door panels will feature inside, all marked out by ambient lighting in the footwells and light strips on the doors.

Director of Volkswagen UK director Alison Jones said: “The arrival of T-Roc, and the launch of this early wave of 1,000 cars for the keenest buyers, marks a major step in our brand’s ongoing SUV offensive.

“The level of interest we have seen in this exciting new car, even before its physical arrival at the end of the year, has been unprecedented. I’m sure it will mark a significant step in Volkswagen’s ongoing expansion and growth in the UK, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the first cars on the road here before Christmas.”