The new T-Roc has arrived!
Look no further
You want a car that’s as confident as you are, that challenges the status quo, leading the pack and refusing to follow. An SUV with bold, striking design baked into every angle and line. With all the advanced technological features you need to feel like you rule the road.
Show the world who you are
Personality that packs a punch: the T-Roc is powerful, detail-obsessed and avant-garde. The bold front design and side panels create a strong, confident appearance, while the sporty coupé silhouette elongates the compact SUV. The large front air vent, the side skirts with black grained wheel aprons and a powerful diffuser at the rear demonstrate just how dynamic and fun the vehicle really is. And with customisable colour options, you can design your T-Roc to look as unique as you do.
Experience a thrilling drive.
Live life in the spotlight
By day or night, the T-Roc’s lighting concept shines bright with its striking daytime running lights built into the bumpers. Because the indicators are built into the daytime driving lights, they really catch the eye when it is time to turn off or change lane.
The power to perform
The TSI petrol engines for the new T-Roc pack a punch, refusing to compromise between power and efficiency. You benefit from maximum torque even at low engine speeds. Or choose the economical TDI diesel engines with turbocharging and direct fuel injection - their high torque means sporty performance is guaranteed.
Harness the T-Roc’s performance.
You demand high-performance. The T-Roc delivers it. To make sure you experience the thrill you’ve come to expect, the T-Roc comes with optional 4MOTION for ideal traction that lets you tackle almost any terrain, optional sports suspension for firm, responsive handling and optional DCC adaptive chassis control that lets you change the characteristics of the power steering.
Tuned to perfection
The optional Sport pack, featuring sport suspension, offers added driving pleasure with outstanding handling. That’s because it provides you with a finely tuned suspension, dampers and stabilizers. As a result, you can harness the T-Roc's full performance, while still keeping control. The progressive steering in the Sport pack gives you better control when driving dynamically and means that day-to-day driving becomes a pleasure.
Despite the recent explosion in popularity of the compact SUV market, Volkswagen has been noticeably absent from the game. Well, that’s changed — introducing the T-Roc (Yes, it’s a car, not Yorkshire’s Dwayne Johnson).
This is the German manufacturer’s attempt to get in on the compact craze, and despite having to play catch-up on its rivals, its aiming to lead the market.
With competitors such as the value-packed Renault Captur and the popular Mini Countryman though, there’s something of a mountain to climb.
As well as establishing a new model for Volkswagen, the T-Roc brings a new naming convention that will extend to the smaller T-Cross SUV coming later down the line.
Powertrain options have largely been plucked from other vehicles in the VW Group range, as have the S, SE and SEL trims, but new to the brand is the Design trim — which brings new customisation options to the table for customers.
Our test car was fitted with the 1.5-litre petrol ‘EVO’ engine, which has seen something of a mass rollout across the VW Group’s models as of late, coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The unit develops 148bhp and 250Nm of torque, capable of taking it from 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 127mph. As for economy, Volkswagen claims 52.3mpg on a combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 121g/km.
At lower speeds, the ‘EVO’ engine has no problems, with ample mid-range torque allowing town driving to be done briskly and without argument. Take it on the motorways or uphill, however, and the gearbox needs to be worked hard to get the maximum from the engine.
The chassis of the T-Roc was developed by Karsten Schebsdat, who previously developed the Golf GTI Clubsport S and formerly of Porsche, and it shows.
You’re not looking at something that will seriously compete around a track with some offerings on Schebsdat’s CV, but for a compact SUV, it’s surprisingly engaging and fun to drive thanks to well-weighted steering and supple suspension.
This doesn’t compromise the T-Roc’s town driving ability either, thanks to a small turning radius and good front visibility. On the downside, large C pillars and a raked rear window result in a poor rear view, not aided by narrow wing mirrors.
Much like the rest of the Volkswagen range, the T-Roc has a mature and sleek design. In the flesh, it’s well-proportioned and is certainly one of the more attractive offerings in the compact SUV sector, but it’s not a stand-out look — which, depending on your tastes, might be a positive.
Should you want something to separate you from the crowd, the T-Roc does have a wide range of customisation options to counter the otherwise understated styling. A choice of 11 base colours are available, with flash red, turmeric yellow and energetic orange the most eye catching, while the roof can be specified in white, black, red or brown.
The interior of the T-Roc is unmistakably Volkswagen. If you’ve sat inside any of their recent vehicles, the switches, buttons and steering wheel will be instantly recognisable.
This also means the cabin’s fit and finish is of a very high quality, although some hard plastics are present on the dashboard. The cloth seats also feel a little cheap and not particularly comfortable on longer journeys.
What differs the compact SUV from the rest of the range is the new Design trim, allowing customers to choose from four dashboard trim colours — otherwise not an option on any other model.
Our test T-Roc was an SEL trim model, meaning standard equipment includes Volkswagen’s Active Info Display technology, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, an eight-inch infotainment display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 18-inch alloy wheels — with a base price of £24,520 for the trim.
Extras on our test car included the £280 sport pack, which added front sports seats, steel pedals, red brake calipers and black roof lining, as well as ‘PreCrash preventive occupant protection’, which closes windows, tenses front seat belts and prepares brake systems if a dangerous situation is detected.
Model: Volkswagen T-Roc SEL 1.5 TSI EVO 150 PS
Price as tested: £25,520
Engine: 1.5-litre petrol
Power (bhp): 148
Torque (Nm): 250
Max speed (mph): 127
0-60mph: 8.1 seconds
MPG (combined): 52.3
Emissions (g/km): 121
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|Retail cash price||£18,955.00|
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