Ready for the city and the country, the T-Roc is a resilient crossover with a staunch sense of style. It takes the body of the ever-popular Golf and gives it a bolder edge with an SUV shape and styling. Taller, wider and longer, its robust dimensions give it a strong on-road presence and mean it’s more rugged than its smaller hatchback sibling. A smattering of cladding along the side skirts, wheel arches and bumper give it the muscular advantage, while the chrome edging means it still retains a sleek style. Extra sporting details include a wide honeycomb front air intake, large alloy wheels and Tiguan-inspired chunky headlights. A huge grille joining the headlights completes the strapping image portrayed by the SUV-style front profile. Volkswagen’s instrinsic minimalism is apparent with its fuss-free exterior. A few well-placed contours are all it takes to create the poised, athletic look.
Dubbed a baby SUV, it’s got the performance spirit of a full-sized SUV packed into a smaller frame. Choose a model with all-wheel drive and take the T-Roc from the city to rugged landscapes with confidence. Surefooted thanks to the increased traction offered by these versions, it maintains a steady performance even on uneven surfaces. The system will put out the exact amount of power each wheel needs to grip to the surface, whether it’s the rocks or rain making it difficult. If you’re more likely to dart about the city than you are the mountains, the standard front-wheel drive options provide all the power you need.
Halfway between the compact Golf and the spacious Tiguan, the T-Roc boasts the best of both worlds. It has a small frame and a large interior. With a taller roofline, every passenger enjoys plenty of headroom and legroom. This tall shape also provides a generous boot with 445 litres to hold shopping, luggage or a pushchair and a few bags. Fold down the rear seats and you’ll have 1,290 litres for sports gear or the results of a furniture shop. It’s much more than other cars in its class offer, even those in a higher spec. Huge door bins, cup holders and a change draw will keep the necessities of your journey close at hand while you’re travelling. Plenty of natural light and high seating positions give it an open feel.
As a car that’s designed to suit lots of drivers, it’s no surprise that it comes with a range of engines to suit various driving styles. The 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol units are ideal for city driving, providing all the power you need for a smooth drive. If you’re planning on venturing to more difficult territory, turn to the 2.0-litre options in both petrol and diesel forms. You’ll get extra muscle to power you up inclines and over rough surfaces.
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