The Volkswagen T-Roc launched in the same month as the Scirocco died & that is proof, if you ever doubted it, that crossovers have replaced coupes as the default body style for today's car buyers & leasers.
Thanks to its stumpy size & MQB underpinnings - the T-Roc resembles a beefed-up Golf & offers the enhancement of a slightly jacked-up SUV ride & great practicality.
Yes, the T-Roc is a small SUV, but it has plenty of road presence because it's a bigger car than many of the models it competes with: cars such as the Seat Arona & Kia Stonic, & also the in-house competition.
Yes, Volkswagen offers 2 small SUVs, the second being the smaller T-Cross. The T-Roc is Volkswagen’s first attempt at an SUV to sit below its larger Tiguan. With sharp, typically VW styling, decent practicality & efficient engines, the T-Roc is a solid competitor in this class of SUV, offering what buyers want, with decent practicality, strong performance & refinement, at an affordable price.
There’s enough space in the VW T-Roc’s boot for plenty of family bits & bobs but 3 adults might find the back seats a touch cramped on long journeys.
The T-Roc looks more upmarket than its rivals including the Hyundai Kona & the Citroen C4 Cactus. High-spec cars come with cool hexagonal daytime running lights & every model gets a broad grille & slim headlights which look like they’ve been pinched from the posh VW Arteon saloon.
“You want a car that’s as confident as you are, that challenges the status quo, leads the pack & refuses to follow. An SUV with bold design crafted into every feature, & all the advanced technology you need to rule the road.”