To the T
The final addition to the T-family, the hipster cousin, the T-Roc has arrived in South Africa not too long ago and has been making waves since, with its retro and funky styling. It branches in the VW family tree between the T-Cross and the Tiguan, making it a favourable SUV.
It’s bold, beautiful and ready to make a statement. The VW T-Roc is, in my opinion, appropriately named as it was designed to go out and rock the boat. It’s targeted for the free-spirited and young-at-heart family who is quite happy to be in the spotlight or the hot topic of the week. It’s also metropolitan-minded, which means it’s a bit more compact for easier manoeuvring in the city.
So what is all the rage about its exterior? Well, for a brand that is iconic for its simpler lines and cleaner styling, VW has been rather risky. Don’t get me wrong- it’s not over the top or completely out of their designing profile but the T-Roc can be seen as the ‘artist of the family’. Let me just say this- if you rock up in a T-Roc you will be sure to be noticed. The T-Roc has halogen headlights with daytime running lights and an automatic headlight range adjustment as well as front fog lights with cornering. The Chrome and Shine package is standard and features silver anodised roof rails, bumpers with a chrome and gloss theme to polish up this sporty appearance.
Inside there is also a lot to note about the T-Roc. It’s spacious and I think it will do well with a medium-sized family (boot space is 392-litres and 1 237-litres with folded rear seat). The materials used throughout the cabin is of good quality and will endure the daily punches. The driver’s sits perched (with comfy lumbar support) while enjoying the ergonomically laid out dashboard and surroundings. Air conditioning can also be enjoyed by everyone thanks to front and rear vents.
A hip and happening family need hip and happening technology, luckily, VW has delivered. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainments system is equipped with all the latest connectivity features, Voice Control and six speakers. All round Park Distance Control will also aid you when it’s a bit difficult to see what’s happening around you.
Safety first! In terms of these features, you can find additions such as fatigue detection, an array of airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchorage. Furthermore, there is an Anti-Spin Regulator, Electronic Differential Lock, XDS Transverse Differential Lock, MSR (engine drag torque control) and trailer stabilisation, a multi-collision brake system and hill-hold assist.
I must say the lowered stance of the vehicle does wonders to give it more stability and a better sense of gravity- it had me feeling that I was sauntering instead of driving and with plenty of driving aids like Hill Descent Control and different driving modes, taking this groovy vehicle around town is child’s play. A 2-litre turbocharged engine delivers a punchy 140kW of power and 320Nm of torque that gets transferred to the wheels via a 7-speed DSG transmission. The icing on this layered cake is its impressive fuel consumption, the T-Roc uses a claimed 7.2-litres of fuel per 100km.
Where to find it
If this trendy T-Roc is roc-ing your world and you want to have one for yourself, visit www.vw.co.za
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Journalist: Desh Bechan
Transcriber: Nita Stadler