VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION 1.0 TSI 110 Active 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph10.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2138 g/km

The T-Roc set a more fashionable trend for compact Volkswagen SUVs, representing the brand in the affordable style-conscious end of the fast-growing mid-sized crossover segment. Now it's been lightly updated with a sharper look inside and out. As before, almost everything you can't see on this car comes from a Golf hatch, which is no bad thing. As for the stuff you'll admire in the driveway, well it all looks satisfyingly fashionable.

ROC-STEADY?

Volkswagen's fashion-conscious T-Roc compact SUV looks a little more appealing in this updated form, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

The T-Roc set a more fashionable trend for compact Volkswagen SUVs, representing the brand in the affordable style-conscious end of the fast-growing mid-sized crossover segment. Now it's been lightly updated with a sharper look inside and out. As before, almost everything you can't see on this car comes from a Golf hatch, which is no bad thing. As for the stuff you'll admire in the driveway, well it all looks satisfyingly fashionable.

Background

From launch in 2018, the T-Roc provided an entry point to Volkswagen's SUV range, but these days two models, the Taigo and the T-Cross, sit beneath it. So the T-Roc, which unlike those two Polo-based designs rides on the underpinnings of a larger Golf, needed a bit of a spruce-up to justify its continuing place in the range. Hence the mid-term facelift we examine here. It's supposed to appeal to customers who want something larger than a supermini-based crossover design, but don't want to stretch up to Volkswagen's mid-sized Tiguan SUV. People who want something trendier - which is why the T-Roc also comes in Cabriolet and hot hatch T-Roc R forms. There's lots of competition these days though, for this type of car. So this improved T-Roc will need to be good.

Driving Experience

There are no petrol engine changes as part of this update: surprisingly, Volkswagen isn't introducing its mild hybrid tech. So, as before, there are four TSI petrol engines, a 115PS 1.0-litre three cylinder unit, a 150PS four cylinder 1.5 and a 2.0-litre powerplant offered either with 190PS - or with as much as 300PS in the top T-Roc R. Diesel options have been updated: you can select between a couple of the brand's latest, now-cleaner 2.0-litre TDI diesels, these offering either 115PS or 150PS. You'll also get the option of DSG auto transmission on most models - which you have to have with the T-Roc R. Engaging drive dynamics won't be a priority for T-Roc customers, which is just as well given what's on offer here, but as usual with a Volkswagen, you get a very well judged standard of ride. All-wheel drive isn't an especially popular customer option in this segment, but Volkswagen offers it with the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI 150PS models - that's another thing that's mandatory on the T-Roc R. The brand has packaged up its 4MOTION system with plenty of extra features, primarily a driving profile selection system (which you can also order on a 2WD variant). This set-up gives you a choice of two on-road profiles ('Street' and 'Snow'). There are a couple of off-road modes too: 'Offroad' (which automatically sets the car up for 'off piste' use) and 'Offroad Individual' (which allows you to set various parameters). Other extras you can add include 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping and 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control'.

Design and Build

The exterior styling tweaks made to this updated model are subtle. LED headlights and darkened rear tail lamps total the changes but you can add to them by paying extra for the brand's 'IQ LIGHT with LED matrix headlights' package. As before, there are three variants, the standard T-Roc hatch, the sporting T-Roc R and the T-Roc Cabriolet. In all cases, the fashionable looks stay much as before, a wide and long stance allied to a relatively low roofline, short overhangs and a steeply raked C-pillar. Inside, there's a smarter dash trimming panel. And a redesigned, more 'tablet'-like central infotainment screen, which can now be had in larger 9.2-inch form as well as the usual 8.0-inch size. All variants now get a digital instrument cluster too - optionally upgradeable to 10.25-inches in sizes in 'Digital Cockpit Pro' form. There's also a redesigned steering wheel and higher quality fabric door trim. As before, the two monitors combine to offer a wide range of online services and apps accessible via smartphone and the usual 'Volkswagen Car-Net' media connectivity system. As you'd expect, the 'MirrorLink'/'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring systems are available, as is a 'Security & Service' package which provides support in a wide variety of situations. There's reasonable room for a couple of adults in the back. And luggage space in the fixed-top version is quite generous - measuring 445 litres when loaded up to the top of the second row seat backrests.

Market and Model

Pricing is much as before, which means that most mainstream T-Roc hatches will be sold in the £25,000-£30,000 bracket. You'll pay from just under £30,000 for the T-Roc Cabriolet - but well into £30,000 for the kind of spec you'll probably want. There's a big price jump to the high performance T-Roc R hatch - think around £43,000 for one of those. Key equipment features available as part of this model upgrade include the brand's 'IQ LIGHT with LED matrix headlights package. And Volkswagen's clever 'Travel Assist' system, which in concert with a new predictive ACC cruise control set-up can take care of a lot of the driving duties for you at highway speeds. It enables assisted steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 130mph. By integrating the signals from the front camera, as well as GPS and map data, the system can incorporate local speed limit information, town boundary signs, junctions and roundabouts. For a bit more visual presence, you can now optionally specify an illuminating radiator grille strip and dynamic turn signal lighting. 'R-Line' models now get the super-supportive sports seats that were previously fitted only to the T-Roc R. There's also a range of fresh paint colours and some smarter 17 and 19-inch alloy wheel designs.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the T-Roc is extremely class-competitive in terms of WLTP running costs. The base 1.0-litre petrol model manages up to 46.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 136g/km of CO2. Upgrade yourself to the 1.5 TSI petrol engine which can shut down un-needed cylinders of the engine when not in use and the figures are 45.2mpg and 142g/km. As for the TDI diesels, well if you opt for the base front-driven 115PS variant, it should be possible to get 60.2mpg and 123g/km of CO2. For the 150PS 2.0 TDI variant, its 58.8mpg and 126g/km. All these are manual model figures. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your T-Roc will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles.

Summary

Strip away the funky bodywork and the cabin personalisation and what you've got here is a slightly less efficient but slightly more expensive Golf. But then, you could say similar things of just about any other compact-to-mid-sized SUV contender in this growing segment. It's all about giving the market what it wants. And with the T-Roc, Volkswagen has done just that. Are there problems? Interior space perhaps. But then if you wanted that in a compact Volkswagen SUV, you'd probably stretch to a Tiguan. This facelifted T-Roc model improves the original car's issue that some of the cabin trimming felt a little down-market. Here, things are improved, though you might still want for more, given the pricing applied to plusher models, though there's enough technology provided to make this less noticeable. These top derivatives are quite expensive though, which brings into focus the fact that amongst rivals in this segment, there are plenty of slightly cheaper alternatives. Most of them though, lack this T-Roc's 'want one' factor.

  • Rain sensor
  • Heated rear window
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
  • Front windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay

  • Volkswagen roadside assistance
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) includes ASR, EDL, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
  • Front assist with city emergency braking and pedestrian monitoring

  • Front + rear carpet mats

  • Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
  • Wireless app connect for apple carPlay

  • Lane assist with warning text instrument cluster
  • Modified key software - reduce switch off time for key status change to Long no motion
  • Multifunction camera
  • Traffic sign recognition

  • Electric operated opening and closing tailgate
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electric bootlid
  • Unique 'Active' logo on B pillar

  • Driver tips and journey analysis
  • Navigation system discover media including streaming and internet
  • Emergency call service
  • 'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
  • Car information display
  • Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
  • Warning sound and light for front seatbelts unfastened

  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Electrically foldable, adjustable and heated door mirrors with puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror

  • Decorative inserts in for special trims

  • Start/stop function with battery regeneration
  • Battery regeneration during braking

  • DAB Digital radio
  • SD card slot
  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
  • Diversity antenna for FM reception
  • Storage compartment with longitudinal and height adjustable in armrest and two rear air vents
  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • Title and cover art display
  • Single CD player, glovebox mounted
  • Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
  • SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
  • USB-C Interface and USB charging socket

  • Body coloured bumpers and radiator grille with chrome trim and front fog lamps with chrome bezel
  • Volkswagen roundel
  • External USB type C socket and charging sockets
  • Door sill protectors with special trim design
  • Black grained lower door protectors
  • Black grained wheel arches
  • Chrome trim on upper and lower radiator grille
  • Body colour door handles
  • Fully galvanised body

  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function and daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamp rear comination lamps

  • Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter

  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment in left and right luggage area
  • Storage compartments in driver and front passenger doors
  • 4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
  • 12V socket in centre console storage area
  • Load through provision with single cup holder when folded down
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Drawer under drivers seat
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Luggage compartment cover, removable
  • Glovebox
  • Front centre armrest
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Trapeze cloth upholstery
  • Door and side trim panel

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Front reading light
  • Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light delay

  • Winter pack - T-Roc

  • Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
  • Predictive pedestrian protection
  • Single tone horn
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Curtain airbags
  • Drivers seatbelt reminder
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
  • Drivers and front passengers airbags with passengers deactivation switch

  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Isofix easy fit child seat preparation for 2 outer rear seats
  • Split folding rear seat backrests with centre armrest
  • Front comfort seats with manual height adjustment
  • 3 rear head restraints

  • Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with SAFELOCK, radio remote control with 2 remote control folding keys

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 150
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 138
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N

  • CC: 999
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Combined (mpg): N
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 36.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 42.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.6

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Active
  • Coin Description: TSI 110
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: 93452
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 11E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 10000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 87
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 79
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 71
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 110
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - BHP: 110
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.8
  • Top Speed: 115
  • Engine Power - KW: 81
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 148
  • Engine Torque - NM: 200
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 20.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R17
  • Wheel Style: GALWAY
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Width (including mirrors): 1992
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1575
  • Length: 4234
  • Width: 1819
  • Wheelbase: 2590

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1219
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1790
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 640
  • Max. Loading Weight: 571
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 445
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1290
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.1

  • Dynamic chassis control (DCC) - variable suspension settings sport, comfort and normal: £1,095
  • Lowered sport suspension with progressive steering: £410

  • Voice activation: £215

  • Park assist sensor controlled steering aid to assist parallel or bay parking features optical parking display via vehicle's infotainment system: £170
  • Driver alert system with audible and visual fatigue detection system: £25
  • Rear view camera: £195
  • Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors: Included
  • Driving profile selection - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes with Individual mode allows for steering, drive and air conditioning settings: £175
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering: Included
  • Side assist plus with rear traffic alert: £355

  • Digital Cockpit Pro - Active info display: £445

  • Body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators: Included

  • Front and rear 6 speakers: Included
  • 4 X 20 watt output: Included

  • Electric sliding/tilting panoramic glass sunroof with panoramic rear panel: £1,185
  • Two tone - Black roof, A pillar and mirror housing: £440
  • Silver anodised roof rails: £155
  • Removal of roof rails: £0
  • Special solid paint: £380
  • Metallic paint: £635
  • Black roof rails: Included
  • Pearlescent paint: £635
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Akrapovic titanium sport exhaust system: £3,105

  • Halogen headlights, range adjustable via infotainment system with automatic headlight activation and separate LED daytime running lights: Included
  • LED headlamps with automatic range adjustment and unique signature LED separate daytime running lights: £935
  • Light assist - High beam assist ( Automatic sensing for switching between dipped and main beam: £160

  • Heated three spoke leather multi function steering wheel: £150
  • Three spoke multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob: Included

  • Beats sound pack - T-Roc: £440
  • Smoking pack - T-Roc: £25

  • Metallic - Ravenna blue: £635
  • Metallic - Indium grey: £635
  • Metallic - White silver: £635
  • Metallic - Turmeric Yellow: £635

  • Pearl - Deep black: £635

  • Solid - Urano grey: £0

  • Special solid - Pure white: £380
  • Special solid - Flash red: £380

  • Pre crash preventive occupant protection: £155

  • Lumbar support for driver's and front passengers seat: £70

  • Remote keyless entry using key fob including Start/Stop button on centre console: £405
  • Remote tailgate unlocking using key fob: Included

  • Removable towbar: £770

  • Trapeze cloth - Titanium black with grey/titanium black/black/pearl grey: £0

  • 17" Galway alloy wheels with super low rolling resistance tyres and anti theft wheel bolts: Included
  • 17" Mayfield alloy wheels with super low rolling resistance and anti theft wheel bolts: £150
  • 17" Mayfield gloss black diamond turned alloy wheels with super low rolling resistance and anti theft wheel bolts: £190
  • 17" Kulmbach adamantium silver alloy wheels and anti theft wheel bolts: £150
  • 18" Arlo sterling silver alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres and anti wheel bolts: £535
  • 18" Montego bay diamond turned alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres and anti wheel bolts: £560

  • Tyre mobility set: Included
  • Steel space saver spare wheel including tool kit and jack: £70

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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