Volkswagen T-Roc 2018
By no means glad regardless of a plethoric vary, Volkswagen has simply launched its new T-Roc, a raised automobile halfway between an city crossover and a compact SUV. A mannequin with nice ambitions that we tried throughout a journey of two,000 km. The easiest way to dominate a section is all the time to invent it. A credo change into legion amongst German producers, accustomed in recent times to multiply fashions.
Volkswagen is an exception to this Germanic rule, the Wolfsburg builder staying true to its sober aspect. Abandoning the competitors, particularly in small crossovers and SUV.
It’ll have been needed to attend till the top of final yr to lastly see Volkswagen make investments this phase of city autos raised with the T-Roc. Larger (four.23 m) than the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Citroën C3 Aircross which would be the rivals of the longer term T-Cross, however smaller than a Tiguan, the T-Roc denotes within the vary.
Good and fewer good
By its type already, extra stylish and fewer traditional than the same old productions of the model. Its beveled three quarter rear, its indicators built-in within the rims of the air intakes of the entrance bumper, its colourful hues or its flag dissociated dissociate it very frankly from the Golf, with which it shares the identical platform.
The cabin as for him returns extra within the row. The presentation is reasonably easy and fashionable with the well-known digital slab, however it’s crucial to test the field dashboard and coloured door panels (optionally available) to brighten a really darkish set. However sensible with loads of storage such because the drawer beneath the passenger seat.
The unhealthy surprises come quite exhausting plastics profusely within the cockpit or an area with the legs disappointing for a car of this sort. Defects that aren’t discovered on the Golf, but the identical dimension and bought on the similar worth.
Identical factor for the trunk, which due to the all-wheel drive, loses fifty three liters to achieve a load quantity of 392 l, much less for instance a Peugeot 308. All for a primary modularity 1/three 2/three.
The all-wheel drive, a necessity?
A trunk down and a weight up (1.455 kg) with the 4Motion. Adjustable in a number of modes, the all-wheel drive gives glorious traction on all surfaces and when the street is moist.
The reverse of the medal, the agility of the T-Roc is partly amputated. Whereas the SUV nonetheless has a superb degree of dynamism however adjustments in assist are much less responsive and the entrance practice suffers from a registration curve much less simple, relegating it by way of amenity behind the Golf.
The four-cylinder 2.zero TDI a hundred and fifty horsepower additionally suffers from four-wheel drive with a propensity to drink extra: we discovered 6.four l / one hundred km on a course of two,000 km of which solely 300 km of metropolis.
Fortuitously, due to his beneficiant torque and his excellent settlement with the DSG7 field, he doesn’t thoughts the duty in relation to relaunch the beast to begin the fireplace or double on the freeway. Offered to show off the Cease & Begin, too slamming to re-acceleration, and never be an excessive amount of trying on the excessive quantity of gasoline oil.
Consolation and costs… Golf!
Lastly, the nice highway shock of the T-Roc considerations its driving consolation. With non-obligatory damping (1,440 €) and regardless of 18-inch wheels, it’s comfy on all surfaces, together with essentially the most degraded roads and even filth roads. The standard firmness to the German has moved somewhat in leather-based upholstery Vienna (€ 1,670), very fairly to the attention however uncomfortable on lengthy journeys.
And the costs in all this? Bought from 21.990 € with the 1.zero TSI a hundred and fifteen, the T-Roc climbs as much as 38.950 € for the upscale 2.zero TDI 4Motion DSG7 Carat Unique. Our trial model 2.zero TDI 4Motion DSG7 First Version is bought for € 35,830, sum to which we should add 5,000 euros of choices.
The latter continues to be nicely geared up customary with 18-inch wheels, the digital panel, the infotainment system with navigation and web, the adaptive controller or the popularity of panels. Solely lacking on the decision, keyless begin and reverse digital camera nonetheless obtainable on different finishes.
The Volkswagen T-Roc represents a extra trendy different to the very traditional Golf and its reference approval. However for this option to be actually justified, it’ll most likely overlook the diesel and all-wheel drive to learn from a bigger trunk, a decrease combined consumption and a lighter weight. Query of selection, and wishes!