The T-Roc fills what has been looking like an increasingly obvious gap in Volkswagen’s product range since the Tiguan’s move upmarket. That is to say it is a family sized crossover that can rival the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, Seat Ateca et al in what is an enormously popular part of the new car market.
It’s easiest to think of it as a Golf-sized car with a jacked-up ride height and taller body to give more interior space and easier access. Unlike the Golf, however, there are no pure electric or plug-in hybrid versions to choose from, with VW instead concentrating primarily on petrol engines for the T-Roc, which is expected to sell predominantly to retail customers rather than fleet.
Good, but stick with the space-saver spare