Since it hit our shores, we’ve been constantly asked what the T-Roc is like – such is its popularity. So in demand is its R variant, that Volkswagen Australia had to ask Germany for more. Any wonder then that we’re happy to be testing the 2023 110TSI Style.
Considered the entry level model, it comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine under the hood. Paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic, it’s good for 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque.
It’s a good package for your city slicking fun, performing well around town. Out on the open road it does need to work a little harder, and it could definitely be better if you decide to take to the twisty back roads.
But that’s where the “a bit iffy” part ends, as the rest of the car shines bright. Four driving modes, including Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual give plenty of choice to help get the most out of the drivetrain.
And while you might take 8.7 seconds to get from 0-100km/h, fuel economy of just 5.7-litres/100km is super impressive (that’s below the claimed 6.2-litres/100km too). With a 50-litre tank you should see more than 600km in range per fill.
The standard suspension setup on the T-Roc 110TSI Style is perfectly adequate for everyday driving, and it handles wet weather really well, with no wheelspin, or stability issues through corners.
The exterior styling is best described as inviting, with unique looking daytime running lights, good ride height, a gloss black roof and rear spoiler. The latter two really complimented the Pure White body colour of our test vehicle.
Elements of chrome scattered around the body break up the look nicely too. Inside, there’s cloth seats with Suede inserts that make for a classier feel, while the steering wheel and controls are firm to the touch. Only the air conditioning controls are haptic touch.
The tall automatic shifter has all the traditional Volkswagen tricks and paddles are also on offer should you want to row through the gears yourself. Perhaps the most impressive element of the T-Roc Style though is the on-board safety and driving technologies.
The IQ-Drive system is magnificent, offering adaptive cruise control, which includes latching onto the car in front and applying throttle and brakes when needed, lane keep assist and lane steer assist.
There are a bunch of warnings and sensory controls available as well, including a speed limiter, blind spot monitoring with pedestrian detection, and extra illumination when cornering. High beam and interior rear vision mirror auto dimming also feature.
Power folding side mirrors are equipped, and you get 360-degree parking sensors along with a reverse camera that is nice and clear. We’re not done yet though, as there’s also reverse parallel parking assist.
Our tester came with the optional electric tailgate (which includes proximity opening). All of it makes the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc 110TSI Style the perfect daily. With the abundance of onboard safety, it makes driving far less stressful, and this car a happy place to be.
Priced at $41,545 drive away (add $600 if you want the powered tailgate), you can have one in Pure White, Ravenna Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Flash Red Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic or Tumeric Yellow Metallic.
There’s a raft of optional accessories and add-ons, including leather seats, a Bose sound system, roof racks and even iPad/tablet holders for the kids. It comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, and 24/7 roadside assist for the first year.
Our test vehicle was provided by Volkswagen Australia. To find out more about the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc 110TSI Style, contact your local Volkswagen dealer.