In this video, I have discussed 5 positives & 5 Negatives about my Volkswagen after 13000KMs on odometer.
VW T-Roc Likes
- Love the classy design language - The LED lights, the perfectly sized wheels, the creases, the sloped rear-end, and the stance. It all blends together beautifully. It’s unique! A niche crossover for a niche audience.
- The rev happy 1.5 TSI engine that pumps out 150 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired with the 7-speed DSG gearbox makes the T-Roc a hoot to drive!
- Fuel Efficiency is very impressive. When driven accordingly under low loads, the ACT combined with the start-stop system ensures the T-Roc returns an impressive fuel efficiency figure.
- The active info display is a breath of fresh air and fact that the infotainment system is slightly angled, makes it a driver’s delight. No annoying beeps/sounds/chimes at triple digit speeds. Still can’t believe it.
- Safety is great with 5-star Global NCAP rating, 6 airbags, ESC, TPMS, HSA, lane assist, and various other safety kit. This area has always been a priority for us. Reasonably priced considering the fact that it’s a CBU. A similar variant of the UK spec is more expensive.
VW T-Roc Dislikes
- Yes, its small. I don’t think it deserves the Volkswagen’s “SUV(W)” status. We have strayed away from the idea that it’s an SUV, and accepted it as a crossover.
- Ingress and Egress into the rear seats might be a bit of a task for some folks, and the transmission tunnel eats away some of the foot space.
- The lack of powered front seats and cruise control. Although its exclusion doesn’t bother us too much, it should be offered considering the price. The rotary dial for adjusting the backrest is annoying to use, Volkswagen could have used a simple lever instead. I also wish it came with wireless charging for my phone.
- Would have liked map integration and more dial choices with the active info display like the Karoq. Some of the customization features have been disabled for the Indian CBU. Basic accessories such as floormats and mudflaps are ridiculously expensive (13K).
- DSG’s long term reliability concerns (it uses a DQ200 gearbox). Spares and the availability of parts is a question mark.
Info Source: Team BHP