Volkswagen T-Roc (2022) test drive. Hair Restyling Benefits

The Volkswagen T-Roc has become so familiar on the automotive scene, little known in 2017 when it was launched. It must be said that 1 has passed 1 million copies, including 71,000 copies on the French market. If it found its audience to the point of being the second best-selling Volkswagen in France after the Polo city car, all was not so rosy for the German compact SUV. The customer’s main sticking point since launch has been the hard plastics in the cabin. A twist befitting VW’s stature, correcting the shooting marking the March 2022 T-Roc restyle.

On the outside, the design takes the form of new shields and revised light signals, including an LED strip in the grille. The R-Line finish (the model tested) is what changes the most by taking up the aesthetic codes of the R-sports version. That’s just that. In the passenger compartment it is clear that the modifications are the most expected, The correction is clear. The dashboard cover has been quilted and improved with top stitching on all versions. The contact surfaces on the door panels also benefit from a more pleasant touch, but, unfortunately, the hard plastic stays in place on top of the storm doors. This does not prevent the perceived quality from progressing. The change is also attributed to the new digital controls for the air conditioning unit and the central touchscreen display installed above.

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 سعر Price

If all the engines of the old group are renewed (TSI 110, 150 and 300 hp and TDI 150 hp), the price of access to the T-Roc (27,990 euros with TSI 110) has been rising since Volkswagen raised the standard equipment from the first trim level, now called Life. Thus, all versions have a digital cockpit, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free access, parking assistance and a capacitive steering wheel. (See full equipment details on page 2). Our test model is the highest in the gasoline range (apart from the R version) with a 1.5 . engine 150 hp TSI, DSG7 gearbox and R-Line finish. Presentation and recruitment are rewarding, but the price then becomes excessive, €38,910, and a fine of up to €3,331 must be added when all options are examined.

on the steering wheel

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022

Among the changes, also note the arrival of the new steering wheel from the Golf 8. The latter has a very useful capacitive function when operating the adaptive cruise control with lane keeping: the steering wheel detects the heat of the skin, and therefore there is no point in applying a movement to continue its journey. On the other hand, the sensitive keys are less convincing because they are very sensitive, and the GPS voice function is still “errors”. In each roundabout, points to do “half hole” Even when you have to go straight; Anomalies that will finally be corrected on all Volkswagen vehicles in production as of June 2022. For models in circulation, correction will be made Across Updated GPS maps.

From the first kilometers we gladly find the T-Roc driving position. It has kept a well-thought-out ergonomics with controls that are readable and easy to understand as offered by the Golf 7. A point that the Golf 8 neglected by switching to universal touch. The chassis does not benefit from any modification during hair restyling. Driving has always given priority to both ease and efficiency. Smooth steering results in a well-steered front axle, and the T-Roc can spin at a steady pace without getting bogged down in the first turn. Comfort is ensured by very good front seats, but the suspension proves to be dry at low speed in relation to the 18-inch rims delivered standard on the R-Line, and even more so with the optional 19-inch rims. We slipped behind the wheel of the Style 17 . rims inch in series. The contact is softer with bitumen, and for people sensitive to comfort, this will be the preferred version.

Volkswagen T-Roc interior restyling
Volkswagen T-Roc price 2022

The four-cylinder petrol engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm is an engine that fits the niche of the T-Roc well. Silent and torquey, it brings enough reserve to its face Strongly All road conditions. It can even be tense if your foot is heavy. But the DSG7 box does not always manage to keep up with dynamic driving due to excessive passivity at low revs in favor of consumption. To correct this, simply shift the gear lever backwards to use the DSG7’s Sport mode. This allows you to be in the correct range of motor usage and benefit from better response.

Good news: Sport mode does not have anything cartoonish in its operation and does not seek high revs in normal driving. In terms of consumption, after a 220 km road trip without eco-driving, The flow rate of the T-Roc 1.5 TSI is set at 7 l / 100 km According to the on-board computer. Reasonable but nothing unusual about this SUV that could have done better with simple hybrid technology. But Volkswagen refuses it in its models, although it is more and more desirable after …

on board

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 dashboard
The dashboard cover for all versions of the T-Roc 2022 is now foam and topstitched. Public supply is finally rising to the height of expectations.
Volkswagen T-Roc Digital Cockpit 2022
All finishes receive a digital cockpit. But the breadboard extends to over 8″ in life, and 10.25″ beyond (photo).
Volkswagen T-Roc Touch Screen 2022
If the touch screen seems less integrated than before, its higher position is easier to read.

Volkswagen T-Roc DSG7
The DSG7 box retains a lever that is easier to handle than the small trigger seen on the Golf 8.
Volkswagen T-Roc A/C 2022
The air conditioning unit is now tangible and its switches are easily accessible.

Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line front seats
The new seats in the T-Roc R-Line are comfortable.
Volkswagen T-Roc rear seats
Seating is decent in the back of the T-Roc, except for the middle passenger.

The competition

It’s certainly very well equipped and its fittings make it desirable, but our test T-Roc is really comfortable in terms of price compared to the competition. It can be compared with €38,910 already with €34,650 for a Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155 EAT8 GT Pack and up to €32,150 for a Ford Puma EcoBoost 155 mHEV ST-Line X Powershift. Volkswagen did not give the small SUV!

Find the test results, technical sheet, prices and standard equipment on the next page.

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