Amelia reviews the 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc in it’s lower 110TSI Style trim. The all-new T-Roc sits in a very competitive segment and up against many formidable rivals like the Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR, and Kia Seltos. Even though the Golf is a household brand in its own right, we suspect most people won’t connect the T-Roc with it in their minds.

Engine Specifications

110TSI Style

Engine: 1.4L TSI BlueMotion Technology
Power: 110 kW @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 250 Nm @ 1500-4000 rpm
Transmission: 8 Speed Auto
Fuel Consumption (combined): 6.2/100km

140TSI Sport

Engine: 2.0L TSI BlueMotion Technology
Power: 140 kW @ 4900-6000 rpm
Torque: 320 Nm @ 1500-4800 rpm
Transmission: 7 Speed DSG
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.2L/100km

The latest VW T-Roc offers two different engines. The entry-level Style trim has a 1.4 turbo petrol with direct injection that produces 110 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. The top twisting force comes from 1500 revs and all the way up to 4000, so that is a very nice range.

The VW T-Roc Sport version is completely different. It gets a 2 L turbo with direct injection that produces 140 kW and 320 Nm, the latter available from 1500 to 4800 revs. It is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch and it can push all four wheels using VW’s 4MOTION system.

What you can’t change is the materials on the inside and I honestly think the T-Roc is let down a little by those. It is not a major gripe, especially in this segment, but we did hope for more. However, being related to an older Golf, we do expect a recent update that may affect the materials in a good way.

The entry-level T-Roc is a pretty solid offering that keeps Volkswagen in its well-deserved high place even when pitted against some sharp competition from Asia.