Volkswagens tend to be great box tickers; they’re usually cars that appeal to your rational side rather than your emotional one. But with its smallest SUV, the German brand is hoping to show that it can do flair as well as functionality.
At the cheaper end of the line-up, the T-Roc competes with the likes of the Seat Arona and Kia Stonic, even though it's fractionally bigger than those models. However, move up the T-Roc range and you'll quickly find yourself in Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman territory.
To help it stand out in this busy marketplace, the T-Roc has a more raked rear end than most rivals, wheels of up to 19in in diameter, aluminium exterior detailing and a distinctive front-end design with a new style of daytime running lights (at least on high-end models).
However, VW is also hoping to tempt potential buyers by offering a range of petrol engines along with one diesel option, plenty of standard equipment, good safety provisions and the option of four-wheel drive. So how does the T-Roc stack up and which version is best? Read on to find out.