On the sweeping coast roads and in the picturesque villages around the Portuguese capital, I certainly cut a good figure with the Style model.
Off-road? Why not?
The T-Roc not only looks like an off-road vehicle, it can also travel off-road. All four wheels have a firm grip on the steep and stony track down to the dazzling green sea. The chassis has been raised and combined with sturdy body protection precisely defining the boundaries between the metal body shaped by human hand and the sharp edges created by nature. Heading downwards, you can hear the small off-roader's systems working, giving precise commands to the wheels. This SUV is in its element. It's a good thing I switched the driving mode selector to off-road. That makes it easier for the T-Roc to adjust to the new surface and to react in the ideal way to any obstacles along the road.
Feeling adventurous, I steer onto a narrow track past a disused fish processing plant. The T-Roc rolls down to the beach. This morning, the waves are already packed with surfers. It is hardly surprising: the coast near Cascais is one of Portugal's most popular surfing destinations.
Short overhangs and a well-proportioned rear end
All-wheel drive and the power output are not the only features that are good for off-road travel. The short overhangs make my excursion into the countryside considerably easier.