situation is, even if you see and hear the sand splashing around, to consistently stay on the gas. To drive further to the top, only able to see the cloudy sky until you can get the horizon back in focus. The diesel isn’t really impressed by the ascent. After some seconds, all electronic aids have brought me safe to the summit. Looking downwards, I guess, now it will become even more rich in adrenalin. The slope is so steep and slippery, that our instructor warns: “You will only have limited steering here. But don’t worry, the hill descent control will guide you down.” If the 4Motion Active Control is set to offroad mode (the “hill symbol”), the hill descent control is automatically active, if a steep gradient is detected by the car. In the moment I’m threatened to rush downhill, the green HDC symbol comes up in the Active Info Display. I take my food fearlessly off the brake. With gently braking assistance, the T-Roc keeps up to a speed below 10 kilometres per hour, ensuring all wheels to keep traction and not to lock.