Package and ergonomics set standards. The form and function of the T-Roc interior has been redefined for the era of digitalisation. A conceptual highlight here is the integration of increasingly digitalised display elements and controls. For instance, the T-Roc can be ordered with a new generation of the Active Info Display (fully digital instruments) as an option. Also implemented as state-of-the-art technology are the infotainment systems, with displays up to 8.0 inches in size. With regard to the ergonomics of controls and their visibility, the goal was set to design all on-board elements to be as clear and intuitive as possible. At the same time, the charismatic and independent interior design – with its SUV image that is both avant-garde and rugged – forges a link to the exterior design and its contemporary treatment of surfaces.
Lots of space for five occupants. In addition, the T-Roc development and design team utilised the wheelbase, which is conspicuously long in relation to the car's overall length, to create a lot of space for five occupants. The driver and passengers have high seating positions. In front, the seat height above the road is at least 572 mm, and at the rear 618 mm. If all five seats are occupied, luggage space when loaded up to the top edge of the rear seat backrests totals 445 litres – the best figure in the segment. The rear seat backrests can be folded with a 60/40 split; when folded this boosts the cargo capacity to as much as 1,290 litres. Hardly any other SUV in this class offers such a spacious package.
New panel architecture for the digital era. The T-Roc's dash panel features a crystal-clear horizontal structure. The instruments form a viewing and control axis together with the infotainment system, which is relatively high and is therefore optimally ergonomic. The infotainment system was purposely positioned at the highest point on the dashboard, and in the version with an 8.0-inch display it has a large, glass-encased surface. This gives it a sophisticated look like that of a tablet screen. The instruments and the infotainment system are integrated in a decorative surface that runs from left to right through the dashboard. Depending on specific equipment, this accent might have a dark finish or else it is painted in a contrasting colour which matches the trim of the seats. The colour accents are repeated in the door trim according to the configured options. Rugged, cleanly-designed door pullers and armrests as well as large storage areas complete the door inserts. White or red ambient lighting may also be on-board according to the installed features.
Clean and sporty structure of the centre console. The surround of the centre console shares the same colour as the accents found on the dashboard. Integrated here, over three horizontal levels, are important vehicle functions (start/stop system, ESC, hazard warning lights, park assist functions) as well as the climate control functions and seat heating. Directly beneath the climate control panel is the storage box for smartphones with two easily accessible USB ports and optional inductive wireless charging and external aerial interface. Located on the centre console behind the gear knob in the all-wheel drive version is the intuitively operated multifunction switch for 4MOTION Active Control.
Active Info Display and infotainment. Volkswagen interface designers have systematically further developed the Active Info Display (11.7-inch display diagonal) and its high-quality graphics (133 dpi) and elevated the range of functions to a new level. The interplay between the Active Info Display and the selected infotainment system creates a new, digital and interactive cockpit. Standard equipment across all T-Roc versions includes the Composition Colour infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The next level up is the glass-encased 8.0-inch Composition Media system with CD player. The top system with an 8.0-inch display, Discover Media, also glass-encased, comes with a navigation module.
Fully connected. The Active Info Display and the infotainment system have been systematically customised for a maximum range of online services and apps via smartphone and Volkswagen Car-Net. The phone and media library have also been integrated optimally. Not only can these two functions be displayed and controlled via the infotainment system, but also via the Active Info Display. The 8.0-inch infotainment systems can be extended with App Connect (integrated MirrorLinkÒ, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ from Google). In addition, Volkswagen also offers the ‘Security & Service' service package in the new T-Roc which provides assistance in a wide variety of situations. Highlights include Emergency Call Service, Automatic Accident Notification and Breakdown Call. In conjunction with Discover Media, various online services can also be used via ‘Guide & Inform'. They include Online POI Search, Online Destination Import, Filling stations (location and price), News, Parking Spaces (location, availability and price), Weather and Online Traffic Information.