The standard touchscreen infotainment system is the same 8.0in unit that you find in the Golf, but it’s been shifted to the top of the dashboard in the T-Roc, so you can still keep half an eye on the road when operating it.
This is just as well, because VW has done away with physical shortcut buttons, instead using touch-sensitive panels that look smart but require you to study them to make sure you're pressing the one you want. You simply can’t feel your way around the controls.
Otherwise, though, the system is great to use, responding quickly to prods and with menus that are structured in a way that makes them easy to navigate. What's more, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring comes as standard on all but entry-level S trim, where it's a reasonably priced option.
However, be aware that sat-nav is a very expensive option on all but range-toppong SEL trim. You also have to pay extra for wireless phone charging on all trims, whereas some rival small SUVs have this as standard.