The standard touchscreen infotainment system is the same 8.0in unit that you find in the Golf (a 9.2in unit is an option), but it’s been shifted to the top of the dash in the T-Roc, so you can still keep half an eye on the road when operating it.
This is just as well, because Volkswagen has done away with the physical shortcut buttons that used to flank the screen, replacing them with touch-sensitive panels that look smart but require you to look away from the road. You simply can’t feel your way around the controls.
Otherwise, the system is great to use, with very good response times and menus that are structured in a way that makes them easy to navigate and memorise.
Specify the optional Active Info Display and it moves things onto another level, because this replaces the conventional instruments with a high-resolution screen that can present a vast amount of information very clearly. It can even show you a full-width sat-nav map.