Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • The same cabin as the T-Roc SUV
  • Standard 8.0-inch screen
  • Optional Active Info Display

The proximity of the windscreen to your forehead aside, there's little to distinguish the front interior layout of the Cabriolet from the standard car. And that's a good thing, because it's a clean an uncluttered cabin with easy to use controls.

There are only two trim levels so you get the 8.0-inch touchscreen as standard, with the option to upgrade the analogue dials to the 10.25-inch Active Info Display.

2020 VW T-Roc interior

Whether you pick Design or R-Line though, both get comfortable, well-bolstered seating, first class ergonomics, the usual pleasing and largely intuitive VW infotainment, and the occasional slab of hard plastic which is hardly worth a gripe because no one except a mooning Bart Simpson and the odd damp cloth will ever touch it.

Comfort

  • Reasonably comfort levels in the back
  • Fidgety ride due to lack of roof
  • Windy for passengers with the windows down

The lid stows neatly, and flush, aft; none of the Harrier jump jet take off-assist ski-ramp of Beetle fame on display here. There is an optional wind deflector you can fiddle into place if you're occupying only the front seats, but four-up, it's best to keep the windows raised if you plan on travelling at any speed at all, especially for the sake of those in the back, who really do feel over-exposed to the wind as velocities rise.

2020 VW T-Roc back seats

Moreover, the shudder and shimmy of the bodyshell gently but constantly in evidence with the roof snugly in place is somewhat amplified by its removal, and you'll struggle to find a stretch of UK road where the car's constant fidgeting isn't a given. And that's why the stiffer R-Line trim level we drove isn't such a good idea.