Volkswagen T-Roc To Rival Jeep Compass In India; Launch Later This Year

Volkswagen T-Roc R Teased 1

The Volkswagen T-Roc is expected to be launched in India later this year and it is going to be a rival for the Jeep Compass

Volkswagen is planning to introduce the much awaited T-Roc in India later this year. The T-Roc made its global debut couple of years ago and the compact crossover has been selling really well in European markets as the company is expanding the variant lineup of T-Cross with more model.

Some reports have indicated that Volkswagen is planning to lunch the model via CBU route as they are already working on a smaller model for the Indian market based on T-Roc and it is likely to be introduced by 2021. The company is taking advantage of the new import rule in which a manufacturer can import models without homologation.

But the government will only allow 2500 units to be imported each year this way and the company will introduce the top-spec model in India with all the bells and whistles, which is going to increase the price of T-Roc and it is expected to be a rival for the Jeep Compass. The company is not looking at outright volumes as it will be just for brand building.

Volkswagen T-Roc Compact SUV Launched Side Profile

The T-Roc is available with lots of engine option and in India is likely to be powered by 2.0 L diesel engine with 190 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to 7-speed automatic gearbox with a four-wheel drive system. The company might also introduce the 1.0 L TSI engine also.

The T-Roc is based on the MQB platform and it measures 4,234 mm long, 1,824 mm wide, 1572 mm height and 2,590 mm wheelbase. The exterior design theme of T-Roc is attractive as the front gets LED headlamps while the lower part of the bumper is also new with round shaped LED DRLs, which also functions as indicators.

Volkswagen T-Roc Compact SUV Launched

The rear gets LED tail lamps and the company offer dual tone colour options also. The interior design of T-Roc is similar to other VW models as the SUV gets fully digital instrument cluster and a new touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, wireless charging, 8-channel sound system by Beats and more.