VW T-Roc is sold with a single-engine option as the 1.5-litre TSI Evo BSVI engine delivers 150 PS and 240 Nm, paired with a seven-speed DCT
Volkswagen India has today expanded its SUV portfolio in the domestic market with the launch of the long-awaited T-Roc. The premium SUV competes against the likes of Jeep Compass, MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson and others and it follows the local premiere of the Tiguan Allspace seven-seater – the long-wheelbase variant of the standard Tiguan.
Priced rather competitively at Rs. 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India introductory), the Volkswagen T-Roc was first displayed at the 2020 Auto Expo last month and is part of the India 2.0 strategy that will really come alive when the heavily localised Taigun mid-size SUV enters showrooms with high local content.
Bookings for the T-Roc are already underway and it is offered in a fully-loaded single trim with a single engine and gearbox combination. The T-Roc measures 4,234 mm in length, 1,819 mm in width and 1,573 mm in height, and it has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm. It is brought into the country via CBU (Completely Built-Up) route from Spain.
The equipment list of the Volkswagen T-Roc comprises of an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, two-tone stylish alloy wheels, Vienna leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, an all-digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control system and panoramic sunroof.
The German auto major will sell the T-Roc in limited numbers at least initially. And if the demand continues to grow, it could be locally assembled. In the global markets, the T-Roc can be had in multiple engine choices but India sticks with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder Evo TSI turbo petrol engine, which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 150 PS and 240 Nm of peak torque.
It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox only and no four-wheel-drive system is being provided due to cost reasons. Besides the interior having colour-coded trims, the T-Roc comes equipped with a range of comfort, convenience and safety features including six airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control and much more.