- The Volkswagen T-Roc is an SUV in the VW range.
- It is smaller than the Tiguan.
- It will go on sale in the Indian market soon.
- It will be launched with a petrol engine first.
Volkswagen’s T-Roc SUV has been spied testing in India. This SUV is a smaller one than the Tiguan, and will thus slot it in below it, in the Indian market. It is expected to take the CBU route and will be priced approximately around the Rs 20 lakh mark when it is put on sale. It is scheduled to be launched in the next few months.
The T-Roc styling follows the VW school of thought, but there are a few different touches to it. For one, it does not follow the current trend of mounting headlamps low down on the front, choosing to keep it more conventional. The LED DRLs are mounted lower down, and double up as indicators – they flash orange when the indicator is turned on.
A new trapezoidal grille is sported by the T-Roc, but unlike other grilles of the same shape, it isn’t aggressive and in your face but is more laid back.
The front and rear bumpers have faux skid plates, there are subtle touches of chrome on the bodywork, and the design is a two-tone one, with blacked-out mirrors and A-pillars leading to a black roof and rear wing. LED tail lamps with light guides complete the premium look at the rear.
The Volkswagen T-Roc interior will get all the features expected in the segment, such as a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted controls, leather upholstery, at least six airbags, etc.
The ground clearance is expected to increase for India since the European model gets 130mm of clearance – our sedans and hatchbacks frequently get more clearance than this – and it is expected to derive power from a 1.5-liter TSI engine that generates 150 bhp. A seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox will help it feed the power to the front wheels.
Source - Autocar