Volkswagen has launched the new T-Roc, its second SUV in 2020, priced at Rs 19.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, pan-India). Imported as a CBU, the T-Roc sits under the Tiguan Allspace but will sit above the upcoming Taigun SUV that is due next year. As with the Tiguan Allspace, the T-Roc is being brought into India under the 2,500 cars import rule. Deliveries for the Volkswagen T-Roc will begin mid-April 2020.
Showcased at Auto Expo 2020 in February, the T-Roc looks distinctive with its broad shoulders, large wheel arches, sloping rear windscreen, and rectangular LED elements that sit below the headlamps. VW offers five dual-tone colour options - Curcuma Yellow, Energetic Orange, Indium Grey, Ravenna Blue and Pure White, all with a black roof. The T-Roc is also available in a Deep Black Pearl exterior finish.
The cabin is in line with other VW models with its fairly conventional dashboard design but uses coloured inserts to liven up the cabin. The 445-litre boot is more than adequate when compared to rivals.
Available in a single fully-loaded trim, Volkswagen has packed in a fair bit of equipment in the T-Roc. The kit includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen (that is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible), full-LED headlamps and tail-lamps, dual-tone alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof and ‘Vienna’ leather seats.
Standard safety kit comprises six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, a tyre pressure monitoring system and a parking camera.
The T-Roc is available with a single engine option – a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol TSI engine good for 150hp and 250Nm of torque. The unit comes with cylinder-deactivation tech and is paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox as standard.
The T-Roc will rival the Jeep Compass and upcoming Skoda Karoq in the Indian market.
2020 Volkswagen T-Roc image gallery
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