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Volkswagen T-Roc revealed in India with details at Auto Expo 2020

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volkswagen unveiled a new product for India, the Volkswagen T-Roc, that is expected to be launched around the April of 2020. The T-Roc will be positioned somewhere between the Taigun and the Tiguan in the brand’s SUV line-up and the Volkswagen T-Roc is likely to be brought to the Indian soil via the CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) route. 

The exterior of the India-spec T-Roc will feature a hexagonal 2 slated grille with chrome elements, integrated LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, bumper-mounted fog lamps, splitter style air dam, and typical Volkswagen style cuts and crease line on the bonnet. On the profile, the T-Roc gets black plastic cladded rounded wheel arches, 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, body-coloured door cladding, piano black Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs), piano black coupe-styled roof, dark grey roof rails, shark-fin antenna, body-coloured C-pillar and coming to the rear, the coupe styled back gets a large Volkswagen logo which doubles as the boot lid handle, wrap-around LED taillights and T-Roc branding in chrome on the boot.

On the inside, the Volkswagen T-Roc comes with a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system, analogue tachometer and speedometer with a digital multi-information display in between. The air-conditioning controls are rotary type and the T-Roc gets trapezoidal-shaped air vents with air vents in the second row. The T-Roc also comes with a panoramic sunroof and features like 6 airbags, ABS (Antilock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and other standard safety features.

In the engine department, the Volkswagen T-Roc is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol that develops 150 PS of power and 340 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. 

The Volkswagen T-Roc will be based on the MQB “Modularer Querbaukasten” (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform which shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A3. The Volkswagen T-Roc will rival the Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass in the Indian market. The pricing on the T-Roc is expected to be around the INR 23 lakh mark and dealers have already started to accept bookings on the Volkswagen T-Roc at the price of INR 25,000.