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Volkswagen T-Roc SUV launched in India at INR 19.99 lakh

Written by Nizam Shaikh

In a digital media event, Volkswagen has launched the much-awaited T-Roc SUV in the Indian market for an introductory price of INR 19.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV is built on the MQB ‘Modularer Querbaukasten’ (Modular Transverse Matrix) vehicle architecture and measures 4342mm in length, 1819mm in width, 1573mm in height with a wheelbase of 2590mm. 

In terms of its styling, the Volkswagen T-Roc features a progressive front fascia with a chrome-accented grille, dual-beam projector LED headlamps, irregular polygonal LED daytime running lights on the bumper with black inserts, fog lights mounted on the lower part of the bumper flanking the wide air dam and a raised bonnet with muscular character lines. When viewed from the profile, the T-Roc features flared wheel arches with black claddings, rock guards on the lower parts of the doors, double character line on the shoulder, body-coloured C-pillar, chrome window sills, blacked-out coupe styled roof, roof rails in a silver finish and 17-inch diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels. On the rear, the Volkswagen T-Roc comes with a combination LED tail lamp with integrated rear fog lights, high-mounted stoplights, integrated spoiler and chrome inserts on the lower part of the bumper. 

On the interiors, the Volkswagen T-roc features a 26.03 cm fully digital active driver’s information display, control mounted multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters, a 20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, contoured and ergonomic seats with Vienna Leather upholstery, leather gear knob, dual-zone climate control, heat-insulating windshield and green heat-insulating side and rear windows, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable ORVMs, heated front seats, etc. 

The Volkswagen T-Roc is powered by a BS6 emission compliant 1.5-litre TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) EVO petrol engine with ACT (Active Cylinder Technology) which can sense the driving style and can deactivate upto two engine cylinders within 13 to 36 milliseconds so that the driver does not feel any loss in power. The cylinder deactivation system makes the SUV more efficient by consuming less fuel at the lower RPM range without having to compromise on performance. The 1498cc four-cylinder TSI EVO engine produces 150 ps of power and 250 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

In terms of safety, the T-Roc comes with a plethora of active and passive safety features such as driver and passenger airbags, curtain airbags, side airbags, 3-point seatbelts on all seating positions, front and rear disc brakes, electromechanical parking brakes, auto-hold function electronic stability control, driver steering recommendation, anti-skid regulation, safety optimised front head restraints, dynamic headlamp range adjustment, rain sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, a rearview camera, ISOFIX child seat anchorage system etc.

Volkswagen unveiled the T-Roc at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi last month and comes to the Indian soil via the CBU route.