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Volkswagen T-Roc & Tiguan Allspace coming to India via CKD route?

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

According to a media report, German carmaker Volkswagen is evaluating plans to bring the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Tiguan Allspace SUV in the Indian market as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit which will be then assembled at the Volkswagen India plant. Both the T-Roc and the Tiguan Allspace are brought to the Indian soil via the CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) route under the homologation free for up to 2500 cars rule.

Depending on the demand, Volkswagen is likely to decide on bringing the models via the CKD route in the near future, as 50% of the T-Roc has already been sold. The brand could also locally make the Volkswagen T-Roc at their Aurangabad production facility where Volkswagen is likely to begin production on the Volkswagen Taigun but that is highly unlikely and it is being speculated that the T-Roc will be imported in bits & parts (CKD) to be locally assembled in India. 

The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) four-cylinder petrol motor that produces 190 ps of power and 320 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox and 4Motion all-wheel drive. The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the 7-seater version of the standard Tiguan and the larger SUV has an additional 110mm of wheelbase which enables the SUV to have a 3rd row with two extra seats and also adds leg space in the second row. 

The Volkswagen T-Roc 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. The T-Roc is powered by a BS6 emission compliant 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine that produces 150 ps of power and 250 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The engine features Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) which according to the driving style deactivates up to two engine cylinders. 

Volkswagen launched the Tiguan Allspace SUV and the T-Roc SUV last month in the Indian market. The Tiguan Allspace is priced at INR 33.12 lakh ex-showroom while the Volkswagen T-Roc is priced at INR 19.99 lakh ex-showroom.