Volkswagen to launch the T-Roc in India on March 18
Volkswagen has confirmed that the T-Roc will launch in India on March 18. First showcased at Auto Expo 2020, Volkswagen said the T-Roc will be a premium offering from the brand and will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. The T-Roc is based on VW’s MQB platform and we will get the same car that is sold in Europe. The T-Roc will be brought to India as a CBU.
The Volkswagen T-Roc will launch in India after the official launch of the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace and will be available in a single variant with a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. It produces 148bhp and 250Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. There will be no manual transmission available with the T-Roc. The T-Roc will come with full-LED headlamps with DRL and taillamps, six airbags, dual-tone alloy wheels, a digital instrument cluster with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control system with a panoramic sunroof along with front and rear parking sensors which includes ABS with EBD and a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard features.
Overall, when looked at from the outside, the T-Roc has a clean design with tight lines very typical of Volkswagen. The wide radiator grille with integrated headlamps emphasizes the car and gives it a fresh look, while the sloping roof looks very cool. Coming to the interiors, the T-Roc gets familiar controls (similar to the Tiguan) with high-quality materials with an uncomplicated design. The inlays in the dash and the seats the paint scheme on the outside, adding to the funk.
Volkswagen dealerships are currently accepting bookings for the T-Roc with a token amount of Rs 25,000. Prices will be announced at the official launch on March 18. Since it is a CBU, and based on the European-spec MQB platform, we estimate it to be more expensive than other cars of its size at around Rs 22 lakh.