Volkswagen T-Roc Premium Compact SUV India Launch This Year
Published: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 0:00 AM | By Maxabout News Team | 289 Views
Volkswagen T-Roc SUV was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 and now the brand is all set to launch it in the Indian market by the second half of this year. The compact SUV is based on the MQB platform and it will be the second SUV in the Volkswagen portfolio to be launched in India after the Tiguan. The SUV will be available in the Indian market as CBU though, will be positioned under the VW Tiguan in terms of the price range. Volkswagen will be importing the T-Roc as per the central govt’s regulations of shipping only 2500 units per year. The VW T-Roc will allow the brand to compete in the market with the likes of Hyundai Creta in the premium compact SUV segment though the price segment can also make it compete with the likes of mid-size SUVs like Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV 500. The Volkswagen T-Roc is available in the global market in 5 different variants while there haven’t been any details shared for their availability in India as of yet. It is expected that the compact SUV will be offered in the Indian market in two powertrains: a 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. They are likely to feature a 6-speed manual transmission though, a 7-speed automatic DSG will also be available as an option. The Volkswagen T-Roc is available in the International market with an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, a sound system by Beats audio, cruise control, parking camera, city emergency braking, and a lot of comfort and safety features. If the SUV bags a good response in the Indian market, the brand might also initiate local production for the same. When launched in India, the Volkswagen T-Roc is expected to get a starting ex-showroom price tag of INR 16 lakhs while the price tag may go as high as INR 19 lakhs for the top spec variant.