ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd, a company that has been aligned with the single purpose of resurrecting operations in our country, will launch its first product soon. The first car is from Volkswagen, the company’s first significant launch in quite sometime. As both these companies are headed towards a SUV future, needless to say, the car is going to be a jacked up version. The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV will be launched in India on March 18, 2020. The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV was showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2020. It is being said that the SUV will be imported in limited numbers, adhering to the revised homologation rules, to gauge interest. If the numbers justify it, the SUV will see production too.
Bookings are on at the moment for Rs 10,000 at all Volkswagen showrooms in India.
Interesting! What does the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV offer?
The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV is a shade under 4.3 metres in length. With these dimensions, it is headed straight for the revised Hyundai Tucson as well as the Jeep Compass’ jugular. There are the all-LED headlights, LED tail lamps, 18-inch alloys and more. At the same time, the Volkswagen T-Roc will also be available in a lone trim – fully-loaded. This one will have dual zone climate control, digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There will also be the Vienna-leather upholstery as well as the sunroof on offer. It is likely that the front seats too will powered while there will be rear AC vents as well. The boot will be powered.
Under the hood, there will be a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine will produce 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. This new (for India) engine will be also used in the Skoda Karoq, the T-Roc’s rival, that’s coming at a later stage. There is a 7-speed DSG that will be paired with this engine. There is no diesel as the group is moving away from the dirty fuel. A CNG is being plotted but that is sometime away.
The Volkswagen T-Roc price in India will start from Rs 18 lakh and at this point, it could be a tough sell for VW. The Tiguan itself didnt go great numbers in spite of being an excellent vehicle.