After making a debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, the T-Roc officially becomes the second model in VW India's current SUV product portfolio.
Just days after launching the 7-seater Tiguan Allspace, Volkswagen has today launched the all-new T-Roc mid-size SUV in India, at an introductory price of ₹19.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The T-Roc sits just below the Tiguan Allspace in the product line-up and on this price point, it rivals the Jeep Compass, new Hyundai Tucson (launch soon) and the upcoming Skoda Karoq as well. This also gives us a good idea of how Skoda will price the Karoq in India.
Launched as a CBU (single variant), the T-Roc is built on VW's MQB platform. It's powered by a 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol motor (148bhp & 250Nm) that's paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. What's more, since VW has not upgraded its diesel engines to meet the BS-VI norms (yet), the TSI motor is the only option on offer with the T-Roc.
In terms of features, the T-Roc is kitted with a panoramic sunroof, all-LED lighting, 17-inch 'Mayfield' dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, a fully-digital instrument cluster (Active Information Display), paddle shifters, keyless entry, heated front seats, 'Vienna' leather upholstery, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and heat insulation glass.
The list of safety features and driving aids on the T-Roc is even longer, comprising of features like Hill-Start Assist, an electromechanical parking brake, engine start/stop with regenerative braking, six airbags, front & rear disc brakes, ABS with EBD, TPMS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) along with front & rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera.
There are six colour options to choose from - Kurkuma Yellow, Energetic Orange, Ravenna Blue, Indium Grey, Pure White, and Deep Black.