Volkswagen T-Roc was launched last year at the price of Rs 19.99 lakh. Being an imported model, the T-Roc is only available in a limited number. It is recently revealed that the second batch of this SUV is now sold out in India.
Volkswagen T-Roc was launched last year at the price of Rs 19.99 lakh. In our market, the new SUV from Volkswagen is offered as an import model. As per the government’s regulation, each foreign car manufacturer is entitled to 2,500 import units per year without homologation. Volkswagen T-Roc was imported to India shore under this rule. Even though the imported SUV is considered expensive for a car of its class, the first batch of the T-Roc had quickly sold out by September 2020. This year, Volkswagen will continue to bring 2,500 units of both T-Roc and Tiguan AllSpace to our market.
It is expected that the new batch of T-Roc will arrive in our market in the second quarter of 2021. According to the latest report, Volkswagen has sold all the T-Roc units of the second batch even before they embark on our shores. Sharing about Volkswagen’s plan for the year, Ashish Gupta, Brand Head, Volkswagen India, said:
"Q1 will be about further democratising out TSI range - the Polo and Vento, you'll see a lot of action there and second quarter itself we bring back the T-Roc and the Tiguan All-Space or rather continue with the T-Roc and the All-Space with the second batch coming to India. For the T-Roc especially we already have our orders full for the second batch as well.”
He also revealed that Volkswagen has received 2,000 bookings for the Volkswagen T-Roc and 950 units were delivered to customers. With the second batch coming, the German car brand will be committed to those in the waiting list.In our market, the Volkswagen T-Roc is available in one variant only. The SUV draws power from a 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine that generates 147 BHP and 250 Nm. This motor is mated to a 7-speed DSC automatic gearbox. The powertrain setting allows the T-Roc to sprint from zero to 100 kmph in 8.4 seconds.
The SUV can reach a top speed of 205 kmph. Unlike the Taigun SUV which is built on the locally-developed MQB-AO-IN, Volkswagen T-Roc is underpinned by the MQB-AO. Volkswagen T-Roc is positioned in the same segment with the MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Skoda Karoq and Tata Safari.