Volkswagen T-Roc To Launch In India This Year, T-Cross In The Pipeline

by Harish Kumar | 12/04/2019
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The Jeep Compass-rivalling Volkswagen T-Roc is all set to enter India by the end of 2019 followed by the T-Cross model in the pipeline no later than 2021.

The Volkswagen Group is all set to bring on not only one but two brand new light and small-sized SUVs that will be slotted lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan in India. While one of these will be launched in 2019 the other will come in 2021. The VW T-Roc will be launched first and will be accompanied by the T-Cross SUV two years later.

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Volkswagen is gearing up to launch the T-Roc in India this year and the T-Cross in 2021.

The new car import policy of the Government that allows manufacturers to annually import as many as 2500 vehicles without homologation should really favour the Volkswagen Group. So all Volkswagen has to do now is practically bring a right-hand-drive version of T-Roc to India without caring about homologation. 

Reports suggested that the India-spec T-Roc SUV will be available in petrol-spec version only. This comes just months after the auto major revealed its plan to shift its focus from oil burners to petrol-fueled engines. Currently, the VW T-Roc has been on sale in Europe with three gasoline burners aimed to attract the petrolheads. The engines option include- 1.0-litre motor that produces 113 bhp/ 200 Nm, 1.5-litre mill that produces 148 bhp/ 250 Nm, and 2.0-litre engine that offers 187 bhp/320 Nm. The India-spec SUV will be available with one of theseturbocharged petrol motors.

2018 volkswagen t roc blue front angle

The all-new VW T-Roc will be offered in India in petrol guise only.

The VW T-Roc will go on sale in the country in the Rs 17-20 Lakh price bracket. At this price point, it might seem like a pricey model in the SUV segment, especially when taking its small size into account. Once launched, the VW T-Roc will be pitted against the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass, which are currently positioned at Rs 15.45 Lakh and Rs 18.74 Lakh (Ex-showroom), respectively.

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Volkswagen is also toying with the idea of launching another model named T-Cross, which will be slotted beneath the Tiguan in India. Though it’s two years away from us, there’s an indication that the SUV will be built on MQB A0 platform and priced well between the fast-selling Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta.

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