VW showcased the R-Line variant of the T-Roc at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2020. However, a base-variant of the upcoming was recently spotted on test.
Volkswagen T-Roc was recently showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car was showcased in its range-topping R-Line trim, which was equipped with 19-inch Suzuka alloy wheels, and R-Line spec bumpers and side skirts. Recently, the car was spotted in its base trim, which looks a little different from the T-Roc listed on VW’s website. What this suggests is that VW will offer T-Roc in more than one trim options. The base-spec variant listed on the carmaker’s website sits on 17-inch Mayfield alloy wheels and grey cladding. However, the car spotted on test sits on different alloys wheels and black cladding.
VW is testing a lower-spec variant of the T-Roc in India.
The T-Roc will be a feature-loaded car. It will come loaded to the brim with features such as Vienna leather seats, panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps with DRL, reverse parking camera, keyless entry and go with push-button start-stop system, Climatronic automatic climate control, six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, and electronic stability control.
VW offers 2 different infotainment units internationally, while the Indian version of the car will only be offered with a glass-encased 8.0-inch Composition Media system with a CD player and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The higher-spec Discover Media system will not be offered on the India-spec car. Also, the 11.7-inch Active Info Display for the instrument cluster will not be offered on the T-Roc in India.
To continue the story of omissions in comparison to the international version of the T-Roc, VW will sell the car with a 1.5L TSI-Evo engine only. The 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor will churn out a peak power output of 150 PS and 250 Nm of max. torque. The engine will come mated to a 7-speed DSG only as VW will not offer the option of a stick-shift gearbox. The India-spec T-Roc will also miss out on the 4MOTION AWD system.
The test mule suggests that VW will offer more than one variant of the T-Roc in India.
These power figures would, however, be more than sufficient enough to propel a crossover, which measures 4234 mm in length, 1818 mm in width, and 1572 mm in height. The T-Roc is compact in size but will offer a boot space of 1290 litres with second-row folded flat, however, with all the seats up in place, the cargo volume is measured at just 445 litres.
Once launched, the T-Roc will compete with the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and upcoming Skoda Karoq. It is expected to be launched at a price tag of Rs. 20.00 lakh, as it will make its way to India via CBU route.