Deliveries of the VW T-Roc will commence in India by the second week of April, while the ex-showroom price of the Kia Seltos-rival will be a shade under Rs 20 lakh.
Volkswagen had showcased their upcoming SUV portfolio at the Auto Expo 2020, among which we had some brilliant upcoming cars like VW Tiguan AllSpace, Taigun, and the T-Roc. Dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the VW T-Roc, and the deliveries of the SUV will begin by mid-April this year.
Bookings for the 2020 VW T-Roc have opened in India
According to our sources, the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc can be booked for a token amount of Rs. 25,000. Display units will be available on showroom floors by the middle of March. The ex-showroom price will be between Rs. 19 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh, and the on-road price in New-Delhi will be roughly Rs. 23 lakh.
The dimensions of the T-Roc are quite compact, but it won’t be a sub-4-metre SUV. It has a length of 4,234 mm, a width of 1,819 mm, and a height of 1,573 mm. The wheelbase of the vehicle is 2,590 mm long, leaving plenty of room between the two wheels for the cabin. There will only be a single trim on offer, with a single option of engine and transmission combo available. The new model will offer some premium features, including LED headlamps with DRLs, panoramic sunroof, passive keyless entry, engine start-stop button, two-zone automatic climate control system, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Vienna leather seats. The safety kit on offer will include a reverse parking camera, Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and more.
The T-Roc will occupy the premium end of the compact SUV segment
The T-Roc will be powered by a 1.5-litre inline-4 turbocharged petrol engine which develops 150 PS and 240 Nm of maximum power output and peak torque respectively. It will be paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The lack of options will help Volkswagen keep operations and logistics simple, although it will also mean that the customers have fewer choices from which to pick. The main rivals of the T-Roc will include the top-end variants of the next-gen Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Tata Harrier, although the premium price tag of this VW SUV will ensure that it’s never in direct competition with any of the above vehicles.