VW T-Roc is expected to be launched in the country by the month of April to take on the likes of top-end Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Jeep Compass and more
VW T-Roc was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo to show the Indian audience what's coming their way from the largest carmaker of the world. The new model will be slotted between the Tiguan and the Taigun and will go on to compete with the likes of top-end Kia Seltos, new Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, upcoming Skoda Karoq and more.
The VW T-Roc is going to make its way via CBU route, just like the Skoda Karoq. It is expected to be launched sometime around April, and VW has already started with the pre-bookings for the car. However, there’s not much that has been revealed by the VW about the car, but since the car is already on sale in some international market, we can let you know about how the car would feel. Here are two videos of the car, as international media fraternity has had the car reviewed on video.
The videos are from YouTube channel of Changing Lanes and Driver’s Seat. The videos explain how the T-Roc looks like, what’s the space on offer, and how the car is to drive. According to the video presenters, the T-Roc looks sporty with a trendy design theme. The T-Roc is a wide car and the width is quite prominent with a super-wide grille further accompanied by the stylish headlamps that merge into the grille.
The T-Roc is not designed as any traditional SUV, and thus, it isn’t boxy at all. With curves and beefed up arches, the T-Roc is an appealing SUV on the outside with a spacious cabin on the inside. The interior of the car is available in dual-tone as well as single-tone options. The interior can also be customized according to one’s personal preference. According to the videos, the interior is said to be spacious enough for 4 full-size adults, since the car does not have a flat-floor at the rear. There’s a transmission tunnel at the rear, which protrudes in the leg space.
Talking of the powertrain, the T-Roc gets a total of 4 engine options in the international market. Starting from the smallest of the lot, there’s a 1.0L turbo-petrol, 1.5L turbo-petrol, 1.6L turbo-diesel, and a 2.0L turbo-diesel. It also gets the option of AWD layout, which is only available with the 2.0L turbo-diesel engine.
In the Indian market, T-Roc will be propelled by a 1.5L turbo-petrol and the 1.6L turbo-diesel engine. To keep the costs in check the manufacturer will rule out the bigger diesel and smaller petrol engine options, given the taste of our Indian market. The AWD system and the DSG gearbox are also expected to be given a miss, even as an option.