Volkswagen T-Roc SUV spotted in India, launch imminent
Volkswagen is gearing up to launch its subcompact SUV, the T-Roc, in India. In the latest development, a camouflaged test mule of the crossover was spotted near Pune, hinting at its imminent launch. Notably, the T-Roc is currently available in select international markets, and it is expected to arrive in the country via the completely-built unit (CBU) route. Here's our roundup.
Volkswagen T-Roc is based on the company's MQB platform and features an attractive sporty design with a blacked-out front grille and silver-colored skid plates. The car houses electronically adjustable ORVMs, all-LED headlamps with DRLs (they also double up as indicators), and LED taillights. Meanwhile, the India-specific model will reportedly have a higher ground clearance than the international variant.
Inside, the Volkswagen T-Roc features a five-seater blacked-out cabin with a panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control. The car houses a fully-digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment unit with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also offers driver and passenger airbags, front as well as rear parking sensors, and driver-assist features like lane assist, park assist, and pedestrian protection.
Internationally, the Volkswagen T-Roc is available in numerous engine options. However, the Indian model will reportedly be available with a 1.5-liter petrol engine which will come mated to 7-speed DSG transmission and churn out 150bhp of maximum power.
According to Autocar, the Volkswagen T-Roc will cost somewhere around Rs. 20 lakh in India. However, the official details will be revealed by the company during the launch event which is likely to happen "in the coming months." Once launched, the car will take on the likes of rivals such as Jeep Compass and Skoda Karoq.