As we are all aware, Volkswagen has been trying hard to change its fortunes in India this year. Having already planned a bunch of new products for India, it is preparing to increase its foothold on the Indian automobile market. The product that has been making headlines recently is the Creta-rival, Taigun. Based on the MQB A0 IN platform, the mid-size SUV will take on the likes of Creta and Seltos. Aiming at high levels of localization, the prices of the Taigun are expected to be very competitive. On the other hand, the T-Roc, which was imported under the CBU route into India has been sold out in just six months. The popularity has led to VW deciding to bring the second batch of T-Roc to India and start selling it again. The new T-Roc will be priced a bit higher than the last time at Rs 21.35 lakh and the deliveries might commence in April 2021. Let us take a look at what to expect from the new T-Roc.
2021 VW T-Roc – Exterior and Interior
The front of the T-Roc hosts a sleek LED headlamp unit with an imposing grille. Further down on the bumpers, there are rectangular LED elements that give the T-Roc its distinctive look. The side profile is characterized by sharp lines and the large wheels really help the look of the car. At the rear, the tailgate looks simple with sleek LED tail lamps and there is no unnecessary fuss with connecting LED bars or the likes. The rear bumpers are quite chunky and the black body cladding all around really helps with the SUV look as well. Its broad shoulders, large wheel arches, sloping rear windscreen and black contrast roof also help it stand out from the crop of other SUVs in the market. VW offers five dual-tone colour options – Curcuma Yellow, Energetic Orange, Indium Grey, Ravenna Blue and Pure White, all with a black roof. The T-Roc is also available in a Deep Black Pearl exterior finish.
The interiors of the T-Roc are typically Volkswagen. The cabin gets an all-black theme and the overall layout of the dashboard is pretty similar to what we have already seen on the Polo and Vento. However, it’s obviously much more premium than what we have seen in either the Polo or the Vento.
2021 VW T-Roc – Features, Safety and Engine
The feature list is very extensive on the T-Roc with functions like an 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Full-LED headlamps and tail-lamps, Dual-tone alloy wheels, Front and rear parking sensors, Digital instrument cluster, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Panoramic Sunroof, Cruise Control, ‘Vienna’ leather seats. and much more. The safety features include 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD and ESC, Rear parking camera, Hill Hold And Assist Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
The engine on offer is the legendary 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol with Cylinder Deactivation Technology for improved fuel efficiency. This means that when cruising on the highway, two out of four cylinders will be shut down to aid mileage. This engine is good for 150PS and 250Nm and comes mated to the 7-DSG (DCT) units for smooth and quick gearshifts. This engine-gearbox combination allows the T-Roc a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 8.4 seconds. The rivals of the T-Roc include the updated 2021 Jeep Compass and Skoda Karoq.