India Spec Volkswagen T-Roc – All You Need To Know!

Volkswagen T-Roc India Price / Engine Specifications / Exterior Design / Interior Design / Features / Safety Features / Competition Check

Volkswagen India launched the all-new T-Roc in India a couple of days ago. This is second SUV from the German carmaker this month after the Tiguan AllSpace. Volkswagen India is embarking on an SUV offensive strategy with the India 2.0 project and we can already see the project materialize into reality. The Volkswagen T-Roc is quite a niche offering in its segment and as such, is pretty good value for money as well. So let’s explore the T-Roc in a little more detail. Here’s everything you need to know about the Volkswagen T-Roc in India.

Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched in India for a price of Rs 19.99 lakh
Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched in India for a price of Rs 19.99 lakh

Volkswagen T-Roc Price

Volkswagen T-Roc
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 19.99 lakhs

Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched in India, at a price of Rs 19.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). T-Roc comes in a single fully-loaded variant since it is brought in our market through the CBU route. It is a fully imported SUV and that’s why the prices are comparatively higher. As per the government regulations, only 2,500 cars can be imported per year.

Next-gen Mahindra Scorpio Engine Specifications

Engine1.5L TSI Four-Cylinder Turbo-Petrol Engine
Power 150bhp
Torque 250 Nm
Transmission7-speed DSG Gearbox

Volkswagen is offering the T-Roc with just one petrol engine in India. They have already discontinued all their diesel engines in India and the T-Roc has no diesel engine in offer. It gets a 1.5 Litre turbo-petrol TSI engine that produces 150bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. In comparison to the Jeep Compass Petrol – which is the direct competitor for the T-Roc – the VW is slightly less powered as the Compass produces 161bhp from its 1.4L petrol engine.

The engine in the T-Roc comes mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox which is the only gearbox in option. Also, the 7-speed DSG gearbox has been discontinued from the Polo and Vento and India. Currently, the 7-speed DSG unit is only available on the T-Roc and the Tigaun Allspace. And that’s a great thing as thing is a really nice gearbox.

It is available in India only in one fully loaded trim.
It is available in India only in one fully loaded trim.

Exterior Design

The T-Roc is a very handsome looking car indeed. The car has a distinct SUV character and it will surely catch eyeballs on the road. The face has sleek LED headlamps with an imposing grille. Further down on the bumpers, there are rectangular LED elements which 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 tail gate 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 the 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.

T-Roc is built on the globally acclaimed and flexible MQB platform. It is around 4.29 metres long with a wheelbase of 2.6 metres.

Interior Design

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, its obviously much more premium than what we have seen in either the Polo or the Vento.

Volkswagen T-Roc India interiors
Volkswagen T-Roc India interiors

There’s an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard below which are the AC controls and three dials. The steering wheel is similar to what we have seen on the Polo GTs but the biggest highlight has to be the virtual cockpit instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The dashboard design is very simple but still very aesthetic and looks premium. There are also brushed metal inserts on the dashboard. Also, being available in a single trim, it comes fully loaded with all the bells and whistles.

Volkswagen T-Roc Features

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen (that is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible)
  • 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
  • ‘Vienna’ leather seats
  • Cruise Control

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Volkswagen T-Roc Safety Features

  • Six airbags
  • Rear parking camera
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Motor Slip Regulation (MSR)
  • Hill Hold And Assist Control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electronic Differential Locking System.
Volkswagen T-Roc as it was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.
Volkswagen T-Roc as it was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.

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Competiton Check

The most direct competitor that the Volkswagen T-Roc has in India is the petrol powered Jeep Compass which has price which ranges from Rs 15.50 lakh to Rs 21.92 lakh. The T-Roc will also compete with the upcoming Skoda Karoq when its launched in India. Apart from that, for its price, the T-Roc also rivals the likes of the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector.