Volkswagen has now launched its second SUV this month, the T-Roc. It will only come in a single variant which is fully loaded with features.
Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched in India, at a price of Rs 19.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It is actually a compact SUV battling in the mid-size SUV segment. The unofficial bookings for T-Roc commenced a couple of weeks ago and reports suggest that the figures have already crossed 300.
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.
Under the hood, you get a 1.5 Litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol TSI engine. Since the VW group has decided to cut down on diesel engines, none of its upcoming cars would get. T-Roc further produces 153 PS and 240 Nm of peak torque, paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Volkswagen T-Roc is expected to offer a mileage of 15 kmpl on paper, which in real-world, could come down to 10-11 kmpl. The top speed of the SUV is rated at up to 205 km/hr. Further, it can sprint from 0-100 km/hr in just 8.4 seconds flat.
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. Based on its dimensions, it is actually a compact SUV and should be a prime competitor for SUVs like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Features onboard the T-Roc include LED headlamps, panoramic sunroof, virtual cockpit with a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Cruise Control and Vienna Leather Seats.
It gets many premium safety features like six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Motor Slip Regulation (MSR), Hill Hold And Assist Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Electronic Differential Locking System.
T-Roc comes in six colour options to choose from including five dual-tone options with black roof as standard. The dual-tone shades Curcuma Yellow, Pure White, Ravenna Blue, Energetic Orange, and Indium Grey. Last option is a single tone Deep Black Pearl.
With its price range, the T-Roc find itself rivalling against the likes of MG Hector, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and Hyundai Tucson. All these SUVs are comparatively a lot bigger than T-Roc. Since it only gets a petrol engine, the rest of them get a diesel engine too. This might be a challenging quest for VW but we will see what unfolds in the coming months.
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