Volkswagen T-Roc Set To Arrive In India This Year - Report

German automotive giant Volkswagen unveiled the T-Roc SUV in Europe last year. According to a new report by NDTV Auto, Volkswagen will bring the T-Roc SUV to India in 2019 under the new vehicle import norms which allow automakers to bring in 2500 vehicles homologated abroad into the country every year.

Volkswagen T-Roc Set To Arrive In India This Year

According to NDTV Auto, after lengthy delibration, Volkswagen decided to import the T-Roc SUV into the country to give its Indian arm a much needed new model for 2019. The publication claims that the new Volkswagen T-Roc will compete in the SUV segment between the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass, a section of the Indian SUV market that currently only plays host to the Tata Harrier SUV.

The publication also claims that Volkswagen T-Roc will only be offered in India in petrol guise. This rings true as the automotive giant is said to be ditching its diesel engines for a more petrol focused (and eventually electric) future in India.

Volkswagen currently offers the T-Roc SUV with three petrol engine in Europe. These engines are a turbocharged 1.0-litre 3-cylinder and two inline four turbos that displace either 1.5 and 2.0-litres. It is the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that is expected to arrive in India. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine kicks out 187bhp at 5,000rpm and 320Nm of peak torque at 1,500rpm. The engine is only offered with a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox. This top-spec T-Roc sprints from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 216km/h.

The Volkswagen T-Roc is 4,229mm long, 1,831mm wide and 1,501mm tall. The wheelbase of the SUV is 2596mm long. This means that the T-Roc is more in line with the Hyundai Creta in terms of size.

However, the price of the SUV is expected to range between Rs 17-20 lakh, ex-showroom, which is why NDTV Auto claims that Volkswagen is going to bring the fully loaded version of T-Roc to India. The publication states that this is the reason the T-Roc will feature the top-spec engine and dual-clutch gearbox when it arrives in India.

The interiors are said to be feature packed as well with an Audi-style digital instrument display set to be seen along with another large display for the infotainment system and many other premium options.

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Article Published On: Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:20 [IST]
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