Volkswagen India has confirmed that it will be launching the much-awaited Tiguan All Space on 6th March and T-Roc SUV on 18th March
The T-Roc had made its Indian debut at VW’s media night, just before the 2020 Auto Expo and now VW has disclosed the launch date of the mid-size SUV. VW will be bringing in the T-Roc as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) and it will go on sale from 18th March, 2020.
Volkswagen will be selling the T-Roc only with a petrol motor and there will be no diesel engine on offer. It will draw its power from a 1.5 litre BS 6 emission norms compliant TSI petrol motor. The engine will be able to dish out 148 bhp and 240 Nm of max torque, and will come mated to a 7-speed DSG unit as standard.
The T-Roc will be a feature packed product and will include multiple creature comfort features. These would include, Vienna leather upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, start/stop button, a panoramic sunroof, dual zone Climatronic AC and much more.
On the safety front, being a VW product, the T-Roc won’t disappoint. It will come with a host of safety features. These would include ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), ABS, reverse parking camera, park distance control and 6 air bags for safety of occupants. Upon launch, the T-Roc will be competing with the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tuscon. Pricing is expected to be around the INR 20 lakh mark.
Under its India 2.0 strategy, Volkswagen (along with Skoda) is committed to bring in multiple new products for the Indian market. The T-Roc is part of a long list of SUVs which VW intends to bring in to the country. Considering the segment, we don’t expect the T-Roc to be a big number churner for Volkswagen, however its other planned products like the Taigun certainly have the potential to turn things around for the German carmaker.
The Taigun will be a compact SUV which will be based upon the India-specific MQB AO-IN platform and will compete with the likes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Other upcoming SUV launch from VW happens to be the VW Tiguan All Space which is scheduled for a launch on 6th March, 2020. Tiguan All Space is a larger, 7 seater variant of the Tiguan which is currently on sale in India. It will rival the likes of Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, etc.