Following on its aggressive plans for the Indian market, German automaker Volkswagen will be showcasing four of its SUVs at 2020 Auto Expo. The SUV segment is one of the fastest growing in Indian automotive space and Volkswagen is keep to cut its share in the pie.
The company’s existing market share is just a little over one percent, which presents significant potential for future growth. Volkswagen is hopeful that its new offerings will help it to gain a stronger foothold in the country.
One of the Volkswagen SUVs to be showcased at 2020 Auto Expo is T-Roc, which is already undergoing road tests in India. A mid-sized SUV, T-Roc will be the most affordable SUV in India at the time of launch. It features an aggressive, bold design and comes with BS-VI compliant 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG dual clutch autobox. While internationals-spec T-Roc offers a diesel variant, the same will not be available in India. T-Roc will take on rivals such as MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass.
Next is I.D. Crozz concept electric SUV, which was first showcased at 2017 Shanghai motor show. I.D. Crozz is based on Volkswagen’s MED platform, which has been specifically designed for electric vehicles. The crossover utilizes an 83kWh lithium-ion battery that powers both the front and rear wheels through separate motors. The front motor generates 102 hp / 140 Nm while the rear churns out 204 hp / 310 Nm. Effective combined power output is 306 hp / 450 Nm. I.D. Crozz is sure to get rid of your range anxiety, as it can travel more than 500 km on a single charge. Top speed is expected to be around 180 kmph.
The third car is T-Cross compact SUV, which is based on MQB platform. T-Cross takes design cues from T-Roc and some of its key features include LED headlamps with DRLs, flared wheel arches, large wheels and edgy tail lamps. Globally, T-Cross is offered with two petrol and one diesel engine options. It is not yet certain if multiple engine options will be offered in the Indian market. Volkswagen T-Cross will take on rivals such as Hyundai Creta.
Volkswagen will also be showcasing Tiguan AllSpace at 2020 Auto Expo. A 7-seater variant of standard Tiguan, the new SUV is bigger and longer. However, overall design and styling is quite similar to existing Tiguan. The SUV is expected to be powered by a 2.0 litre, BS-VI compliant petrol engine that generates 190 bhp power and 320 Nm torque. Engine is mated to a 7 speed DSG unit. Tiguan AllSpace 7 seater will take on rivals such as Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq, Mahindra Alturas G4, Honda CR-V and Isuzu MU-X.