VW T-Roc SUV makes global debut – India launch hinted

The new Volkswagen T-Roc will be first launched in Europe, by November this year. Prices start from €20,000 (INR 15.3 lakh).

The production-ready variant of the much awaited VW T-Roc SUV has been officially unveiled. This compact crossover, which is designed to slot below the Tiguan in the global market, will be on sale from November when prices could commence from around €20,000 (US$23593 / INR 15,11,655).

Positioned on an MQBB platform, the new VW T-Roc exteriors are sporty and aggressive. It will be dominated by a 3D radiator grille with honeycomb design, distinctive LED headlamps, massive air intakes and fog lamps on its front bumper with integrated LED turn indicators.

Massive wheel arches, distinctive plastic body cladding and a host of chrome accents seen throughout its exterior makeup will add to a more premium appeal. The compact crossover will be finished in a two tone color scheme with contrasting roof, A Pillars and ORVMs.

Interiors will see plenty of space and extended shoulder and leg room. It gets a digital instrument cluster, Composition Color infotainment system and a three spoke steering wheel. Sports seats, an 11.3” active info display and a floating dashboard will also be a part of its interior makeup.

The 8.0” touchscreen infotainment system will be compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The boot space stands at 1,290 liters making it sufficient to hold ample luggage. In terms of safety, the VW T-Roc will receive automatic post collision braking, city emergency braking, lane assist and front assist with pedestrian monitoring system. Optional safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist and Traffic Jam Assist.

The VW T-Roc will receive three petrol engines and three diesel engines each of which will be mated to manual or 7 speed DSG transmission options. Front wheel drive will be offered as standard with all wheel drive as an option.

It is expected to be launched in India as well. At the global unveiling event, VW hinted at India launch when they said that the demand for such SUVs is rise in India and Brazil. Though nothing has been officially announced, if launched in India, it could rival the likes of Jeep Compass.