Volkswagen India may Launch T-ROC instead of Taigun

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We reported in detail when the Volkswagen T-ROC concept was unveiled at the  Geneva Motor Show last month. Now, according to a new report, the German car maker is likely to bring MQB-based T-ROC instead of the Taigun to India.

Volkswagen showcased the Taigun at the 2014 Auto Expo in February. Reports suggested that Volkswagen will be launching the Taigun to rival the likes of the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and the Nissan Terrano.

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According to fresher reports, Volkswagen is considering shifting their Indian production facilities over to the new MQB platform. The Taigun rides on the PQ25 platform which also underpins the Vento sedan and Polo hatchback.

Speaking about the T-ROC, Volkswagen says, “the T-ROC combines the agility of an all-wheel-drive SUV with the airiness of a convertible, thanks to its roof design. 

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Powering the Volkswagen T-ROC concept is a 2.0-liter TDI diesel motor which churns out 182 PS of max power. Power is sent to all the four wheels via a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox). The T-ROC is equipped with three different driving modes: ‘Street’, ‘Off-road’ and ‘Snow’. The parameters of the 4Motion drive train, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control vary depending on the mode selected.

Speaking about the dimensions, the T-ROC concept measures 4,179 mm in length and 1,831 mm in width, making it around 200 mm shorter than the Tiguan, and around 300 mm longer than the Taigun concept. At 1,501 mm tall it sits around 200 mm lower than the Tiguan. The middle section of T-ROC’s roof is made up of a carbon composite and can be removed in two halves.

Source : Overdrive

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