Volkswagen is betting big on its India 2.0 and the SUVW strategy in India 2021. Under the same, Volkswagen will launch the 2021 T-Roc in India. Bookings for the same have already commenced and you can book the T-Roc by paying a booking amount of INR 51,000. Furthermore, the 2021 T-Roc will retail for INR 21.35 lakhs ( ex-showroom ) which is a premium of INR 1.36 lakhs over the 2020 T-Roc. VW had allotted 1000 units of the T-Roc for India in 2020 and they were sold out. In 2021, VW took the CBU route to bring in the T-Roc.
As of now, under CBU, India allows foreign automakers to import and sell up to 2,500 units in our market every year without the need for homologation. The VW T-Roc will tread down the same path.
In terms of appearance, in typical VW fashion, the T-ROC takes the classy route with its big wheel arches and elegant lines rather than banking on flashy curves or creases. The fascia appears wide and upright thanks to a large central grille that meets the headlights in one single line under the bonnet. Headlights and taillights are lit by LEDs as standard and the T-ROC rides on 17″ ‘Mayfield’ Diamond-cut alloy wheels. In terms of fuel capacity, the tank can swallow 59 litres of petrol at one go.
Inside, the T-ROC comes with a panoramic sunroof, 2-zone AC, ‘Vienna’ leather seats, a touchscreen infotainment system with VW’s app connect, and an all-digital Activ Info display for instrumentation. With a 445-litre boot, the T-ROC offers ample luggage space and in terms of safety features, gets 6 airbags as standard with ABS, ESC, rear parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, all four disc brakes, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Powering the VW T-ROC is a 1.5-litre TSI engine that generates 150 Hp and 248 NMm of torque, mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. What’s interesting about this motor is that it comes equipped with VW’s ACT or cylinder deactivation tech which senses the driving pattern and accordingly activates or deactivates 2 cylinders out of 4, resulting in reduced fuel consumption. No diesel engine or manual transmission is on offer.