In March 2021, Volkswagen India relaunched the T-Roc in India with a price tag of Rs 21.35 lacs. The SUV was brought to India in Limited numbers via the CBU route. As of now, it has gone out of stock and booking for the same has been paused. This is despite the SUV being a fully-built import. The company is yet to reveal if the same model will be continued the next year or a revised version will be introduced. Volkswagen might relaunch the T-Roc in its facelifted avatar when it makes its global debut next year.
VW T-Roc: a quick recap
The T-roc was relaunched with a price hike of rupees 1.35 lacs and 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.
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 in 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 Active 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. The T-Roc competes with the likes of Jeep Compass and Skoda Karoq. However, in terms of size, it also takes on the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.