German carmaker Volkswagen which is looking to update its entire line-up by 2020 could be considering bringing to India the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV which debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Volkswagen T-Roc, which was unveiled last month, will be positioned below the Volkswagen Tiguan in the company's SUV range. The VW Tiguan already having been launched in the country leads us to believe that the VW T-Roc may be next in line for an India launch. The Volkswagen T-Roc, when launched in November in Europe, will be placed in the Rs 15 lakh (approximately) class segment, where it will compete with the Nissan Qashqai, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Renault Captur. Incidentally, the Renault Captur is also on its way to India. The Volkswagen T-Roc 5-seater compact crossover is VW's fourth SUV and is based on the MQB platform, which it shares with its bigger siblings, the Tiguan and the Teramont. The Volkswagen T-Roc will be offered with three turbo-petrol (TSI) and three turbo-diesel (TDI) engines with a choice of front-wheel drive and a manual or 4motion all-wheel drive with the 7-speed DSG. The Volkswagen T-Roc will be available in three trims - Standard, Style, and Sport.
The T-Roc will be offered with three TSI and three TDI motors. The top of the line variants of each will be capable of producing close to 200PS. A manual or DSG 'box will send the power to either the front or all 4 wheels.
The T-Roc will be the first VW SUV to sport a two-tone paint scheme. The T-Roc is 4,178mm long, 1,819mm wide and 1,573mm high with a wheelbase of 2,603mm. It sits lower than the Tiguan at 170mm. Intelligent packaging techniques of the MQB platform give the T-Roc a boot space of 445 litres, which can be expanded to 1290 litres by folding the rear 60/40 split seats.The radiator grille of the T-Roc is wide with the all LED headlamps flanking it. The roofline is accented by a chrome strip and gives the T-Roc a coupe-like silhouette, which leads to a sloping tailgate. The rising shoulder line ending in the high set tail-lamps give the T-Roc a squatting stance.