Volkswagen T-ROC Finally Gets A Launch Date For India

NEW DELHI - The month of March will see multiple high-profile Volkswagen launches. Shortly after announcing the launch of the Tiguan Allspace for March 6, the carmaker has confirmed that the T-ROC SUV will be launched on March 18. Volkswagen’s answer to the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and the up­coming Skoda Karoq debuted at Auto Expo 2020. It will be brought in via the CBU route.

At the front, it gets a slat­ted grill, integrated LED headlamps, LED DRLs, and air dams with swanky sur­rounds. Other exterior high­lights include flared wheel arches, stylish alloy wheels, a raked tailgate, and split LED tail lamps. It measures 4,234mm long, 1,819mm wide, 1,573mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,590mm. This makes it slightly smaller than the Jeep Compass and Skoda Karoq.

Inside, the T-ROC sports a Jetta/Passat-like cabin with features such as an 8-inch in­fotainment system with An­droid Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and con­nected car tech. Safety fea­tures on offer are six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and electronic stabil­ity program.

Under the hood, it will be powered by a 1.5-litre TSI en­gine producing 150PS of pow­er, coupled with a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The SUV will not have a TDI diesel engine option as Skoda Auto Volk­swagen India will have a pet­rol-only portfolio in the initial phase of the BS6 era.

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