Volkswagen has a well-established market all over India and the brand munches good sales figures with its wide range of cars. Adding another element to its arsenal, 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc India launch is on the cards. A test mule was recently spotted at the outskirts of Pune.
2020 Volkswagen T-Roc India specific version is underpinned by the modular MQB platform and will make its way to India as a CBU model. Compared to Tiguan, the T-Roc appears to be a bit shorter but is surely wider and carries a sportier stance. Other notable elements on the next-gen T-Roc include the simple VW grille, with freshly designed thin headlamps that fit around the front fender. The headlights are precisely thin with an intent of placing the LED DRLs that also work as the turn indicators, and the cornering lamps below it, in the front bumper. In the same section, we have a trapezoidal air-intake to cool down the system.
The side profile of the Volkswagen T-Roc is majorly dominated by the beefy wheel arches and its low-to-the-ground stance. Other contributing elements include the chrome trim starting from the A-pillars and going all the way to the C-pillars. The T-Roc will possibly get an option of the two-tone paint scheme. Here, the upper half ranging from the roof to A-Pillar and further ahead will get contrasting paint from the remaining body.
The expectancy of the T-Roc being Indianized is pretty high and that will cover the ground clearance and a few other aspects. The ground clearance will likely be bumped up from 130mm to approximate 149mm. What may not be toned down is the interior quality, as it will probably be premium like the international models. The Volkswagen T-Roc will host several eye-catching features, the likes of an 8-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, sunroof and whatnot. The safety net will be inclusive of ABS, airbags, lane assist.
The motor will be BS6 compliant and probable options will include a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol variant will churn around 150bhp with 250nm of torque and the latter will pump around 150bhp and 350nm of torque. Transmission option will only be a 7-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission). Volkswagen is inclined on slapping in a front-wheel drive system and also bailing out the Volkswagen 4-motion all-while-drive feature. Assuming that all of this is being done to keep the pricing just right when compared to rivals like the Jeep Compass, and the Skoda Koraq. Expect the T-Roc to wear a price tag of Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) and go on sale in the coming months of FY2020.