Volkswagen India had showcased their all new compact SUV T-Roc earlier this year before the Auto Expo. Volkswagen officially launched it in the market after a month. It is a premium compact SUV that competes with the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier in the segment. Volkswagen has officially announced the prices and the T-Roc has started reaching the dealerships too. It is currently available in a single, fully-loaded variant that is priced at Rs 19.9 lakh, ex-showroom. Here we have a video that shows one of the first ownership review of the Volkswagen T-Roc.
The video has been uploaded by Sunderdeep Singh on his youtube channel. The volgger who is a businessman was looking for a new vehicle. He was already using a Volkswagen Polo for the last 7 years and was pretty impressed with the car. He was looking for a car with safety features and great build quality. He had done his homework and came up with cars like Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Volkswagen T-Roc in the list.
Slowly he started eliminating the cars that did not match the criteria and finalised T-Roc but, unfortunately when he went to the dealership, the car was not available. He then booked Kia Seltos but after week he got a call from the dealership saying that the T-Roc is available and can be delivered within a week. He cancels the booking of Seltos and goes with Volkswagen once again.
The main reason why he finalised T-Roc was because of the build quality. As mentioned above, he was already using a Polo for the last 7 years and have never faced an issue in terms of quality of parts or service. Second reason was that it comes with a host of safety features like six air bags, ABS, EBD, TPMS, Hill Start Assist, ASR, EDL and so on.
As seen in the video, the vlogger has always driven a manual car and this is his first automatic car. He is still getting used to it. In terms of comfort, styling and features, the owner is very impressed with the T-Roc. Even though it misses out on couple of features like cruise control he still feels that it is a value for money product.
Volkswagen T-Roc is powered by a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine generating 150 Ps and 240 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, The main reason why T-Roc is so expensive in comparison to other SUVs in the segment is because it is imported as CBU. Volkswagen may soon start assembling it in India which will bring down the prices by a bit.