Upcoming Jeep Compass-rival, Volkswagen T-Roc spotted testing in India

Volkswagen, the German automobile giant has some grand plans for the Indian market for the next few years. Currently following the India 2.0 strategy, which is being led by Skoda India, the Volkswagen Group will see a lot of new launches in the coming days. Volkswagen brand itself will get a host of new vehicles in its line-up and the first one to be launched in the Indian market will the T-Roc SUV, which will be positioned against the likes of Jeep Compass in the Indian market.

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Since the popularity of the SUVs is increasing by a lot in India, the Volkswagen Group will particularly focus on them for the Indian market this year. The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc, which will be first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in India and will be launched at a later date was spotted testing under camouflage in India. The pictures of the vehicle are posted on Autocar India.

The vehicle was spotted at the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra. The T-Roc will become the most affordable SUV from the brand that currently sells only one SUV in the market – the Tiguan. It will be sold in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), which is why the expected base price of the vehicle will be around Rs 20 lakhs.

The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan will be based on the MQB platform that underpins the Tiguan as well. It looks quite sporty and gets an aggressive design. The vehicle gets very sleek headlamps that look extremely good while the LED DRLs are positioned around the foglamps down below. Even the cornering lamps are housed within the DRLs. The DRLs are dual-purpose and also work as turn indicators by changing the colour of white to orange.

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Volkswagen vehicles have always been about subtle designs and the T-ROC is not different in any way. It gets heavily flared wheel arches that add the muscular look to the vehicle. Otherwise, it remains a pretty cocktail of sleek lines, swooping roofline and chrome inserts on the highlighted areas like the window line that add the premium look to the vehicle.

The Indian-specific Volkswagen T-Roc will get quite a lot of changes including increased ground clearance among others. Also, a lot of features can be skipped for the Indian model since they increase the overall price of the vehicle. Powering the all-new SUV is a petrol engine. It will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine that will generate a maximum power of 150 PS. There will be a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission available with the car. Volkswagen may also offer the all-wheel-drive option with the upcoming T-ROC, however, it cannot be confirmed at this moment.