Volkswagen unveiled their latest compact SUV T-Roc for the Indian market at the Auto Expo this year. The T-Roc sits below the Tiguan SUV and wil compete with cars like Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and many others in the segment. T-Roc is already on sale in International markets and is available in variety of engine options. Volkswagen has already started pre-bookings for the T-Roc and is expected to launch the same around April this year. Here we have a couple of review videos of the Volkswagen T-Roc international version that explains how this new SUV feels to drive.
The videos have been uploaded by Changing lanes and Driver’s seat youtube channel. Video starts by explaining how the T-Roc actually looks on the outside. Volkswagen is aiming at young buyers with this SUV as the car looks trendy, fun and looks sporty on the outside as well. The front of the gets a decently wide grille with projector type headlamps on both ends. The LED DRLs are placed on the lower part of the bumper and the fog lamps are placed even lower than that.
Overall design of the T-Roc looks interesting as it does not have that boxy SUV appeal. At the rear it has those LED tail lights and T-Roc badging on the centre of the boot. Lower portion of the rear bumper looks sporty with silver inserts at places. It is available in dual tone colour options and interiors of the car can also be customised. The interior of the car is quite spacious for 4 people as it does not have a flat floor. It has ample storage spaces inside the car store small things.
As per the video, T-Roc was fun to driver. The engine felt responsive, refined and has a well weighted steering wheel that inspires confidence. The suspension according to the reviewer is on the stiffer side which again helps in tackling the rough patches in a better manner. Overall, the anchors were impressed with the T-Roc in the way it looks and drives.
Internationally the Volkswagsen T-Roc is available with a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine, 1.5 litre turbopetrol engine, and 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engine. The 2.0 litre engine variants also offer 4WD as an option. The T-Roc for Indian market is based on MQB IN platform which is specifically designed for our market to keep the costs down. We won’t be getting the diesel engine here in India instead we might get the 1.0 litre turbo petrol and 1.5 litre turbo petrol unit which would be mated to a manual or a DSG gearbox with no AWD or 4WD system.