The Volkswagen Group is currently working on the India 2.0 strategy to gain more market share. The German brand will launch a slew of new products in the Indian market that will mostly comprise of the SUVs. Starting next month, Volkswagen will start launching new cars in the market and we will get to see two all-new SUVs from the brand – the Tiguan AllSpace and the T-Roc. Volkswagen has started accepting bookings for both Tiguan AllSpace and T-ROC in India.
The Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace will be launched on 6th March and it will become the most expensive SUV from the brand in the Indian market. It will be similar to the Tiguan visually but it will be longer in length. The Tiguan AllSpace will offer seven-seats in three rows similar to the Skoda Kodiaq. The car will be launched against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Honda CR-V in the Indian market and it will carry a price tag of around Rs 32 lakhs.
Since the BS6 emission norms will be implemented in India on 1st April 2020, Volkswagen Group will not offer any diesel engine-powered vehicles in India. The Tiguan AllSpace will be offered with a single petrol engine in the market. The car will come powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine that produces a maximum power of 187 Bhp. Also, there will not be any manual transmission on offer and it will only get a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Tiguan AllSpace will also offer the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system as standard with the car.
Volkswagen will also launch the T-Roc that will take on the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in the Indian market. The T-Roc will also come in a single variant and it will be a Completely Built Unit (CBU). The SUV will be positioned at a premium position and it is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 20 lakhs. The T-Roc will be the most affordable SUV that will be available in the Indian market from the brand.
It will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol TSI engine. It will generate a maximum power of 150 PS and peak torque of 340 Nm. The car will come with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that will send the power to the front wheels of the car. The T-Roc looks quite funky and will come packed with features including a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control system, full LED headlamps and tail lamps, panoramic sunroof, 6 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system and more. The T-Roc will be based on the MQB platform and the Volkswagen Group is currently working on the Indian-spec platform that will underpin the future Volkswagen cars.