Volkswagen T-Roc SUV launch next-year; rivals Creta, Q501, S201, Renegade

Volkswagen recently unveiled its T-ROC SUV which would land on Indian shores next-year. The German Automaker has been working on this model for almost 2 years. It is the smallest SUV from VW, and it looks like the automaker may have a winner on their hands.

The T-Roc is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which will also spawn future VW models coming here. On first impression, the T-Roc looks like a scaled down version of the Tiguan, which was launched in India. Meanwhile, VW along with its cousin Skoda are planning to launch more models, particularly SUV’s, and the T-Roc looks likely to be the first one.

The company has given the T-Roc an attractive cabin, involving an all-digital instrument panel seen on mostly in Audi’s. The T-Roc may employ a choice of petrol and diesel engines, Indians will receive a 2.0-litre diesel and 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine to be likely. Surprisingly the T-Roc is a bit wider that the Tiguan (11mm) despite being a class lower.

Indians will no doubt like the T-Roc for its muscular styling, host of features and an affordable price tag. In fact, the T-Roc will be priced about 12–16 lakhs, pretty close to its rival namely the Hyundai Creta facelift, upcoming Tata Q501, Mahindra S201 and the Jeep Renegade. And Skoda is also expected to enter the segment in the near future, which will make the battle more interesting!

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