VW’s Audi Q2-based Compass rival
Do you know what T-Roc is cooking?
THE COMPACT SUV SEGMENT is a burgeoning one globally. At Frankfurt, VW took the wraps of what will be its big volume seller, the T-Roc. At a recent event, Volkswagen confirmed to bring the T-Roc to India and you can credit the Jeep Compass for this move.
Built on the MQB platform, the car does share some similarities with its bigger sibling, the Tiguan. However, it distinguishes itself with a lower stance and a contrasting two tone paint job, making it look younger and peppier. The buttoned-down look of the Tiguan is further done away with the overall proportions of the car. It is obviously over 4-metres (4234mm) long, with a wide stance which gives it a silhouette reminescent of the Audi Q2. The muscular creases on the body help further accentuate the T-Roc’s sporty credentials.
The T-Roc has a Virtual Cockpit Display instrument cluster à la the Audi TT. The higher end trims would likely come with four-wheel drive. It is expected to come with the option of Volkswagen’s tried and tested 2-litre TDI and 1.2-litre TSI petrol powertrains in India. Expected to be priced in the `15-22 lakh segment, we could see the T-Roc making its way to India by late 2018.