VW’s Audi Q2-based Com­pass ri­val

Do you know what T-Roc is cook­ing?

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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.

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