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Old 6th March 2020, 19:04   #136
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T ROC for India:

- 1.5 TSI EVO engine,will not have all-wheel-drive or as VW calls it - 4Motion

- The Volkswagen T-Roc will come with the trapezoidal LED DRLs and LED headlamps as standard,

- The T-Roc will be available in only one variant which will be a fully loaded variant

- leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, a digital instrument cluster, and a host of driver aids and safety features

-1.5 TSI that delivers 147 bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque.

- 6 colour options for the Indian market. 5 of these are two tone so the cars will have a black roof as standard.

- Others are the Curcuma Yellow, Pure White, Ravenna Blue, Energetic Orange, and Indium Grey.

- The Deep Black Pearl will be a the sole single body coloured variant

- Pricing to be in the ₹ 18-20 lakh price band

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engine also boasts ACT or active cylinder technology - which allows the car to shut off the operation of two of the 4 cylinders in regular driving conditions - especially in slower moving or city driving conditions
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The T-Roc delivers a top speed of 205 kmph, and the does 0-100 kmph in 8.4 seconds

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The above configuration practically looks like quite a few R-Line features on the 'Design' model plus optional add-ons like Panoramic Sun Roof and Leather seats. This corresponds to around 33,000 GBP in UK!

The configured features for the above price are as follows:-
  • 17" 'Mayfield' alloy wheels
  • Vienna leather upholstery (worth £2,260 included)
  • Panoramic sunroof (worth £1,150 included)
  • Comfort bumpers (R-Line)
  • Black roof lining (R-Line)
  • Moldings (R-Line)
  • Door and side trim panel in foam film, insert in leatherette (R-Line)
  • Climate control
  • Load-through provision with cup holder when folded down
  • Interior light in footwell
  • Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
  • Reading lights, front x 2, rear x 1
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
  • Carpet mats, front and rear (R-Line)
  • Electrically heated and foldable door mirrors
  • Front Center armrest
  • Removal of roof rails
  • Winter pack (R-Line)
  • Front seats with height adjustment
  • Heated Seats (R-Line)
  • Driver's under seat drawer
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Car-Net App-Connect & VW Media
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Driver's and front passenger's airbags
  • 'e-call' - Emergency call service
  • 2 USB connection ports
  • 3 rear three-point seat belts
  • Electric windows, front and rear
  • Discover Navigation System in addition to Composition Media system (R-Line)
  • Leather gearshift knob/handle
  • Active Info Display (R-Line)
  • Digital radio reception (DAB)
  • Roof rails in matt chrome (R-Line)
  • 6 speakers, front and rear
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel w/ tiptronic (R-Line)
  • Car-net, with Security & Service (with Nav) (R-Line)
  • Antenna for AM/FM reception
  • Single-tone horn
  • LED headlights (R-Line)
  • Darkened LED rear tail lights (R-Line)
  • Stainless steel pedals (R-Line)
  • Bluetooth mobile phone interface
  • Scuff plates in door apertures (R-Line)
  • 12V socket in centre console storage area
  • Tool kit and jack
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Installation differentiation for dual-clutch transv. transmission DQ200 -- vehicle components --
  • Tyres 215/55 R17
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Curtain airbag system
  • Disk brakes in front
  • Disk brakes in rear
  • ISOFIX child seat preparation
  • Driver's and front passenger's safety-optimised head restraints
  • Front fog light with static cornering function (R-Line)
  • Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning sound and light for front seat belts if unfastened
  • Washer fluid level indicator (R-Line)
  • Front assist
  • Driver Alert system, fatigue detection
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function and daytime running lights
  • Steel space and weight saving spare wheel
  • Parking sensors, front and rear
  • Predictive pedestrian protection
  • Power-assisted steering, speed-sensitive ( or Progressive steering from R-Line)
  • Driving profile selection (R-Line)
  • Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Electronic Stability Control ( w EDL/ASR/EDTC/TSF)
  • Start/Stop functon with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)


Btw, some of following add-ons not covered in the above list will hopefully make it into India feature list I guess...
  • Park assist (+£165)
  • Side Assist Plus with rear traffic alert (+£345)
  • Pre-crash preventive occupant protection (+£150)
  • Electric boot lid (+£335)
  • Keyless entry with Start/Stop button on centre console (+£395)
  • Driver Assistance Pack Plus (including ACC) (+£205)
  • 'beats' sound pack (+£425)
  • Rear view camera (+£185)
  • Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) (+£895)

Btw, the Tiguan Allspace in the currently launched configuration costs a bit more than 34,000 GBP I guess. Naturally then this should be 30L+. So anything around or below 20L as rumoured is indeed a deeply discounted one!

EDIT: Feature list from Volkswagen UK comparing Design 1.5 TSI 150PS EVO 7-speed DSG 5 Door and R-Line 1.5 TSI 150PS EVO 7-speed DSG 5 Door

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I had called up Volkswagen Mount Road, Chennai (Sundaram Motors Ltd.) today and enquired about the price of the T-Roc. The sales executive said that it would be within 22L - 25L OTR which translates into an ex-showroom price of 18L - 20.5L. The car would be available for viewing in around a week’s time and test drive would commence a few days thereafter.

I am looking for a solid and safe vehicle (preferable a compact high riding vehicle) for my wife and 1 year old baby. The Ecosport Titanium+ Sports (BS4 S variant) was the one which ticked all the boxes. When the news of the T-Roc surfaced, I am waiting for a while to see how it will do. The Ecosport is around 13.4 OTR at Chennai. If the T-Roc comes in at around 20L OTR, I would really consider it. It is bigger, more exclusive, looks better, more powerful and in all probability safer than the Ecosport as it is a CBU. The T-Cross is still far away and I would need to make the purchase in a couple of months. Seltos and Creta would be a tad bigger and since we already have an Elantra, I am considering other brands.

I would appreciate suggestions regarding this.
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I would appreciate suggestions regarding this.
Great choice if VW prices it at 25-26L OTR that matches the driveway prices in Europe, but I really doubt that. With a host of safety features and high score from Euro NCAP, you can be assured about it's safety. Since T Roc is slightly lower to the ground compared to Seltos/Creta, you might see superior driving dynamics especially around the corners.

Above all these, you get a powerful motor that is well praised in European markets for it's efficiency and performance. Also I felt VW's DSG to be much quicker and seamless than the Hyundai's DCT. All these factors should justify the premium of 3-4 lakhs over it's Korean competitors, but above that is an overkill.
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The T-Roc is larger than the Ecosport - it compares to the Creta and Seltos in dimensions, being 4.23m long and 1.82m in width.

So if your heart is set on it and you can afford it including it's maintenance - which I'm sure will be expensive compared to the Ford - you should be booking it ASAP as there will be limited imports due to the 2500 car limit per manufacturer - so think hard and act fast. I have already booked mine.
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you should be booking it ASAP as there will be limited imports due to the 2500 car limit per manufacturer - so think hard and act fast. I have already booked mine.
2500 limit is for entire Skoda - Audi - Volkswagen - Lamborghini group. Out of these 200 went for Skoda vRS 245. The rest will be distributed with the Karoq, T-Roc and Tiguan Allspace. My guess 500 each of T-roc and Karoq and maybe 300-400 of Allspace for the entire year.
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2500 limit is for entire Skoda - Audi - Volkswagen - Lamborghini group. Out of these 200 went for Skoda vRS 245. The rest will be distributed with the Karoq, T-Roc and Tiguan Allspace. My guess 500 each of T-roc and Karoq and maybe 300-400 of Allspace for the entire year.
Last week I was at the VW showroom and the sales person was telling me that T-Roc has already received 400 bookings. I was under the impression that 2500 limit is for T-Roc alone. It is possible that the bookings are already exhausted by now.
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T ROC for India:

- 1.5 TSI EVO engine,will not have all-wheel-drive or as VW calls it - 4Motion
What a pity! This could have been an excellent alternative to Jeep Compass for 4WD enthusiasts. Not sure what's the rationale.
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Keeping aside the novelty factor, these cars will be very difficult to maintain given the low number that are being imported. I shudder at the thought of what would happen if something were to go wrong or if one met with an accident. It would take months to get them back on road if at all. Pricing for spares would be atrocious to say the least.
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What a pity! This could have been an excellent alternative to Jeep Compass for 4WD enthusiasts. Not sure what's the rationale.
Not sure why the disappointment here. This is a petrol only cross over, and even the Compass petrol is a 2WD. I really doubt the reason why people would skip the T-Roc is because VW decided to bring it without their 4motion system.
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Not sure why the disappointment here. This is a petrol only cross over, and even the Compass petrol is a 2WD. I really doubt the reason why people would skip the T-Roc is because VW decided to bring it without their 4motion system.
That's why I specifically mentioned "4WD enthusiasts" The market is certainly lacking options when it comes to compact 4wd SUVs, and an AWD T-Roc would have been welcome for sure.

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Keeping aside the novelty factor, these cars will be very difficult to maintain given the low number that are being imported. I shudder at the thought of what would happen if something were to go wrong or if one met with an accident. It would take months to get them back on road if at all. Pricing for spares would be atrocious to say the least.
Agree wholeheartedly. CBUs unless imported in seriously large quantities, can be a terror to maintain as a significant proportion of parts/components will be unique to that vehicle. India being a RHD country also doesn't help of course.

Specific to the T-Roc, while the engine/tranny will be common with many of VAG's upcoming cars (Octavia, Karoq, A3, A4 etc.) any accident repairs needing body panels or glass components can turn into a major issue.

CKDs & SKDs have a huge advantage in this regard.
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I had seen the T-Roc in person during the auto expo and one thing that surprised me was that the rear seat was cramped. I'm 5'7" for reference. For something that is supposed to be a Seltos competitor or whatever, the rear seat space seemed abysmal, but the front seemed nice to me and the boot space was good as well. In comparison, my Nexon seemed more spacious.
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T-Roc Bookings In India Cross 300 Mark.

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