We tell you 4 reasons to buy and 4 reasons not to buy the Volkswagen T-Roc.
The Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched in India on 18th March, priced at Rs. 19.99 lakhs (ex-showroom & introductory). It is imported as a CBU and is available in a single variant. Powered by a 1.5-litre TSI engine mated to a 7-speed DCT.
4 Reasons To Buy
Build – Volkswagen cars are known for their strong build quality and same is the case with the T-Roc. It feels well built and premium. The strong German quality can be felt while operating the doors and in the overall fit and finish inside the cabin.
Engine – It comes with a potent 1.5-litre TSI engine producing 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed slick shifting DSG gearbox. Gets a unique Active Cylinder Technology (ACT), which deactivates 2 out of 4 cylinders while sensing relaxed driving for optimum efficiency. This motor feels quite punch and is efficient at the same time.
Dynamics – The T-Roc is underpinned by the MQB platform. The car feels light and agile offering precise steering response. The suspension is on the stiffer side providing good high speed stability. The brakes are strong too and the overall dynamics are quite sorted.
Panoramic Roof – The first thing you’d notice inside the car is the huge panoramic sunroof that covers almost the entire roof. It makes the cabin feel airy and it’s not a fixed panoramic roof, it can be opened half way.
4 Reasons Not To Buy
Price – It is priced at Rs. 23.44 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) and that too introductory, which means the price will further increase soon. The VW T-Roc feels overpriced compared to the other cars in the segment.
Features – Compared to the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the likes you get very few features in the T-Roc. For a lesser price, you can get the same features like the T-Roc and much more.
Parts Availability – Since it is a CBU, the availability of parts and the cost of parts is something you should consider before buying. It might take longer than usual for the company to arrange parts since it is imported.
Service – For heavily localised products like Polo and Vento, service is not a big hassle. However, CBU products are more demanding in terms of service time and service cost as most of the parts are sourced from outside the country.