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The T-Roc comes across as a well rounded premium SUV

Verdict – The Volkswagen T-Roc is hugely impressive, there are no two ways about it. It looks good, drives well, the 1.5 TSI is a stellar powerplant and the dynamic balance is excellent too. Certain things fall out of sync though like the hard plastics and the high price with the premium not being justified in spite of how good the car is. VW should have launched the all-wheel-drive (a.k.a. 4Motion in VW speak) version in India which could have justified the price to a certain extent but since this is just a precursor of things to come from the German automaker, the T-Roc makes just the right impression.

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The rear seats can split 60:40 to increase the boot carrying capacity

What’s Cool

* Handsome and polished design
* Feature loaded and spacious interior
* Punchy and frugal petrol engine
* Good ride and handling dynamics

What’s Not So Cool

* Few average quality parts in the cabin
* Rear seats lack space
* No diesel engine

Alternatives: – Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq

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Large all-digital instrument cluster is leagues ahead of its competition

Volkswagen T-Roc Specifications

* Engine: 1498cc, 4-Cyl, Petrol
* Power: 150 PS at 5000-6000 RPM
* Torque: 250 Nm at 1500-3000 RPM
* Top Speed: 210 km/hr
* 0-100 km/hr: 8.4 seconds
* Transmission: 7-Speed DSG
* Fuel Consumption: 12-16 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 215/55/17 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: Independent with Coil Spring (Front), Independent-Multilink (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill Start Assist, TPMS

Volkswagen T-Roc Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4342 mm X 1819 mm X 1573 mm
* Wheelbase: 2590 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.5-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 59-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1350 kgs (with Driver)

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T-Roc will we brought to India via the CBU route under the 2500 cars limit

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