At the Auto Expo 2020, Volkswagen showed the I.D. Crozz electric coupe SUV along with 3 of their upcoming SUVs at the Auto Expo 2020.
Volkswagen Pavilion Walksaround at Auto Expo 2020
I.D. Crozz is Volkswagen’s futuristic electric coupe SUV. It has two motors, one driving each axle. Together, they generate 310PS of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s rated to go 500km on a single charge as per European test cycle. Since it’s much larger and powerful than the current crop of electric SUVs like MG ZS and Hyundai Kona, we expect it to cost much more too. Should it come to India, we can expect it to cost about Rs. 40.0 - 50.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
The T-Roc is the car that’ll give you instant gratification as Volkswagen has already opened bookings for it. The T-Roc is a compact SUV, which will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It’ll get a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It’s likely to make 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It measures 4234mm long, 1819mm wide and 1573mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2603mm. It’s about as long as the Creta but not tall enough to stand among SUVs. In fact, the car-like Maruti S-Cross stands taller than the T-Roc at 1595mm. The T-Roc will go on sale around April 2020. Since it’ll be a direct import, the prices are expected to be through the roof.
Volkswagen Taigun is another compact SUV, which is even smaller than the T-Roc but still competes with the bigger cars like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It measures 4218mm long, 1760mm wide and 1589mm tall with a wheelbase of 2651mm. It’s also barely tall enough to challenge Maruti S-Cross, which could hurt its SUV credentials. Teh Taigun gets a 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engines with a performance figure of 115PS/200Nm and 150PS/250Nm, respectively. Both the engines will get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Expect it to go on sale early in 2021.
Just like the T-Roc, the Tiguan AllSpace bookings are also open. It’s the 7-seat version of the regular Tiguan and to make room for an extra row of seats, it has a longer body and a longer wheelbase. It’s also going to skip the diesel engine and get only the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 190PS of power and 320Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard and it sends power to all four wheels.
Polo Race is a car that’s more of a poser than a something you can buy. It has a roll cage for safety on the race track and packs a 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine makes 210PS of power and 320Nm of torque and is paired with a sequential-type 6-speed manual gearbox for better control over the car and quick gear changes.