It is an upcoming and new SUV from Volkswagen wing which in expected to be launch in Indian market by the end of 2012. The demand for SUVs in domestic market is rising year by year, keeping this in mind it has officially declared to launch the new model in 2012. The new vehicle is based on Maruti Suzuki SX4. The company is also collaborating with Maruti Suzuki India for it. In which Suzuki holds 19.9 ventures and the rest holds Volkswagen. It will compete with Toyota Urban Cruiser and the upcoming Nissan Juke in Indian market.
Engine – As per as the official reports It will be available in both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol will be powered by 1.4 liter TSI engine while the diesel one will be 1.6 liter and 1.2 liter TDI mill with advanced technologies. Both the engines will have a capacity to produce utmost power of 430 hp at 5900 rpm and 424 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm with 6 speed manual and optional 6 speed automatic gearbox. The engine will be powerful; people who love to ride fast will really like it, the pulling power of the car will be awesome.
Exterior – It looks very similar to Maruti Alto from front side, but it looks smarter than Alto. It has a thick black line on the bonnet with the company’s emblem. The grill in the front is smartly designed where air intake is easy. Head lamps and fog lamps of this car looks unique. Overall it is good and it will attract customers.
Interior – Well speaking on the interior of this car. It is a five seater. It gives enough leg and head room for all the occupants. It is expected to come with several common interior features like AC, Audio system, cup holders, front armrest, split folding rear seat, front power window, adjustable driver seat, electronic adjustable ORVMs, lockable glove box etc.
Safety – It is expected to most secured SUV with advanced safety features like all speed traction control, daytime running lights, driver and passenger airbags along with side airbags added with passenger sensing system, automatic crash response, Tyre pressure monitor system, fog lamps, theft-deterrent system, power door locks, ABS, key less access, etc.
The price tag of the Volkswagen Rocktan is depends on manufacturing plant, if it is manufactured in Indian plant the cost of the car will be around 12 lakhs. If the car is manufactured in abroad country and imported to Indian market means the cost the car will be around 20 lakhs. Both the companies have not revealed the place of manufacturing (Rocktan).