This is the Volkswagen T-Roc R, a Compact Performance Crossover | DSF

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Published on February 25th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair

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Volkswagen T-Roc R Previewed Ahead of Geneva Motor Show 2019

When Volkswagen first said they would be making a B-segment crossover, most assumed a GTI variant would follow eventually.

Now, the T-Roc has gone full R and they’re throwing some serious performance numbers and high levels of equipment its way. In fact, the Volkswagen T-Roc R has some 300PS and 400Nm of torque to play with, making it a seriously fast car considering its small size.

That power, in true Volkswagen fashion, comes from a 2-litre, 4-cylinder TSI engine with a 7-speed DSG sending power to the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. The entire powertrain is capable of moving the T-Roc R from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

The suspension has been lowered from the factory, the steering has been tuned for better responsiveness.

VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC R

The brakes, on the other hand, comes straight from the Volkswagen Golf R Performance.

Changes have been made to the exterior and interior in line with modern ‘R-Design’ aesthetic. A new radiator grille with a polished band of anodised aluminium that runs underneath it. Plenty of “R” logos and newly designed bumpers and air inlets are also featured. The underbody guard is now colour-keyed with the rest of the trim. The T-Roc R can be specced for either 18″ or 19″ wheels. An R-performance Akrapovic titanium exhaust system too is available.

There are some changes to the interior too. More “R” logos, a unique sports steering wheel with paddle shifters. A black headliner tops it off.

There’s no word on whether even the standard T-Roc will make it to Malaysian shores. Enjoy the photos of this version of the car in the meantime.


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