Text size

Colors

Volkswagen confirms production of T-Roc R performance crossover

Volkswagen confirms production of T-Roc R performance crossover

By Swansway Motor Group 15-02-2019

4 views

Volkswagen has confirmed that a T-Roc R is set to enter production.

After months of speculation, a sketch released by the firm gives a first glimpse of how the car will look – suggesting wider bodywork and an aggressively styled front bumper to give it a brash stance.

Mechanical details of this high-performance variant are scarce, but it’ll likely borrow components from the Golf R hot hatch. That could mean a 296bhp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine sending power to all four wheels as standard.

The similarly sized Audi SQ2 already takes advantage of the Golf powertrain, and the T-Roc R will follow Seat spin-off brand Cupra’s Ateca in expanding the VW Group’s offerings of performance SUVs.

Volkswagen’s R brand stretches back to 2003 and the introduction of the Mk4 Golf R32, which took a step up in performance over the then-underwhelming GTI model. The succeeding Mk5 also had a R32 variant, before the hot hatch simply became Golf R for the Golf’s sixth iteration.

The Volkswagen T-Roc R is set to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, opening to the press on March 5 and 6 ahead of the public days from March 7 to 17. Expect to hear more details about production dates, as well as prices and availability, then.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more