VW T-Roc Puts On Sporty R-Line Ensemble For Frankfurt

Volkswagen introduced the all-new T-Roc a few weeks ago and the company is already spicing up its entry-level crossover with a couple of R-Line packages.

Designed to appeal to style conscious consumers, the R-Line Exterior Package includes sportier body-color bumpers and R-Line badging on the grille. Buyers will also find a unique rear diffuser, body-colored door trim, and darker taillights.

To spruce up the cabin, the R-Line Interior Package adds a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and two-tone cloth / microfiber seats with faux leather accents. The package also includes a black roofliner, special floor mats, and stainless steel pedals. Rounding out the changes are R-Line door sill plates and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

Besides introducing the R-Line packages, Volkswagen detailed the T-Roc’s engine lineup. On the petrol side, the entry-level offering is a 1.0-liter TSI that develops 115 PS (85 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque. Moving up to the 1.5-liter TSI rewards buyers with 150 PS (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. Lastly, there’s a 2.0-liter TSI that develops 190 PS (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

Diesel fans can order an entry-level 1.6-liter TDI with 115 PS (85 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. There will also be a 2.0-liter TDI that has outputs of 150 PS (110 kW) and 340 Nm (240 lb-ft) of torque as well as 190 PS (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

Depending on which engine is selected, it can be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The entry-level engines come exclusively with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional or standard on higher-end models.

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