We had suspicions that it was coming and now we know for sure that a VW T-Roc R is just around the corner following Volkswagen’s announcement that it will debut a a near production concept of the potent crossover at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The single teaser image released of the vehicle shows that it will adopt all the brash bodywork one would expect of an R model from VW. There are bold new air intakes at the front, sporty black and silver wheels, flared wheel arches, and a number of edgy and aggressive design lines across all exterior surfaces.
Volkswagen is expected to equip the T-Roc R with many of the same components as the Golf R. This should mean power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharger four-cylinder engine with 296 hp which is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission and four-wheel drive. Of course, there will be four exhausts exiting out of the rear.
A more practical alternative to the VW Golf R.
According to VW itself, the T-Roc R is “a stylish all-rounder that combines the sovereignty of an SUV with the dynamics of a compact hatchback.”
The car manufacturer won’t stop expanding the T-Roc family with the launch of the R. In fact, Volkswagen announced that it will build a T-Roc Cabriolet just over twelve months ago as the company evolves into a brand dominated by crossovers and SUVs.
The regular T-Roc has already been a runaway success for VW, selling more than 200,000 units since reaching showrooms in November 2017.
Stay tuned for all the juicy details about the VW T-Roc R, including pricing, as the Geneva Motor Show inches closer.