VW T-Roc R Lands In UK With 296 HP And £38,450 Price Tag

Volkswagen is bringing another high-performance model to the UK in the shape of the T-Roc R crossover.

Power comes from a turbocharged petrol four that’s good for 296 HP (300 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. With the aid of a seven-speed DSG automatic and 4Motion all-wheel drive (both standard), it can accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and maxes out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

Despite its size, though, it’s still a performance vehicle, so the T-Roc R certainly isn’t cheap, as it starts at £38,450 ($47,789).

Also Read: 300 PS VW T-Roc R Goes On Sales In Europe, Costs Almost $50k

“With the arrival of the R, the T-Roc again demonstrates the impressive versatility of its packaging, with the ability to be a stylish and practical family SUV, a fun-focused Cabriolet or, now, a driver-focussed R sports car,” stated T-Roc product manager at VW UK, Claire Haynes.

“With nimble handling, large car space and performance car pace, the T-Roc R really is the consummate all-rounder, and represents the best of the past, present and future of Volkswagen R,” she added.

As far as equipment is concerned, UK buyers get 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels as standard, while the automaker’s Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive damper system is available for an extra £695 ($864). Opting for DCC means having “greater flexibility through a choice of multiple driving modes,” according to V-Dub.

The T-Roc R is offered with a black roof, A-pillar and mirror housings, plus a choice of eight bodywork colors: Energetic Orange, Turmeric Yellow, White Silver, Indium Grey, Deep Black, Pure White, Flash Red and the R-exclusive Lapiz Blue.

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    With nimble handling...
    Pffff! If it was 12 inches closer to the ground maybe.

  • Charles Chin

    Whats the weight of this thing?

  • xrnzaaas

    Solid candidate for the most boring 300hp car.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    when you’re impatient for an upcoming fast golf

  • SteersUright

    I LOVE it. Such a shame it isn’t coming to the USA. Thought it’d need to sell for not a penny more than $40k.

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