We were all very excited to hear that before the much-anticipated Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen have unveiled the new Volkswagen T-Roc R. This is a new member of the T-Roc family and it’s already getting a lot of attention.
The new entry from Volkswagen has gotten a lot of attention already and is predicted to be stiff competition from similar models from other brands. The Volkswagen T-Roc R is closely related to the Golf R. The two vehicles share the same powertrain and base suspension components.
What this means is that the VW Group’s EA888 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine – now fitted with a particulate filter and in 296bhp tune – part-time Haldex-based all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
This new T-Roc R model boasts 4.9sec 0-62mph time which means we can expect great performance. But it’s not all about what’s under the hood. The T-Roc R is 20mm closer to the ground than the standard T-Roc thanks to lower suspension and firmer settings. The T-Roc R gets 18in wheels as standard, with 19s as an upgrade option. All versions will have the beefy 17in brakes from the Golf R Performance. A quad tailpipe exhaust sits below the rear bumper and there will be the option of an Akrapovic system. Other visual changes include beefier bumpers, an anodised finish for the radiator grille, matt chrome mirror caps and R badges. The cabin gets some carbon fibre trim and a sportier steering wheel, plus the option of the Golf R’s sport seats.
This new model is expected to be released in August and we can’t wait. Until then we can still enjoy the classic Volkswagen T-Roc.