213kW, AWD powertrain carried over from Golf R.
German marque Volkswagen have begun teasing their hot new crossover, the T-Roc R, ahead of its formal debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show. While we’ve seen plenty of spy shots & spotted the car testing at the Nürburgring more times than we’d care to count, this new teaser sketch of the hotted-up crossover gives us the most definitive look yet.
Those who’ve stayed glued to the T-Roc since its debut (and remain hopeful that VW Australia will bring it in at some point) would no doubt be used to things like the contrast character line that runs above the windows, the creased shoulders, and the pronounced wheelarches that are standard fare on the T-Roc. They’ll also be the first to spot the more aggressive face, more ‘accommodating’ grille, and larger lower air intakes.
And while only the front is seen here, we’re willing to wager that the rump will see no less than 4 exhaust tips, though smoked taillights are less of a surety. The ride height appears to be substantially lowered and the alloys dramatically increased in size, though we expect the production model to wear something a bit more reasonable.
Power-wise we’re expecting to see the 213kW powertrain out of the Golf R, as well as the 4Motion all-wheel drive system out of the super-hatch. The 7-speed DSG is also a given, owing to the T-Roc R’s likely fanbase, as are seriously-upgraded brakes to keep everything in check. We’ll know more when the T-Roc R makes its full debut at the Geneva motor show in early March.