The sports running gear (with lowered suspension) ensures ideal road holding, and works perfectly in hand with the progressive steering system to ensure an agile driving behaviour. The 17-inch brake system, which has only been previously found in the Volkswagen Golf R Performance, has been added to provide effective braking.
The exterior of the powerful crossover has some major differences compared to its more conservative counterparts. The specially redesigned radiator grille has a polished silver band of anodised aluminium on the underside that runs the entire width of the vehicle. The “R” logo can be clearly seen on the radiator grille, along with many other areas of the exterior.
The view of the rear is characterised by an equally sporty bumper in the same colour as the vehicle, and includes visual air outlets in the upper part and an “R” diffuser in a contrasting colour. The double-ended exhaust system on both the left and right are specific to the “R” model.