Volkswagen T-Roc R set to debut at the Geneva motor show

The iconic Volkswagen "R" badge is coming to the T-Roc

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Volkswagen has announced that the T-Roc R concept car will debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show on the 7th March.

Developed by Volkswagen R, this high-performance variant of the T-Roc will use the familiar 2.0 TSI engine found in other R models of the Volkswagen range, and produce 300PS as well as 400 Nm of torque. It is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a 7-gear DSG dual-clutch gearbox as standard. This combination ensures excellent acceleration without any loss of traction. The T-Roc R can accelerate from 0-62 in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

The Volkswagen T-Roc will be equipped with a series of driving modes, including a special race mode, which guarantees an especially sporty driving experience. A launch control feature is also included which provides optimal traction during acceleration while offering maximum drive torque and a corresponding stability management program.

T-Roc R exterior

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.

T-Roc R exterior

Upon entering the inside of the T-Roc R, the eye is drawn to the stainless steel sill panel trims which also bear the “R” logo. The special leather multifunction sports steering wheel with paddle levers and decorative stitching in Crystal Grey also shows its sporty side with the “R” logo, as does the black headliner and the greeting on the start screen.

The Volkswagen T-Roc R will bring together SUV practicality and sports car performance to make a highly versatile and capable vehicle, and will demonstrate its new exterior and interior design for the public throughout this year’s Geneva expo.

T-Roc R interior