The Volkswagen T-Roc R’s production version was shot while sliding on the Green Hell track at the Nurburgring. Spied several times during tests, the crossover is going on its road excersises.
The hot version differs from the regular T-Roc with 19-inch wheels and quad exhaust pipes which add character.
The T-Roc R SUV is a Golf R hatchback’s sibling. They share not only the same MQB A platform, but probably the powertrain. The T-Roc R seems to have 306 hp of output, at least it will unlikely receive the Golf GTI’s 245-hp motor, as the Volkswagen has promised the SUV will be so powerful that needs all-wheel drive.
The regular T-Roc is heavier than the longer Gold: 1,505 kg against 1,395 kg with 2.0-liter diesel and 4Motion drive. It means the VW crossover’s R version with its additional weight and lower center of gravity will be slower than the hot hatchback, which accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The performance T-Roc R has all changes to become the most agile and potent SUV in the segment, if only the Audi SQ2 won’t get the same motor, what is quite possible.
The VW T-Roc R will compete with the Nissan Juke Nismo.