Following its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the VW T-Roc R high-performance SUV is now available to buy in Europe.
The first VW SUV to feature the R treatment, the T-Roc R starts from €43,995 (approximately $48,730), which is a lot of money for a non-premium subcompact SUV. However, buyers do get plenty of bang for their buck, especially performance-wise.
For starters, the powertrain comes from the Golf R which means there’s a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine under the hood, rated at 300 PS (296 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The turbo-four is linked to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive — both offered as standard.
The generous power and torque levels combined with the added traction of the AWD system result in a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Interestingly, the acceleration sees a 0.1-second improvement compared to the original figure announced at the Geneva Motor Show.
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The T-Roc R should be quick through turns as well, since it features a sports suspension and 17-inch brake system. Other standard features include progressive steering, launch control, race mode, quad exhausts, 18-inch Spielberg alloy wheels, and more.
As for optional extras, they include an R Performance exhaust system with titanium silencers (€3,800), 19-inch Pretoria Dark Graphite matte alloy wheels (€820), Dynamic Chassis Control DCC, “Beats” sound system, and Lapiz Blue matte decorative trims.