Volkswagen T-Roc R 296hp performance crossover

Volkswagen T-Roc R
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Next month at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen will present its nearly complete production-ready T-Roc R concept, going on sale later this year. The Volkswagen T-Roc R 296hp performance crossover is really just a larger Golf R. The compact crossover is more performance driven, but gets the same powertrain as its hatchback counterpart. 

The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine has 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a Halsey all-wheel drive system. The T-Roc R suspension is the same of the Golf R, but the 17-inch brake system is from the Golf R Performance. It reaches 0-60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds with top speeds electronically limited to 155 miles per hour. 

With a larger front and rear fascia, massive intakes on the front bumpers with vertical DRLs, chrome looking mirror caps, quad exhaust, diffuser in the rear and black brake calipers. The T-Roc R has 18-inch Spielberg wheels standard with an option for 19-inch Pretoria wheels in dark graphite, plus an Akraprovic exhaust. The automaker announced seven colors available, plus an exclusive Lapiz Blue Metallic matched with a contrasting black roof. Interior features include R logos, cross-stitching, stainless steel pedals and ambient lighting. Other features are typical of current Volkswagen models. 

Progressive steering comes standard for performance, with Volkswagen’s DCC adaptive dampers as an option. Petter Solber, the World Rally Championship driver, and VW works racer Benjamin Leuchter helped design handling upgrades with the revised Race Mode. The Volkswagen T-Roc R is all about fun. The Geneva Motor Show’s Press Days kick off next week,. Be on the lookout for more information on this performance crossover. 

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