More reveals out of Geneva with the Volkswagen officially announcing a new subcompact crossover, the T-Roc high-performance R variant. When featured in Geneva, it will be in near-production form. The automaker released the teaser rendering of the crossover. With the bigger grilles in the bumper and body extensions, it has a few differences compared to the standard sporty VW T-Roc. Speculations are that it will have prominent exhaust tips in the back, and big wheels and tires. The standard T-Roc offers two-tone color option exteriors, but no information is available yet for exterior options.
The reveal in Geneva will answer the questions left lingering, mainly, how much power the crossover will deliver. The best options currently offered by Volkswagen is the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 190-horsepower, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. Enthusiasts would love to see the GTI and Jetta GLI’s turbo 2.0-liter with 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The T-Roc is a crossover vehicle the same size as the Golf, basically replacing the Scirocco coupe. The automaker employed the help of rally race Petter Solberg and touring car driver Benjamin Leuchter to help develop it. Volkswagen stated that the T-Roc is, “a stylish all-rounder that combines the sovereignty of an SUV with the dynamics of a compact hatchback.”
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