The new Volkswagen T-Roc R is the most dynamic compact SUV within the model family. Thanks to its 221 kW (300 PS) four-cylinder engine, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
The R-specific design of the exterior is echoed in the interior with high-quality R décor options. In addition, the car's sporty performance is accompanied by a striking sound.
Supreme power on all roads
The outstanding driving characteristics of the Volkswagen T-Roc R derive from the modern 2.0 engine with TSI technology and the intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Combined with turbocharging and direct injection, this powerful drive achieves impressive torque even at low engine speeds. The maximum torque of 400 Nm is already achieved from 2,000 rpm, and its performance capacity is still going strong at 5,500 rpm.
The precise tuning of the standard 7-speed DSG gearbox to the engine's impulsive spirit also contributes to the car's thrilling driving dynamics. The standard Launch Control function enables set-off with maximum dynamics and traction. The high-performance brake system provides both effective deceleration and visual interest with brake calipers finished in blue.
Sports running gear and 4MOTION as standard
R-specific sports running gear and progressive steering ensure extremely agile handling characteristics. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be manually deactivated. A model-specific button on the redesigned sports leather steering wheel provides direct access to the driving profile selection. Holding this button down activates Race mode. The new T-Roc R also moves supremely beyond asphalted road surfaces: this is because the extra power provided as standard by the reliable Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive is distributed between the front and rear wheels in milliseconds according to need and slip.
This effectively prevents the alloy wheels from potentially slipping or blocking. Tricky surfaces such as gravel or cobblestones as well as wet or snowy conditions are no problem thanks to excellent traction.
Externally, the new Volkswagen T-Roc R has plenty of sporty flair, with bumpers in R styling and air intakes featuring black fins. The typical insignia underline the powerful character of the top model, highlighting the strong design of the compact SUV in a particularly striking way. The same applies to the R logo on the black radiator grille and the tailgate. The IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, which come as standard in Germany, illuminate the roads at night. What is more, the T-Roc R is unmistakably recognisable from a distance thanks to its conspicuous, vertical daytime running lights which form part of the distinctively designed front bumper. Chrome-plated twin exhaust tailpipes on the left and right of the rear apron are adeptly offset by the dark-glazed LED tail lights above. Darkened panes in the rear side and rear windows, door sills finished in the body colour and chrome-coloured exterior mirror housings round off the striking appearance of the new VW T-Roc R. A striking sound is provided by the optional titanium exhaust system by specialist Akrapovi, which weighs some seven kilograms less and features a distinctive tailpipe design.
High-sheen alloy wheels
The standard 7J x 18 wheels in Jerez design feature impressive black, high-sheen surfaces. As an option, the VW T-Roc R can be fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels in either the Pretoria version in Dark Graphite matt, or Estoril in Black with high-sheen surfaces.
Interior with sporty features
The entire interior of this high-performance athlete offers perfect craftsmanship and optimum ergonomics. The redesigned sports leather steering wheel features multifunction buttons and the model-specific R button. The height-adjustable lumbar supports also enhance driver and front passenger comfort on lengthy journeys. The insides of the height-adjustable premium sports seats are trimmed in ArtVelours, while the seat centre panels and outer rear seats feature the extravagantly designed R fabric. Optionally, the premium sports seats are also available in Nappa leather and with electrically operated adjustment options. The spacious interior conveys a spirited, sporty look thanks to stainless steel pedals, blue background lighting, black headliner and chrome trim on the switches for lights, window lift and exterior mirror adjustment.
High-quality decorative inlays in Piano Black as standard and in the optional Lapiz Blue matt version adorn the dash panel, centre console and door panels, while the sill panel trims feature the striking R logo. The wide centre armrest between the front seats provides plenty of space for the driver's and front passenger's elbows so as to ensure maximum comfort. The leather package, or alternatively one of the additional two-tone finishes, are available as optional extras to make the new T-Roc R even more individual.
Perfect for everyday use
Despite its high performance and sports equipment, the new T-Roc stands out as a reliable day-to-day companion, even in the most powerful model variant. The new VW T-Roc R is designed for versatility, providing a high level of long-distance comfort as well as impressive functionality when it comes to transporting both people and goods. For example, the rear seat backrest can be folded down asymmetrically, expanding the load volume from 392 litres to a maximum of 1,237 litres. In Germany, its standard equipment also includes an electrically operated tailgate including the Easy Open & Close function, a reversing camera, central locking with Keyless Access, the Discover Media infotainment system including navigation and an anti-theft alarm system. A detachable towing bracket is also available as an optional extra for the T-Roc R.