The T-Roc has already established itself as one of the most popular models of its category and now the T-Roc R is the new star of the T-Roc family. As powerful as a genuine sports car and as casual as a versatile SUV.
Generating a mighty 221 kW/300 PS and a torque of up to 400 Nm, the compact Volkswagen powerhouse accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h. Power is confidently transmitted by the 4MOTION all-wheel drive working together with the 7-speed DSG gearbox. The modern 2.0 TSI power unit in combination with the intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive lends the new T-Roc R outstanding driving characteristics. Turbocharging and direct injection already generate an impressive torque from low engine speeds. The maximum torque of 400 Nm is already available as of 2,000 rpm .
Thanks to the ample speed range, the T-Roc R is always within the ideal performance spectrum in almost all driving situations, making it possible for the vehicle to confidently rely on its mighty R power at any speed. The high-performance, 17-inch brake system guarantees powerful and consistently effective deceleration.
The standard 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) has been specifically adapted to the impulsive character of the T-Roc R. The tried and tested Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive distributes the output of the powerful four-cylinder engine between the front and the rear wheels within milliseconds, as required and depending on the wheel slip. This effectively prevents the alloy wheels from potentially slipping or blocking. This results in the best-possible traction, including in adverse weather, such as in wet conditions or in snow, as well as on challenging terrain, such as gravel or cobbles.
Cutting-edge driver assist systems
Just like all T-Roc models the R version has also been excellently networked and equipped with cutting-edge driver assist systems. The standard Driver Alert System visually and audibly outputs an alarm as soon as parameters including steering response, time behind the wheel and time of day indicate that the driver’s attention levels are noticeably dropping. The automatic Emergency Call Service has already been activated upon delivery. Rather inclined Start Assist and Hill Descent Control help overcome uphill and downhill inclines.
Comprehensive driver assist systems optionally make the T-Roc R even more comfortable. The active driver assist system package includes elements, such as ACC stop & go adaptive cruise control, Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Assist lane keeping system, Blind Spot Monitor and Front Assist area monitoring system. The Rear View reversing camera is additionally available to order. It shows the area to the rear of the vehicle on the radio or navigation system display. An invaluable support when manoeuvring, as well as parking into or driving out of parking spaces.
Unmistakable designOn the outside the new T-Roc R pushes the boundaries of what is already a bold, sporty statement model. The R-style bumpers have been painted to match the vehicles colour with special T-Roc R design and air intakes with black fins, representative of the powerful and exclusive Volkswagen R family. This can also be seen with the R logo on the boot lid and the specially designed black, radiator grille. LED headlights for dipped beam and main beam guarantee daylight-like illumination of the road surface and exemplary visibility of the vehicle. The striking daytime running lights have been integrated vertically into the specific T-Roc front bumper, making it unmistakable from a distance. The LED taillight clusters are glazed in dark red, typical of R styling . The bumper is dominated by visual air outlets at the top and an R diffuser in a contrasting colour. A lasting impression is made with the Spielberg 7 J x 18 alloy wheels that have been polished for a high sheen. The T-Roc R can also be optionally equipped with 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels in matt Dark Graphite paired with 235/40 R 19 tyres
Design elements created exclusively for the Volkswagen T-Roc R include the roof spoiler to match the colour of the vehicle, the skid plate painted in a contrasting colour, black embossed and slightly widened wheel arches and black high-performance brake system brake callipers with a striking R logo. In terms of paintwork, T-Roc customers have a choice between the exclusive R colour Lapiz Blue Metallic or Pure White Uni, Flash Red Uni, Turmeric Yellow Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Energetic Orange Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Effect and Indium Grey Metallic. The roof can be painted in contrasting black in combination with all paintwork variants. This creates a trendy two-tone look.
With Digital Cockpit Volkswagen is providing the second generation of fully digital instruments for the T-Roc R. The high-resolution screen (10.25 inches) makes it possible to adapt different views to personal demands. Consequently, speedometer and rev counter are moved to the fringes in navigation mode to grant the map more space. If required, information, such as driving, navigation and assist functions can also be integrated into the graphic areas of the speedometer and rev counter. Infotainment system data illustrated in the centre console – for instance, telephone contact images or CD covers – can also be shown on the Digital Cockpit.
Crisp dimensions on the outside, high functionality on the inside. The entire interior brings the spirit of Volkswagen R to life. Its interior impresses with perfect craftsmanship and ideal ergonomics. Lumbar supports in height-adjustable sports seats at the front boost the orthopaedic well-being of the driver and front passenger. The interior side wails have been highlighted by racing-style Artvelour microfibre, while central areas of the seats and the outside rear seats have been upholstered with extravagant Carbon Flag fabric.
With an R logo on its cap, even the key indicates that this is a special vehicle. The style of the ample vehicle interior is typical of the R – racy and dynamic: stainless steel pedals, white background lighting, black roofliner paired with chrome applications on the switches for lights, electric windows and exterior mirror adjustment. Dash panel, centre console and door trims are clad with Piano Black inlays ex works. Sill panel trims feature the striking R logo. The logo is also featured on the front seat backrests as part of striking embroidery. There is plenty of space on the wide centre armrest between the front seats for both the driver’s and front passenger's elbows. Fans of stylish personalisation can opt for the Nappa/Carbon Style leather packages. Here the central areas of the front seats and the outside rear seats have been upholstered with soft nappa leather used for gloves, while the seat side bolsters feature a sporty, sophisticated carbon-fibre-look.