The Volkswagen R range grows in early 2020, with the arrival of the new Volkswagen T-Roc R. Volkswagen Ireland has confirmed this model for here and it will go on sale from €53,750.
With 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque from the 2.0-litre TSI engine, the T-Roc R accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and on to a theoretical top speed of 250 km/h.
The new performance crossover features many of the styling cues of its performance Golf R sibling, with bumpers in R styling, air intakes with black fins and R logo in the black radiator grille.
There are also LED headlights and daytime running lights have been integrated vertically into the front bumper, specifically designed for the T-Roc R. The LED taillights are glazed in dark red, typical of R styling. The two tail pipes on the rear left and right have been chrome plated and there is the option of an “R” Performance titanium exhaust system made by specialist Akrapovič, which adds a more distinctive sound and cuts weight by 7 kg.
The Volkswagen T-Roc R comes with a 7-speed DSG transmission with paddles as standard and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Like all T-Roc models, the R version is equipped with the latest driver assist systems. These include the standard Driver Alert System and the automatic Emergency Call Service as well as the Hill Start Assistant and Hill Descent Control. Further standard driver assistance systems as standard fit include Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go, Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Assist. There are also further optional items: Blind Spot Monitor and the Rear Traffic Alert.
The T-Roc R can be ordered now from Volkswagen retailers. Deliveries will start in early 2020.