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3 Things You Need To Know About The Volkswagen T-Roc R

Future hot-hatchbacks may look more like the new T-Roc and recent T-Roc R crossover than a Golf if we’re to believe current trends. It might not be all bad…

The T-Roc, sadly not available in North America, slots itself below the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s increasingly growing line of SUV offerings in other markets. Now that we’ve seen the Volkswagen T-Roc R, we really regret not getting the line over here.

In a nutshell, the T-Roc R will be every bit a VW Golf R in all but name and ride height. Here are three things you need to know about the vehicle:

1) The T-Roc R will see its engine bay gain the same turbocharged direct-injection 296-horsepower (yes, more powerful than ours…) that also produces 295 lb.-ft. of torque. To it will be attached a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and the Haldex all-wheel drive system.

2) The gain in power and traction will be accompanied by all the good go-fast bits. Notably, it gets the same suspension components that lower the T-Roc R by 20 millimeters (adaptive dampers will be optional), the bigger brakes and larger wheels. Among other visual improvements, look for massive intakes in the front bumper, a contrasting rear diffuser framed by quad exhaust tips and “R” logos.

3) The Volkswagen T-Roc R will not be all about the show. With its newfound muscle, it will reach 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds or only 0.3 seconds more than the actual Golf R.

The Volkswagen T-Roc R, or T-Rock-eR if you prefer, will more than likely make its world-debut at this upcoming Geneva Motor Show. We’ll be there so we’ll snap a few pictures for you.

Volkswagen T-Roc R | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen T-Roc R | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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