VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC R COMPACT PERFORMANCE SUV NOW OPEN FOR ORDER
Sep 13, 2019
- Volkswagen launches another R GmbH-fettled model – the T-Roc
- T-Roc R is the first R SUV since the muscular Touareg R50
- New performance model brings R qualities to a new audience
Milton Keynes – Volkswagen UK is adding another performance R model to its range as orders open for the T-Roc R. Majoring on versatility with its practical SUV bodystyle, the performance SUV delivers a 300 PS punch, with 400 Nm of torque on tap and a top speed of 155 mph. Prices for the newest member of the R family start at £38,450 RRP OTR.
T-Roc R is R’s second SUV, after the Touareg R50
The newcomer is the fastest SUV in the line-up
The T-Roc R marks the first time the R department has applied its unique and acclaimed tuning talents to an SUV since the Touareg R50 of 2008. Eleven years of progress has delivered impressive results for R-branded performance SUVs – the T-Roc’s top speed of 155 mph and its 4.9-second 0-62 mph acceleration time are significantly quicker than the older Touareg’s.
UK customers will enjoy lightweight 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels fitted to the T-Roc R as standard – an upgrade over the standard-fit 18-inch wheels fitted in other markets. The new R model also benefits from the option of Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive damper system at a cost of £695. It offers greater flexibility through a choice of multiple driving modes that alter the characteristics of the car.
The T-Roc R’s colour palette provides the most vibrant options of any R-badged model to date, with Energetic Orange, Turmeric Yellow, White Silver, Indium Grey, Deep Black, Pure White, Flash Red and the standout R-specific shade Lapiz Blue all available on the compact performance SUV. All are also offered in combination with a black roof, A-pillar and mirror housings.
Equipped exclusively with a seven-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION four-wheel drive, the T-Roc R nods to the R brand’s first model – the Golf Mk4 R32, which also featured Volkswagen’s acclaimed DSG. As the fastest-responding transmission option, it is the natural choice for a specialist performance car like the T-Roc R, matching the pace that its 300 PS engine confidently delivers.
The introduction of the T-Roc R marks the first time since the Scirocco R that two R-badged models have been sold side-by-side in the UK, with the Golf R continuing to be a favourite among hot hatch enthusiasts and critics alike.
Claire Haynes, T-Roc Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “With the arrival of the R, the T-Roc again demonstrates the impressive versatility of its packaging, with the ability to be a stylish and practical family SUV, a fun-focused Cabriolet or, now, a driver-focussed R sports car.
“With nimble handling, large car space and performance car pace, the T-Roc R really is the consummate all-rounder, and represents the best of the past, present and future of Volkswagen R.”
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