Powerful like a genuine sports car, casual like a versatile CUV – the new T-Roc R is the new star of the T-Roc family. Generating a mighty 221 kW/300 PS, the compact Volkswagen R powerhouse accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds. The vehicle reaches a top speed of 250 km/h before the electronics limit the forward thrust of the top-of-the-range T-Roc version.
Performance meets lifestyle
The cutting-edge 2.0-litre powertrain featuring TSI technology and intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive lends the new top-of-the-range, dynamic model of the successful T-Roc product line outstanding handling characteristics. Turbocharging and direct injection already generate an impressive torque from low engine speeds. The maximum torque of 400 Nm is already achieved from 2,000 rpm, while its world-class athletic performance of 221 kW/300 PS is still going strong at 5,000 rpm. Thanks to its ample speed range, the T-Roc R is always within the ideal performance spectrum in practically every situation, making it possible for the vehicle to confidently rely on its full R power at any speed. The high-performance brake system guarantees effective deceleration.It is also used in the Volkswagen Golf R with Performance package. Standard Launch Control makes sure the vehicle sets off like a rocket. Perfect for ambitious driving: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be manually deactivated. The standard 7-speed DSG gearbox has been specifically adapted to the impulsive mapping of the T-Roc R. The tried and tested Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive distributes the standard overdose of power 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.
On the outside, the new T-Roc R pushes farther what the optional R-Line exterior package already makes as a bold, sporty statement. R-style bumpers and air intakes with black fins represent typical features of the powerful and exclusive Volkswagen R family. The same applies to the R logo on the black radiator grille and the boot lid. LED headlights 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 front bumper that has been specifically designed for the T-Roc R. This already makes the product line’s top-of-the-range version unmistakeable from a distance. The LED taillight clusters are glazed in dark red, typical of R styling. The two twin tailpipes on the rear left and right have been chrome plated. The optional “R” Performance titanium exhaust system made by emissions system specialist Akrapovič is characterised by a distinctive sound, distinct tailpipe design and a weight that has been cut by around seven kilos. It goes without saying that the rear side windows and rear window are tinted. The bottom section of the doors coordinates with the main colour of the car, highlighted by exterior mirror housing in matt chrome.
High-sheen alloy wheels
Spielberg 7 J x 18 alloy wheels also make a lasting impression. Black surfaces have been polished for a high sheen. The T-Roc R can optionally also be equipped with 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels in matt Dark Graphite paired with 235/40 R 19 tyres.
Vehicle interior with sports badge
The entire vehicle 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. The look 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 at the front feature the striking R logo. 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 who like to celebrate their own unique style can opt for the nappa leather package and one of the two-tone paintwork variants.
Unrestricted everyday suitability
As much as the T-Roc R has a racing attitude, it is like every Volkswagen R, a reliable and practical car for everyday driving. In its most sporty version, the five-door T-Roc R also impresses with great flexibility and maximum comfort. The rear seat backrest can be folded down asymmetrically. There is a drawer below the right-hand front seat as storage space for small items and other useful objects. The luggage compartment capacity ranges from 392 to a maximum of 1,237 litres.
Sports steering wheel with flattened lower section and R trim
The multifunction sports steering wheel features leather and a flattened lower section. Striking stitching in Crystal Grey and the characteristic R logo make it a genuine eye-catcher. Featuring pleasant, thick padding, it feels perfect in drivers’ hands and conveys very direct sensation for the T-Roc R’s progressive steering. Compared with conventional steering, it is not necessary to turn the steering wheel as many times to reach the full steering angle with this system. The progressive gear ratio brings about an optimised, more direct and controlled steering response and transports perfect contact to the road surface. In combination with the standard sports running gear including lowered suspension this boosts driving dynamics on curvy roads – and obviously also makes everyday driving more comfortable, for instance during manoeuvring or parking.
Paddles on the steering wheel
The rear of the sports steering wheel features two paddles for manual gear changes. Drivers can engage the seven gears of the dual clutch gearbox with lightning speed thanks to these conveniently positioned paddles. Alternatively, drivers can also manually shift gears using the separate selector gate in the selector mechanism or leave gear changes to the outstanding DSG. The efficient setup means the T-Roc R generates downright moderate consumption and emission values for a vehicle in this power class. As per WLTP measurements, the combined fuel consumption is between 8.8 and 8.4 litres per 100 kilometres, depending on the tyres. Combined CO2 emissions total 199 to 191 g/km.
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. Hill 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 appealing driver assist system package includes elements, such as ACC stop & go adaptive cruise control, Traffic Jam Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist lane keeping system, Blind Spot Monitor and Front Assist area monitoring system.
The brilliant 8-inch TFT touchscreen in tablet design can be paired with smartphones in seconds. Selected apps for Android and iOS can be illustrated on a large scale and operated using App-Connect, upon request. This also applies to elements including phone book entries, playlists and calendar entries. The optional Comfort mobile phone interface enables contactless high-voltage battery charging. Alternatively, it is also possible to link tablet PCs and iPads using Wi-Fi. Select different profiles and displays using the multi-coloured Digital Cockpit.