Upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc R caught testing at the Nürburgring

Sporty SUV will pack same engine as Golf R

14 November 2018 - 11:50 By AFP Relaxnews
Volkswagen T-Roc
Volkswagen T-Roc
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Volkswagen is working on a sporty, performance version of its crossover, which has now been spotted in full camouflage speeding around the Nürburgring race track in Germany, as seen in a video shared by YouTuber, Automotive Mike.

From the look of the video, the T-Roc R appears to have a larger radiator grill, thicker bumpers and two dual exhausts at the back. Since the T-Roc shares a technical platform with the Golf, there is a strong chance that it could get the same four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as the Golf R, which boasts 213kW (although the next generation could push up to around 290kW) and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

The Volkswagen T-Roc R isn't expected to land in dealerships before 2019.

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