A few months ago it was already anticipated that Volkswagen plans included the launch of an R version of the new Volkswagen T-Roc. Now, our photographers have hunted an interesting test drive of the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc R while conducting a series of tests in the circuit of Nürburgring.
The arrival to the dealers of the new Volkswagen T-Roc is imminent. Its marketing will begin before the end of this year and recently during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 has taken place the release a version that quickly associated with sporty and dynamic image when we talk about a model of Volkswagen, the T- Roc R-Line . However, this termination is no more than a simple image and within which is a conventional mechanics.
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc R
Before the new Volkswagen SUV debuted in partnership with a senior manager of the company and left the door open to launch a radical and more extreme version. That is, we refer to “hypothetical” Volkswagen T-Roc R . And we used quotes since our photographers have come up with a unit of tests of this version while doing some tests.
Specifically, these spy photos of the Volkswagen T-Roc R have been taken at the Nürburgring circuit. At first glance it may seem that it is a conventional T-Roc , however, in the front we find several modifications with respect to the model of series, whereas if we look at its rear, the four exits of the new exhaust system are the more clarifying element.
Recall that it was the same Frank Welsch, Head of Development of Volkswagen, who made the statements that opened the closure of reports and rumors related to the T-Roc R. For Welsch, in the range of the new model of the brand will have room for a more powerful and exclusive version. Also, discarded the idea of a T-Roc GTI , leaving as only alternative the label “R” to refer to this version.
And what about the mechanical section? Taking into account the relationship it has with the Volkswagen Golf in terms of mechanical endowment, it is expected that under the hood, the same block that propulses the new Golf R is hidden. If so, the future Volkswagen T-Roc R will make use of a petrol engine 2.0 liters TSI with a power that will reach 310 hp . Although, we can not rule out that the designated block has a specific configuration for this SUV .
In any case, the engine will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox and a 4Motion all-wheel drive system . Its launch will not take place until sometime next year 2018.