The Volkswagen T-Roc R unveils its cards before arriving in Geneva

Volkswagen T-Roc R

Valentine's Day (February 14) Volkswagen confirmed that we would meet the T-Roc R at the Geneva Motor Show . For this, he published a video in which we could see some of the sketches with which his designers have been working. However, and in the absence of days for the Swiss event to open its doors, we already have all the information of T-Roc more spicy .

Taking advantage of the pull of the > SUV and high-performance versions, Volkswagen wants to offer a different product. The Golf R is one of the most desired compact, but from there to the Tiguan more powerful there is a gap that should cover. To do this, they have created the T-Roc R, a compact high-flying road that has been tuned to the very Nürburgring circuit.

Same design, but with touches racing

The aesthetics of the Volkswagen T-Roc R is based on the Sport finish . From there, they have added a series of additives that enhance their features. The main evolution has been the front and rear, as they incorporate elements typical of the Volkswagen "R" models. Among them we can mention a grill with a silver strip or a bumper exclusive for this version. In addition, the daytime driving light is arranged vertically, strengthening the sporty character of the front.

In the rear, we find a bumper new wedge that integrates the four exhaust exits . In addition, it accommodates a diffuser "R" in contrast, being the same color as the rest of body protections. Along with these changes, we find some alloy wheels Spielberg 18-inch or about 19 in Pretoria Dark Graphite matte alloy. Finally, we can not ignore the "R" anagrams in the brake calipers , front fins or front and rear grille.

Interior technological and rasa quality

Volkswagen T-Roc R

Since arriving on the market, the quality of the Volkswagen T-Roc is one of the most controversial points. Being a cutting model superior to Golf (especially in price) it is curious that the care for details has dropped several points. In any case, the Volkswagen T-Roc R sports a colorful interior with the anagram "R" in several areas. These include door thresholds, seat backs or multifunction leather steering wheel.

Other elements that indicate that we are not facing a "normal" T-Roc is the black finish of the ceiling , the welcome image on the boot screen or aluminum pedals . To all this ornamentation it must be added that the Volkswagen T-Roc R incorporates the best technology of the German model. Thus, we can highlight the virtual cockpit or a screen for the infotainment system with connectivity for smartphones.

300 CV encourage the Volkswagen T -Roc R

Volkswagen T-Roc R

The changes that the T-Roc R has received are very good, but without an engine to match, they would not be worth anything.The power delivered is 300 HP (221 kW) and 400 Nm of maximum torque. This mechanics is associated to the transmission of double clutch DSG with 7 relations and to the system of total traction 4Motion .

Thanks to this block, the benefits are authentic sports. Thus, the Volkswagen T-Roc R accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.9 seconds. Top speed, which is electronically limited, reaches 250 kilometers per hour . In order to achieve this data, the T-Roc R has been carried out thoroughly. The progressive steering and the braking system has been oversized for the occasion.

Another element that allows it to become a real sport is the driving modes Now, it includes the option "Race" , allowing suspension, touch of the accelerator and direction to be more obedient to the right foot. These measures are complemented by the "launch control" that avoids traction losses in phases of strong accelerations.

These data are similar to those reached by the Golf R , because platform and motorization are identical. All in all, this is a true compact SUV kills giants.