The hotted-up SUV hits the Nurburgring in new online clip ahead of official reveal later this year. It's not confirmed for Australia just yet, but the local arm is keen.

Volkswagen has officially confirmed the T-Roc R for production, teasing the little performance crossover in a short clip on YouTube this week.

We've seen plenty of development prototypes for the R-badged T-Roc over the last year or so, and the production version shouldn't stray far from those vehicles – T-Roc body with subtle aero add-ons, big wheels and brakes, and a quad-tipped exhaust.

It's likely the T-Roc R will share most of its running gear with the Audi SQ2, revealed for last year's Paris motor show.

Power should come from a 2.0-litre turbo four shared with everything from the SQ2 to the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3, developing 220kW of power and 400Nm of torque, sent to the ground via a 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

Expect 0-100 to take less than 5.0 seconds, while top speed should be limited to 250km/h.

While Volkswagen hasn't confirmed exactly when we'll see the T-Roc R in its final form, a Geneva motor show reveal next month seems likely.

Australia

Paul Pottinger, general manager for corporate communications at Volkswagen Australia, said the local arm would love to offer the T-Roc R, though couldn't say whether it'll make it into our showrooms.

"[The] T-Roc R would be perfect for Australia – the third biggest R market in the world, a market in which Golf R outsells GTI," he said.

"But we can’t confirm it, unfortunately."

Currently, global production constraints have forced the core T-Roc range off the table for Australia, at least for the time being, despite initially being revealed in August 2017.

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