Volkswagen has provided its most revealing teaser for the upcoming T-Roc R compact SUV yet, in the form of a mildly-disguised concept sketch.
The hotted-up compact crossover will be revealed in concept form at the Geneva motor show in March, but based on the image above the concept car will be pretty close to production ready.
We've seen plenty of development vehicles for the T-Roc R over the last year or so, and the production car shouldn't stray too far from those vehicles. Expect a T-Roc body with aero add-ons, big wheels and brakes, and a quad-tipped exhaust.
Power is likely to come from a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine shared with everything from the Audi SQ2 to the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3, developing 220kW of power and 400Nm of torque, sent to the ground through a 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
"[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," Paul Pottinger, head of communications for Volkswagen Australia, 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.