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2020 Volkswagen T-Roc R unveiled

Hot crossover set to make its Geneva debut with a 221kW/400Nm turbo engine, all-wheel drive, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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The Volkswagen T-Roc R has been revealed this week ahead the 2019 Geneva motor show, featuring the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

This is channelled to the ground via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and an all-wheel drive system.

The hot crossover has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.

Compared to the Golf R sold in Europe, the new T-Roc R has 20Nm more torque. Australian versions of the Golf R are rated at 213kW and 380Nm.

The T-Roc R rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, with 19-inch rims and 235/40 tyres an optional extra. 17-inch brakes borrowed from the Golf R help to bring the speedy crossover to a halt.

In addition to lowered suspension, the T-Roc R is also fitted with a more aggressive set of bumpers, a different grille design, a new stack of LED driving lights, matte chrome wing mirror caps, four exhaust tips, and plenty of R badging.

Changes to the interior include a flat-bottom leather-clad steering wheel, white ambient lighting, paddle shifters, stainless steel pedals, and microfibre seat bolsters.

An Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, leather seats, and a contrasting black roof are available on the car's list of options.


Volkswagen Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice the T-Roc R would be “a logical and popular addition to the range”. If the vehicle is only available with a petrol particulate filter, it would be off limits due to the high sulphur content in local fuel.

The more sedate versions of the T-Roc range are slated to arrive in Australian showrooms from early 2020.