Rocking across the ‘Ring: VW teases T-Roc R crossover

A performance-oriented crossover SUV from Volkswagen is coming, T-Roc R , which the automaker teased final week in a video.

VW did not take the T-Roc R simply wherever for the video, it took the car to the Nürburgring with a correct race driver behind the wheel. The video reveals Petter Solberg, the 2014 and 2015 World Rallycross champion and present VW R improvement driver, sort out the Inexperienced Hell in a T-Roc R prototype. He says the ability and drivability ought to shock drivers when the automotive launches.

The primary thriller stays what’s below the hood, although the video appears to tip VW’s hand. We beforehand reported our spy photographers mentioned the engine and exhaust sound was fairly just like the Golf R, which employs a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four. We additionally heard rumors a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 from the Audi RS three was potential. The video, to our ears, appears to favor the latter engine. The noise sounds distinctively like a 5-cylinder, reasonably than a extra conventional turbo-Four.

2019 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy pictures – Picture through S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Both engine will doubtless pair to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.

Individuals should not fall in love with the concept of a T-Roc R, nevertheless. VW has already confirmed it has no plans to promote the common T-Roc in any type in america. As a substitute, we’ll obtain a distinct crossover mannequin sized smaller than the Tiguan. A teaser picture reveals we’ll doubtless see the mannequin take cues from the three-row Atlas. VW may also launch a mid-size Atlas Cross Sport within the U.S. to additional bolster its SUV lineup.

It stays to be seen if we’ll additionally see a racier model of our personal small crossover, and if not, we’ll be left watching the remainder of the world have all of the enjoyable.

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