Since its market debut in November 2017, the Volkswagen T-Roc have found its way to more than 200,000 homes, a roaring success for Volkswagen’s maiden entry to the compact crossover segment.

Volkswagen now plans to expand the car’s appeal with a performance-oriented variant for the T-Roc which will make its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

T-Roc R-Line, a glimpse of what’s in store with the T-Roc R?

The Volkswagen T-Roc R will be developed and tested by the brand’s R division featuring R-specific design bits as well as performance to match its sporty appearance, presumably the EA888 2.0-litre TSI unit from the Golf R that packs 290 hp and 380 Nm paired to a 7-speed DSG and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.

The development of the vehicle took place at Nürburgring and was supported by WRX World Champion Petter Solberg and Volkswagen works driver Benjamin Leuchter. Something tells us that the T-Roc R might have the firepower to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 and Audi SQ2.

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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.