Volkswagen T-Roc R will likely have upgraded engine and sporty mechanicals compared to the standard model
We have reported earlier that Volkswagen is preparing a new subcompact SUV and brought you the spied images of the test prototypes. In order to respond to the growing craze in the mass markets for affordable SUVs and crossovers, Volkswagen is delving deep on a new global vehicle that could effectively set the standards for the brand in the markets like India where affordability and VFM nature of the product are very significant.
However, in a recent internet speculation, it seems that VW is also working on a hotter version of the upcoming sub-compact model. The T-Roc concept set the tone for the new SUV and the design language of the production-ready version appears to have a sharp stance rather than the premium exterior that was originally showcased in its study form.
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The brand’s boss Herbert Diess spoke of the matter during the Worthersee event in Germany and he gave glimpses of the naming strategy and performance models destined for the future which includes the hotter version of the T-Roc still in the early stages of its design. Volkswagen looks to be contend with the three performance models it currently has.
Another sub-brand called R is considered for the SUV we are talking about here. It is to be remembered that Volkswagen’s head of development Frank Welsch stated the similar thing and he agreed that using the GTI for an SUV does not fit well within the lineup as the talks about “R” sub-brand started to emerge.
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The standard T-Roc subcompact SUV will be based on the same platform as the next generation Polo as well as the popular Golf. It will come equipped with either 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol or 1.6-litre diesel as well a larger 2.0-litre diesel. As the T-Roc is expected to be out soon in the coming weeks, keep your eyes peeled for further information and pictures.