Rapid T-Roc R to re­tail from £38k

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - YOUR CAR -

Volk­swa­gen has re­vealed that the new T-Roc R per­for­mance SUV will cost from £38,450.

This is the first time VW has given one of its SUVs to its R per­for­mance di­vi­sion since the Touareg R50 of 2008. It boasts 296bhp and 400Nm of torque, while the 0-60mph time is 4.7 sec­onds and its top speed is 155mph.

In the UK, buy­ers get 19-inch al­loy wheels as stan­dard, which are op­tional in other mar­kets, while eight paint colours are avail­able, in­clud­ing the R-spe­cific Lapiz Blue pic­tured here.

VW’s dy­namic chas­sis con­trol adap­tive damper sys­tem is of­fered as an op­tion at a cost of £695, which adds drive modes.

Claire Haynes, T-Roc prod­uct man­ager at Volk­swa­gen UK, said: “With the ar­rival of the R, the T-Roc again demon­strates the im­pres­sive ver­sa­til­ity of its pack­ag­ing, with the abil­ity to be a stylish and prac­ti­cal fam­ily SUV, a fun­fo­cused cabri­o­let or, now, a driver-fo­cused sports car.”

Its hot-hatch per­for­mance comes from the 2.0-litre, four-cylin­der petrol en­gine, which feeds power through a seven-speed dual-clutch au­to­matic trans­mis­sion and all-wheel drive.

It gets the same larger brak­ing sys­tem used in the Golf R, a sporty body kit and R badg­ing through­out the in­te­rior. dif­fer­ent The T-Roc R’s 296bhp 2.0-litre en­gine can rocket it from 0-60mph in 4.7 sec­onds and on to 155mph

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