Volkswagen will use subsequent month’s 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present to preview a brand new efficiency crossover SUV at the moment within the works.
The automobile is the T-Roc R we have spied testing on the Nürburgring, and its preview will come within the type of a thinly veiled idea, proven right here in a teaser sketched launched by VW on Thursday.
Earlier than you get too excited, notice that the common T-Roc is not bought in the USA so neither will the R model. That is a disgrace as a result of there is likely to be a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 underneath the hood. The identical engine is discovered within the Audi RS three and TT RS, the place it delivers 400 horsepower.
The T-Roc R can even sport distinctive entrance and rear fascias with a extra aggressive design to what’s discovered on the common T-Roc. Little doubt there can be a performance-tuned chassis. World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg, who doubles as a growth driver for VW’s R division, has been serving to high-quality tune the automobile.
Whereas the T-Roc R is not certain for the U.S., there’s nonetheless the prospect we see the identical mechanical bundle in Audi’s redesigned Q3 RS. The present Q3 RS is not bought right here however there are rumors the next-gen mannequin will.
We’ll have extra particulars quickly because the Geneva auto present begins March 5. To find out about a number of the autos certain for the Swiss present, head to our devoted hub.