VW T-Roc R could be first in a new hot SUV range



T-Roc R under consideration as VW looks to expand its R portfolio focusing on SUV models

2017-05-25 15:10
Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess has revealed that Volkswagen is working on a range of hot SUVs that will wear the R badge as the German brand looks to expand its high-performance R product lineup. A VW T-Roc R would be likely to arrive first.
Speaking at the annual GTI Treffen VW meet at Lake Worthersee in Austria, Diess told Auto Express that while the GTI brand will be reserved for performance-oriented hot hatchbacks, the R brand has more potential.
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We have a second sub brand which is R. With R we are considering. GTI has something to do with the hatch and this size of car - we shouldnt expand this brand.
For high-performance SUVs there is definitely customer demand. There are some premium cars there already that are quite successful. I agree that it is a good fit for the brand.
Weve already seen that the SEAT Ateca Cupra is on the way, so a VW T-Roc R using the same platfrom and powertrain would be a likely candidate to arrive first.
Expect to see a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with around 300bhp in the SEAT, pulled from the Leon Cupra - and taking the related unit from the Golf R would seem a likely choice for the hot T-Roc.
The Touareg has already been offered in R50 guise, featuring a 345bhp 5.0-litre V10 diesel engine - but its unlikely that an engine of that size would appear again.
Do you like the idea of performance SUVs? Let us know in the comments...

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T-Roc R under consideration as VW looks to expand its R portfolio focusing on SUV models

2017-05-25 15:10
Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess has revealed that Volkswagen is working on a range of hot SUVs that will wear the R badge as the German brand looks to expand its high-performance R product lineup. A VW T-Roc R would be likely to arrive first.
Speaking at the annual GTI Treffen VW meet at Lake Worthersee in Austria, Diess told Auto Express that while the GTI brand will be reserved for performance-oriented hot hatchbacks, the R brand has more potential.
Best 4x4s and SUVs to buy now
We have a second sub brand which is R. With R we are considering. GTI has something to do with the hatch and this size of car - we shouldnt expand this brand.
For high-performance SUVs there is definitely customer demand. There are some premium cars there already that are quite successful. I agree that it is a good fit for the brand.
Weve already seen that the SEAT Ateca Cupra is on the way, so a VW T-Roc R using the same platfrom and powertrain would be a likely candidate to arrive first.
Expect to see a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with around 300bhp in the SEAT, pulled from the Leon Cupra - and taking the related unit from the Golf R would seem a likely choice for the hot T-Roc.
The Touareg has already been offered in R50 guise, featuring a 345bhp 5.0-litre V10 diesel engine - but its unlikely that an engine of that size would appear again.
Do you like the idea of performance SUVs? Let us know in the comments...

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