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 different 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 fun-focused 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.