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Spied: Hotter Volkswagen T-ROC R seen at the Nurburgring

Spied: Hotter Volkswagen T-ROC R seen at the Nurburgring image

Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | September 20, 2017 16:20

Prototype Volkswaen T-ROC R sighted with no disguise, could debut in Geneva next year

Volkswagen's B-segment crossover will soon be available with over 300 PS. How so? Well the automaker was recently spotted at The Green Hell with a souped-up T-ROC.

Spied: Hotter Volkswagen T-ROC R seen at the Nurbugring

According to our spies, the blue crossover seen there is apparently the prototype version of the T-ROC R. Supposedly based off the Golf R, it will have the same powertrain as its hot hatch counterpart along with a slightly reworked exterior.

The engine will reportedly be the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo that generates 314 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Other details about its powertrain remain a mystery but a new exhaust system and beefier brakes are expected to become a part of the package.

Spied: Hotter Volkswagen T-ROC R seen at the Nurbugring

As for its exterior styling, it gets subtle updates including new LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and a quad exhaust system. Beyond that, almost everything carries over from the standard T-ROC.

Spied: Hotter Volkswagen T-ROC R seen at the Nurbugring

It's highly likely that it will be making its official debut during the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.