Volkswagen T-Roc R Now Available from €44,000

Volkswagen T-Roc R Now Available from €44,000 1 photo
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About two years after Volkswagen entered the small crossover market, the T-Roc R is finally available for order in Europe. Prices start from €43,995 in Germany before options and such.
We think 44k is a decent deal, since the Golf R starts from €45,700. You can get the Cupra Ateca a little cheaper, but there's no way of knowing which is the more enjoyable to drive right now.

What's a T-Roc? The question is understandable, considering the model is basically only sold in Europe. It's a tiny MQB-based crossover that's barely any more rugged than a Golf. As for the letter R, that should be something every Vdub fan knows about - it's the one that goes on all the performance cars.

The T-Roc R is supposed to be part of a new wave of R vehicles, which will include the Tiguan R and Arteon R, though all of them are taking way longer to develop than though. They're even changing the engine for the Tiguan. This new R 4x4 shares its power with the current Golf R, but also a small series of other vehicles, the most similar of which are the Cupra Ateca that's not a SEAT and the Audi SQ2.

If you know about any of those, the fact that the T-Roc makes 300 HP and 400 Nm of torque should come as no surprise. The little rascal is good for 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. Other rivals include the BMW X2 M35i, MINI Clubman JCW and upcoming Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic.

Even in the shortest of press releases, Volkswagen is already mentioning it wants more money for the options. This includes €3800 for the titanium exhaust system (Akrapovic is implied but not mentioned), 19-inch wheels for 820 euros and a big-brake pack.

We'd skip all those but get the optional DCC adaptive dampers, since the lowered suspension may compromise the T-Roc's normal comfort levels.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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