the VW T-Roc R

2.0-R4-turbo diesel, 300 HP (221 kW), 400 Nm@2000 rpm, 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, all-wheel drive
performance: from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 s, top 250 km/h
weight: L/B/H = 4,35/1,82/1,57 m, 1575 kg, Trunk 392-1237 l
consumption: factory 7.7 l/100 km, 176 g of CO2/km, energy k. A.
price: from 49’400 Swiss francs

Jost Capito (60) has a lot. Among other things, the German, the Swiss formula 1 team Sauber. Since June of 2017 he should now Volkswagen game Department named R on front man to bring. The new T-Roc is the first Crossover in the R-family. To do this, he has to get the four-cylinder Turbo of the Golf R. And was Switzerland in the past, in some months the best-selling Golf.

“We have operated in the suspension very much development effort, says Capito. The roof load of 75 kilograms, had to be maintained, and the SUV for Not a living hauling cars, not made the task easier. On the other hand, the fine Seat daughter Cupra builds a 300-HP-Ateca on the same technology base; since you could learn for sure.

300 HP and sport exhaust system

On the highway, the T Roc R proposes, thanks to its 300 HP, a sprint time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h very wacker. The optional sport exhaust system supplier, Akrapovič on Board, the SUV of the warning-now-come-I Symphony: from the throaty the bursts of sound for up to boller, if one goes from the Gas. The standard average fuel consumption is 7.7 liters per 100 kilometers. However, when the T-Roc to fly, is likely to be exceeded this value. “A lot of horses a lot of hay”, smiles Jost Capito.

Fast around the corners thanks to four-wheel drive

In the Comfort driving mode, it goes fast and, despite the 19-inch-pre-Mature comfortable. Straight, only the front wheels for the drive are responsible, but at the slightest sign of slip, the rear axle participates via a Haldex clutch. You switched to the Race mode, it goes fast around the corners, however, the slope and the high centre of gravity can be expensive not deny. The Portrait-VW pushes over the front wheels, as soon as it is properly snappy back-and-forth. And, unfortunately, the steering system then a high level of return requires actuating forces. Better the individual configuration: throttle response and dual-clutch transmission on Sport, the steering is on Normal.

The seats are comfortable and the Infotainment with 8-inch Touchscreen for the operation a little mystery. The graphics but no current VW level, and the hard plastic Cockpit flatters more to the eye as the sense of touch. The prices start from 49’400 Swiss francs. But in Switzerland, the R is paid surcharge in the case of Golf and often.