What should I be paying?
If you’ve been browsing the VW website recently then you’ll have noticed that orders are already open for the T-Roc R. Deliveries will apparently begin as early as November 2019 and prices will start from £38,450.
You’ll want to tick at least a few boxes on the options list – chief among which should be the aforementioned adaptive damping, or Dynamic Chassis Control as Volkswagen calls it. It’s £695 and seems well worth the investment.
The other big talking point on the options list is the £3,000 Akrapovic exhaust system. We haven’t driven a T-Roc R without it yet, and although it makes a few pops and bangs in Sport and Race modes, the noise is too distant and actually sounds better from outside the car. It’s pleasing to see VW offering the Akrapovic as an option, but you still get the four-pipe look with the standard setup and that’s quite a chunk of cash to save.
You can have the R in all of the standard T-Roc colours, but the Lapiz Blue Metallic that you see above is unique to the R and is the pick of the bunch. And for those who want a bit of lifestyle with their crossover, the R can still be optioned with a tow bar despite the new diffuser.