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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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VW's first SUV with a GTI badge?

Ever since the T-Roc released there have been rumors about higher performance trims. Such models are quite rare for this segment, but we have seen similar variants from Nissan's Nismo badge. Seeing as how the T-Roc is already borrowing its powertrain from the Golf, there is no reason why it couldn't share the tuning found in the GTI model. If Volkswagen does decide to go this route, that could mean a 200+hp crossover, equipped with standard 4Motion AWD and a 0-60 sprint time of less than 7 seconds.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 02:53 PM
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I would almost rather that VW doesn't dilute the GTI badge by starting to offer it on their crossovers. And considering they already had to discontinue the base Golf GTI due to new WLPT regulations, it may be a risk they aren't willing to take with their new models.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:34 PM
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VW Group might be better of leaving that to Audi.

Right now they're no where near where they need to be to offer higher performing CUV's and SUV's.
Focusing more on establishing models that will be their bread and butter for years to come takes priority.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 02:55 PM
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At least there are already whispers that they'll be expanding the trim levels with a cabriolet. I think that model could do a lot for interest in the T-Roc because there isn't another crossover on the market that's offered as a convertible.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2018, 05:28 PM
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I honestly think they should take a page from Jeep's book of offering panel roof's. Yes they should also have more premium offerings but if they can better cater to lower prices and still have an appealing product, its essential to the success they've been lacking all these decades.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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VW Group might be better of leaving that to Audi.

Right now they're no where near where they need to be to offer higher performing CUV's and SUV's.
Focusing more on establishing models that will be their bread and butter for years to come takes priority.
A proper R variant of the T-Roc has already been spotted testing on the Nürburgring. We don't have any official specs yet, but its welcomed with all the changes to performance trims we've seen across their lineup lately.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 05:40 PM
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A proper R variant of the T-Roc has already been spotted testing on the Nürburgring. We don't have any official specs yet, but its welcomed with all the changes to performance trims we've seen across their lineup lately.
Even without spec's it can be too hard to speculate what it can be like. VW has to make a competitive product and that requires fulfilling needs that are already being met and at scale.

Power and performance being a big focus obviously, I would like to see it have at least 300-315 horsepower and torque in the high 200 range.
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