It has been long rumoured that Volkswagen will introduce an R version of its T-Roc crossover, and we will see just such a model at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The carmaker recently released an official sketch of the T-Roc R to give a taste of what to expect.

Unsurprisingly, it’s everything you’d expect a hot crossover to be, with aggressive bodywork being one of the most noticeable aspects. The front-end sports larger air intakes, while other cues like the R badging and side vents have already been applied on the R-Line package already released for the T-Roc.

Around the back, expect R-specific quad exhaust tips to be present, as seen in previous spyshots of prototypes, along with a sportier bumper design. A lower ride height is also another characteristic seen on development mules, along what appears to be more substantial braking power.

As for what lies under the bonnet, Volkswagen isn’t willing to discuss the matter just yet. However, there’s a high probability that the mechanical bits from the Golf R will be adapted for use in the T-Roc R. This includes a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine (310 PS and 400 Nm of torque), seven-speed DSG gearbox and the company’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

GALLERY: Volkswagen T-Roc R spyshots

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