2017 Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line image

The German automaker has finally entered the highly contested subcompact crossover genre, and it’s landing in front of the worldwide audience of the Frankfurt Motor Show with all spicy details and the top of the line R-Linve version for the T-Roc.

The T-Roc will represent VW – next to the Seat Arona – in the rapidly expanding subcompact SUV segment, and arrives at dealerships in Europe pretty fast – this November. The T-Roc finally brings a much-needed design refresh for the VW brand, and also a youthful, colorful appearance in the cabin – much needed, since we grew tired of the sober VW interiors a long time ago. The performance-oriented customer can also opt for the optional R-Line packages for both the interior and exterior. Design-wise, the R-Line features an aerodynamic bodykit with new front and rear bumpers, a diffuser for the rear while on the inside there are stainless steel pedal caps, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a black headliner, among others.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line 2

The T-Roc comes with the usual array of VW powertrains. Petrol options include a 1.0-liter TSI good for 114 horsepower, the new 1.5 TSI with 150 hp and the 2.0 TSI developing 190 hp. The diesel side is comprised of a 1.6-liter with 114 hp (85 kW) or a 2.0-liter delivering either 150 or 190 hp. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with power delivered to the front or all four wheels.