Volkswagen Australia has scored a lucrative supply coup, securing some 1800 T-Roc R high-performance SUVs to satisfy local enthusiasts.

The company says it has “negotiated” production of more than 1500 regular T-Roc Rs in addition to 300 Australia-only T-Roc R Grid Editions for 2023.

“We can accept supply shortages of popular models or we can try to effect solutions,” said Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles director Michal Szaniecki.

“Ours is a primary R market so in addition to securing extra T-Roc R production, we’ll offer a unique to Australia T-Roc R Grid Edition.

“The result is more than 1800 examples of the T-Roc R will soon be ready for our customers, who are making the T-Roc one of Volkswagen’s defining vehicles of the 2020s and the T-Roc R comfortably our top-selling ‘R’ model.”

Volkswagen T-Roc R launched in Australia in September last year as the most affordable R model, now priced from $60,300 plus on-road costs (up $1000).

MORE: 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R review

The T-Roc R Grid Edition will be priced from $54,300 plus on-road costs.

Both use a 221kW and 400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a DSG and AWD, capable of a zero to 100km/h time of 4.9 seconds.

Volkswagen T-Roc R Grid Edition:

$54,300 before on-road costs

  • 2.0 litre TSI 221kW/400Nm
  • 7-speed DSG
  • 4Motion variable AWD
  • 19-inch Pretoria graphite alloy wheels
  • Black roof rails
  • Adaptive chassis control (adjustable damping)
  • Progressive steering
  • R exterior and interior styling
  • LED headlights with automatic high-beam
  • Exterior ambient lighting
  • Premium metallic paint
  • Proximity key
  • 9.2-inch navigation system with voice and gesture control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
    • Travel Assist
    • Active cruise control
    • Lane assist
    • Park Assist

Optional equipment:

  • Panoramic sunroof $2000

Volkswagen T-Roc R

$60,300 before before on-road costs

Additional equipment:

  • 19-inch Estoril alloys
  • Matrix LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist
  • LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • IQ.DRIVE extended:
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Proactive occupant protection system

Optional equipment:

  • Panoramic sunroof $2000
  • Black Style Package $1200
  • Beats audio system $800
  • Lapiz Blue matte décor inlays $250

MORE: 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R review

Mike Costello
Mike Costello is a Senior Contributor at CarExpert.
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