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
    • IQ.DRIVE:
      • 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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