Strong supply of the T-Roc SUV and the launch of the new Amarok ute have Volkswagen confident it’ll sell up to 20 per cent more cars this year than in 2022.

    “If things continue the way they are, we’ll still look at a conservative 20 per cent lift in sales,” said a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson.

    “You’ve got to think, we finished last year with no Amaroks. As a Volkswagen brand with T-Roc and Amarok leading the charge, we expect 2023 to be significantly better.”

    Volkswagen sold 30,946 cars in 2022, down from 40,770 in 2021. A 20 per cent bump would see the brand sitting at around 37,000 sales for the total of 2023.

    Along with the T-Roc small SUV – which should have strong stock across its entire range, from entry-level Style to range-topping R – the brand has plenty of T-Cross and Touareg SUVs to sell.

    All-wheel drive versions of the Tiguan SUV will be hard to come by moving forward, but the Volkswagen spokesperson said there are plenty currently with dealers.

    The base 110TSI Life and range-topping Tiguan R will remain available for customers, while supply of the Mexican-made Tiguan Allspace seven-seater should remain steady.

    When it comes to the R, Volkswagen Australia says it has secured solid supply for our market going forward.

    It expects to have dealt with the worst of its order backlog over the coming month, and is forecasting shorter waits for new buyers throughout 2023.

    “We’re pleased to say the Tiguan R will go back on order, effective immediately, and from about quarter two we should start to see a real upswing in supply,” the Volkswagen Australia spokesperson told media.

    Volkswagen says it should have up to 10 times more Tiguan Rs to sell this year than in 2022.

    As for the Amarok? Two ships worth of cars have arrived, and supply will be solid throughout 2023.

    “Because we get cars out of South Africa, we have about a three-week time to the first port [in WA],” the spokesperson said.

    “We’re the number one market for Amarok. As far as we can say right now, there will good stock of Amarok.”

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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