- 1800 extra VW T-Roc allocated for Oz.
- “Will dramatically reduce wait times”
- Australia is a preferred market for hot ‘R’ models.
Volkswagen Australia has sourced an additional 1800 T-Roc from its Portugal factory to reduce waiting times as the supply chain begins to recover.
More than 1500 examples of the Volkswagen T-Roc R high-performance small SUV and more than 300 of the lower-priced limited edition T-Roc R Grid Edition will land in Australia and be “ready for customers soon”.
“We can accept the lack of supply of popular models or we can try to solve,” said Michal Szaniecki, Volkswagen’s director of passenger vehicles.
“We have a core R market, so, in addition to achieving additional T-Roc R production, we will be offering a unique T-Roc R Grid Edition for Australia.”
The sharp German-badged crossover SUV was launched locally last year as a sibling to the Golf R hatchback, priced at $60,300 before on-road costs.
Meanwhile, the Grid Edition debuted in December 2022 with less standard equipment, such as matrix LED headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and Nappa leather seats, making it the most affordable ‘R’ model. $54,300 before on-road for
All T-Roc R models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that sends 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The stock surge comes as the local arm negotiated an additional 1,000 units of its Touareg flagship large SUV last year, while battling an industry-wide component shortage that forced it to drop some features.
The Volkswagen Golf small car is currently on hiatus due to the lack of a chip that powers the reversing camera.