“We can accept supply shortages of popular models or we can try to effect solutions,” Mr Szaniecki said. “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 1,800 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 attainable R model, now priced from $60,300 MRP plus on-road costs.
Next month this will be followed by the T‑Roc R Grid Edition priced from $54,300 MRP plus on-road costs.
Both are unmatched in the compact SUV segment for a combination of power, performance and practicality, with a 221kW and 400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and zero to 100km/h performance in 4.9 seconds.