New cars to buy: 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R waiting times are to be reduced with 1500 other cars

New cars to buy: 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R waiting times are to be reduced with 1500 other cars

A batch of 1,500 additional Volkswagen T-Roc R small SUVs – plus 300 special editions – are due in the coming months to reduce wait times.

waiting times for the 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R small performance SUV are to be reduced from six months to a few weeks, as a further 1500 copies have been secured for Australia.

Volkswagen Australia has today confirmed that it has “negotiated” an “excess production” for 1,500 additional examples of the small SUV T-Roc R to be produced over the next six months.

A company spokesman said drive The increased allocation of vehicles is intended to reduce the waiting times for a new T-Roc R from the current six months to “almost immediate delivery from February”.

These 1500 examples of the fully featured T-Roc R flagship model are in addition to a limited run of 300 T-Roc R “Grid Editions” due to hit local showrooms next month.

The Grid Edition removes elements such as Matrix LED headlights, a power driver’s seat, a power tailgate and blind-spot monitoring to avoid delays caused by a lack of computer chips.

It’s worth noting that the missing technology won’t be able to be built into vehicles at a later date, but could return in future models when semiconductor supply eventually returns to normal.

Pricing for the Grid Edition starts at $54,300 plus road cost – $6,000 off the standard T-Roc R ($60,300 plus road cost), which will be available starting January 1 with a $1,000 price increase. dollars was charged.

“We can accept supply bottlenecks for popular models or try to find solutions. Ours is a primary R market so in addition to securing additional T-Roc R production we will be offering a unique T-Roc R Grid Edition for Australia. ‘ said Michal Szaniecki, Director of Passenger Cars at Volkswagen Australia, in a media statement.

The allocation of additional T-Roc R performance SUVs for 1500 vehicles follows a batch of 1000 additional large Touareg SUVs that the automaker secured for Australia late last year.

These are bright spots after several years of inventory shortages for Volkswagen Australia, driven by factors ranging from new emissions regulations in Europe that limited supply and long gaps between old and new models, to production delays and parts shortages due to COVID-19 and war in Ukraine (which produces important electrical components).

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular journalist on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from leafing through car magazines at a young age to growing up surrounded by performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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