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Volkswagen T-Roc 2023: price of entry slashed to $35,990 amid increases on higher grades


The T-Roc Style and R-Line have had an equipment boost thanks to improved parts supply

The cost of entry into a new Volkswagen T-Roc small SUV has now dropped by $1110 thanks to a new City Life grade now added to the existing lineup. 

Pricing now starts from $35,990 before on-road costs for the all-new entry-level City Life variant, and runs right up to the high-performance T-Roc R that costs $61,990 before on-road costs. 

The new-to-market Volkswagen T-Roc City Life special edition will arrive in Australian showrooms from late Q3, 2023. 

2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line front 3/4 driving
The 2023 Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line

We’ve previously seen the City Life name on another Volkswagen small SUV, the T-Cross, which went on sale in 2021. 

For reference, pricing has increased by $1790 for the Style and $1890 for the T-Roc R-Line variants due to an addition to standard features. 

Other changes to the T-Roc family

Volkswagen T-Roc CityLife 2023 driving
The new addition to the T-Roc family: the City Life

The Style variant has had more standard equipment added, including satellite navigation and voice control, Digital Cockpit Pro, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and both blind spot monitoring and rear cross- traffic alert. 

The T-Roc competes with a wide range of vehicles in the popular small SUV segment, including the Skoda Kamiq (from $35,490), Toyota Corolla Cross (from $33,980), Hyundai Kona (from $26,900) and the Subaru Crosstrek (from $34,990). 

Volkswagen Australia says the T-Roc R-Line has also been updated, and now is fitted with features including Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, electrically-powered driver’s seat with memory function and both side assist and rear traffic alert. 

Volkswagen T-Roc R Grid Edition 2023 front 3/4 forest
The current Volkswagen T-Roc R Grid Edition

The T-Roc R Grid Edition and the full-blown R remain unchanged going forward. 

The T-Roc Style continues to be powered by the existing 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 110kW/250Nm, while the R-Line is powered by a more powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 140kW/320Nm

The T-Roc R variants are powered by a high-performance version of Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and produces 221kW/420Nm

VW Volkswagen T-Roc R 2022-22
The Volkswagen T-Roc R is priced from $61,990 before on-road costs

Volkswagen T-Roc 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • CityLife SE: $35,990 (NEW)
  • Style: $38,890 (+$1790)
  • R-Line: $47,090 (+$1890)
  • R Grid Edition SE: $54,300
  • R: $61,990