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Volkswagen T-Roc R 2023: cut-price Grid Edition to join line-up


Same 221kW turbo all-wheel-drive powertrain, but for $5000 less

The new Volkswagen T-Roc R will gain a cheaper variant when it launches shortly in Australia. 

The T-Roc R Grid Edition will cost $54,300 before on-road costs – $5000 less than the full-blown R variant. 

The new edition will retain the same 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine linked to Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 

The Volkswagen T-Roc R Grid Edition will have the same 221kW/400Nm as the regular T-Roc R

How will the Grid Edition be different to the standard T-Roc R?

You will be able to tell the difference between the two thanks to graphite 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels and black roof rails on the new T-Roc R Grid Edition. 

Inside, Volkswagen has swapped out the Nappa leather upholstery with cloth and microfleece seats. 

Leather seats have been swapped out for cloth and microfleece items

Like the T-Roc R’s bigger sibling, the Tiguan R, both will wear the Grid Edition badge to signify the limited series. 

The only option available for the T-Roc R Grid Edition will be a $2000 panoramic sunroof. 

Volkswagen T-Roc 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • T-Roc R Grid Edition: $54,300
  • T-Roc R: $59,300