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Volkswagen T-Roc R 2022 price confirmed at $59,300 in Australia


The Volkswagen T-Roc will officially go on sale in August to act as a high-riding alternative to the popular Golf R

Volkswagen has announced the T-Roc R small SUV will go on sale in Australia priced from $59,300 before on-road costs.

The T-Roc will go on sale in August where it will join the Tiguan R midsize SUV on showroom floors as Volkswagen extends its ‘R’ performance brand to SUVs in Australia for the first time.

Senior Volkswagen Australia product planners say that the T-Roc R’s sub-$60,000 positioning provides customers with a more direct replacement of the previous-gen Mk 7.5 Golf R, which cost $57,990 when it was discontinued. 

Volkswagen T-Roc R 2021 rear driving
Volkswagen has confirmed it will offer the T-Roc R from $59,300 before on-road costs in Australia

The new Mk 8 Golf R stepped up in price to $65,990 — creating room for the T-Roc R to enter as something of a high-performance price leader. 

When it arrives in Australian showrooms T-Roc R will compete in the budding performance-oriented small SUV segment against the Hyundai Kona N and Cupra Ateca.

T-Roc R power and performance

Volkswagen has armed the T-Roc R will its mainstay ‘EA888’ 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

The engine is cooped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that feeds power to the same Haltex-style all-wheel-drive system as the Mk 7.5 Golf R – rather than the more flexible and powerslide-friendly twin-clutch unit found in the Mk 8 Golf R.

The T-Roc R will also feature adaptive dampers as standard and progressive steering to provide a more dynamic driving ability in tighter bends.

Performance-focused design

Volkswagen designers have worked to make the T-Roc R more intimidating than the core range by fitting a more aggressive body kit and 19-inch ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels.

The interior benefits from a 9.2-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that is wisely paired with a wireless phone charging pad.

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A 9.2-inch touchscreen can be found inside

Volkswagen also offers a digital driver’s display in the T-Roc R which is likely the same 10.25-inch unit offered in European models. 

Rear occupants also benefit from tinted windows and ambient lighting which should make the interior a nicer place to be.

Cost extras also available

While only one grade is available, buyers can take their T-Roc R even further with the ‘Black Style Package’ which dresses the exterior in contrasting trim for an additional $1200 or add Lapiz Blue inlay inside the cabin for $250.

Buyers can also add a panoramic sunroof for $2000 and upgrade to a seven-speaker Beats premium audio system for an additional $750.

A full list of inclusions will be announced closer to the T-Roc R’s launch in August 2022.

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • 110TSI Style: $35,500
  • 140TSI Sport: $42,700
  • R: $59,300