Volkswagen re-opens Golf R orders after file 12 months for efficiency gross sales


Volkswagen Australia is reopening orders for the Golf R after an enormous 12 months for its efficiency car vary.

Gross sales of Volkswagen’s GTI and R fashions elevated by 264 per cent in Australia in 2023, regardless of Golf R orders being paused for a lot of the 12 months.

With Golf R orders re-opened, the subsequent deliveries are anticipated from June 2024.

It had paused orders in February 2023 as a result of part shortages, however nonetheless managed to ship 37 examples within the first half of the 12 months plus a stronger 309 within the second half.

All the GTI and R vary is due to this fact now again on sale – aside from the Golf R wagon, axed final 12 months – and will likely be bolstered by the brand new Touareg R in April.

Volkswagen bought 5499 GTI and R automobiles in Australia in 2023, and our nation was the primary marketplace for the Tiguan R and T-Roc R.

The Tiguan R was the best-selling mannequin in Volkswagen’s efficiency car vary with 2227 gross sales (up 684 per cent on 2022’s tally), adopted by the T-Roc R and R Grid Version (1846 gross sales mixed, up 226 per cent).

The model’s sizzling hatches have been additional again, however nonetheless grew in gross sales. Volkswagen bought 346 Golf Rs (up 129 per cent), 693 Golf GTIs (up 87 per cent), and 387 Polo GTIs (up 178 per cent).

Volkswagen says it might promote the Polo GTI in better volumes if provide was stronger. The corporate has been grappling with provide points for a number of fashions over the previous few years.

Although the Tiguan R is Volkswagen’s best-selling efficiency car in Australia, no substitute has been confirmed for it. Nevertheless, Volkswagen says it’s nonetheless on sale, with deliveries into the third quarter of 2024.

The Touareg R will sit atop Volkswagen’s efficiency vary, whereas additionally serving because the model’s first plug-in hybrid entry in Australia.

It’s priced at $129,990 earlier than on-road prices, and Volkswagen says it has obtained 500 expressions of curiosity because it introduced pricing in December.

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