The Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch is once again available for order after production bottlenecks halted its availability for nearly a year. This news follows a surge in sales of Volkswagen GTI and Golf R performance cars in 2023, making Australia the leading market for the T-Roc R and Tiguan R high-performance SUVs. After a slight lull in production, the availability of the Golf R has resumed, with 309 units delivered in the second half of 2023. Furthermore, 37 Golf Rs were sold in the first half of the year, and its popularity was evident in last year’s release of a special 20th-anniversary edition, which sold out in 30 minutes.
Volkswagen Australia has announced that upcoming deliveries of the Golf R are scheduled for June 2024. Pricing for the vehicle has risen to $70,590 plus on-road costs, reflecting a $3600 increase from before, attributed to a series of price hikes throughout the year, along with new equipment.
Sales for the Tiguan R surged in 2023 with 2,227 deliveries, compared to just 284 the year before, and production of the model has recently ended. The T-Roc R and Golf GTI also saw a significant boost in sales, thanks to increased stock supplied from overseas. The Touareg R high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV has also generated great interest, with 500 expressions of interest received since its price was announced in December 2023.
The steady demand for Volkswagen’s performance cars reflects a strong market for high-performance vehicles. Alex Misoyannis, an automotive journalist, has covered these industry developments extensively, bringing valuable insights to buyers and enthusiasts alike. With Volkswagen’s recent resurgence in the market, it is clear that the demand for quality and performance is a driving force in the industry.
Overall, these developments illustrate a strong resurgence in the demand for high-performance vehicles in Australia. With the availability of the Volkswagen Golf R back on the market and a surge in sales for other high-performance models, it’s evident that there is a strong demand for quality and performance in the automotive market. The investment and dedication in producing these vehicles will continue to meet the growing demand among enthusiasts and buyers alike, further solidifying Volkswagen’s position in the industry.