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by Tim Beissmann

Volkswagen Australia says exchange rate and inflationary pressures have forced it to increase the price of a number of models across its passenger car range.

The increases, which range from $200 to $1000, apply to the majority of variants in the Polo, Golf hatch and wagon, Beetle and CC model lines.

The largest increase affects the Passat-based CC, which is up $1000 to $56,990 before on-road costs in 130TDI specification and $66,990 for the V6 FSI.

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The price of the Golf R has increased $750, now $52,740 for the manual and $55,240 for the DSG, while the 90TSI, 103TSI and 110TDI variants are up $300-$500. The Golf GTI and GTI Performance retain the pricing that was set in April.

The Beetle is also up $500, rising to $30,790 in manual form and $33,290 with the DSG, while Polo Trendline variants are up $200 – taking Volkswagen’s entry price point up to $16,490 – and Polo Comfortline variants have risen $300.

News of Volkswagen‘s price adjustments comes just days after CarAdvice revealed the pricing and specifications for the updated Jetta and Touareg models – the former now cheaper than ever before, priced from $22,790, the latter $4000 more at its bottom end, now $67,990.

Fellow German car maker Mercedes-Benz also raised the price of numerous models in its range at the start of the year.

 

Volkswagen price changes (prices before on-road costs):
Volkswagen Polo
66TSI Trendline manual $16,490 (+$200)
66 TSI Trendline DSG $18,990 (+$200)
81TSI Comfortline manual $18,590 (+$300)
81TSI Comfortline DSG $21,090 (+$300)

Volkswagen Golf hatch
90TSI manual $21,790 (+$300)
90TSI DSG $24,290 (+$300)
90TSI Comfortline manual $25,640 (+$400)
90TSI Comfortline DSG $28,140 (+$400)
103TSI Highline DSG $32,790 (+$500)
110TDI Highline DSG $35,290 (+$500)
R manual $52,740 (+$750)
R DSG $55,240 (+$750)

Volkswagen Golf wagon
90TSI DSG $25,840 (+$300)
90TSI Comfortline DSG $29,690 (+$400)
103TSI Highline DSG $34,340 (+$500)
110TDI Highline DSG $36,840 (+$500)

Volkswagen Beetle
Beetle manual $30,790 (+$500)
Beetle DSG $33,290 (+$500)

Volkswagen CC
130TDI $56,990 (+$1000)
V6 FSI $66,990 (+$1000)




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