Volkswagen has added the new R-Line package to its Tiguan SUV lineup, giving it a sportier appeal. By adding the R-Line, Tiguan is not enhanced in performance but it is definitely more attractive and appealing due to its cosmetic changed. On the outside, Tiguan R-Line gets new set of 10” silver alloy wheels and new wheel arch extensions, a rear spoiler and new bumpers in front and rear.
R-Line logos are prominently displayed all along its exterior – on front grille, aluminum front door sills and carry on into its interior where the logo is seen on front seats, front head rests and on the stainless steel pedals, not to forget the multifunction steering wheel in aluminum inlay.
Tiguan R-Line possesses a choice of three engine options – 2.0 TSI 210 PS, 2.0 liter TDI with 140 or 170 PS. Prices range from £28,435 for the 2.0 liter TDI 210 PS while the 140 TDI BlueMotion engine variant is priced at £28,020 and 170 PS is priced at £28,700. Order books are open for the new Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line while deliveries will be effected by early 2013.
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NEW VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN R-LINE IS READY TO RETURN TO THE RANGE
Volkswagen has added a new trim level to its Tiguan line-up, the R-Line, which adds a number of unique and sporty styling touches inside and out.
Since it was added to the range, the Tiguan compact SUV has been a popular choice, with customers purchasing it in large numbers to make it the fourth best-selling Volkswagen after the Golf, Polo and Passat. In the first generation, the R-Line was one of the most popular Tiguan models, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of the total sales. Renewed for the latest model, the R-Line is now expected to be the choice of a quarter of Tiguan customers.
The new Tiguan R-Line is based on the already generous SE trim level, and adds bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels, painted in Sterling Silver with black wheelarch extensions, body-coloured unique front and rear ‘R’ design bumpers and rear spoiler, an R-Line logo on the front grille and aluminium front door sills with R-Line logo. Inside, the theme continues with front sport seats and two-tone upholstery, R-Line logo on the front head restraints, leather multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inlay and R-Line logo and stainless steel pedals.
As befits its sporty styling and position in the range, the R-Line is available with the Tiguan’s three most powerful engines. These are the 2.0-litre TSI with 210 PS and 4MOTION four-wheel drive, plus Volkswagen’s popular 2.0-litre common rail TDI engine with either 140 or 170 PS and 4MOTION. All R-Line models come with a standard six-speed manual gearbox. Carbon dioxide emissions for all models are under 200 g/km: the petrol model emits 199 g/km, while the diesels are at 150 and 158 g/km for the 140 and 170 PS respectively.
On the road prices start at £28,020 for the R-Line 140 PS. There is a £680 premium for the 170 PS diesel, with the petrol model costing £28,435.
The Tiguan R-Line is available to order now through Volkswagen Retailers, with the first cars arriving in January 2013. For more details please see the new Tiguan price list or visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.
Tiguan R-Line pricing (for full line-up see price list):
|R-Line||2.0-litre TSI 210 PS
6 spd manual
|R-Line||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS BlueMotion Technology
6 spd manual
|R-Line||2.0-litre TDI 170 PS
6 spd manual