The new Volkswagen Tiguan R has arrived as the range-topper for the firm’s compact SUV, bringing performance and a spacious interior in one good-looking package. The regular Tiguan has already made quite the impact, so it’s likely that this new go-faster version will appeal to even more people.
Let’s take a look at some of the features it has to offer.
In a similar vein to the interior, the exterior of the Tiguan R expresses just a few small changes over the standard car. The front of the car boasts a large chrome grille framed by LED headlights, while large gloss air intakes sit underneath.
Around the back, you’ve got the quad exhaust pipes which have become a trademark of Volkswagen ‘R’ models, while wider sills and a black diffuser help to give the car even more presence on the road.
The regular Tiguan’s interior is a smartly finished and great-looking place to be, so Volkswagen hasn’t messed with the formula too much. However, you do get performance touches such as sport seats trimmed in an eye-catching blue-black cloth, while the multifunction steering wheel now incorporates an ‘R’ button which gives quick access to the car’s various driving modes.
Plus, you still get the standard Tiguan’s large boot and spacious rear seats, meaning that just because this car has performance to hand, it doesn’t lack practicality either.
Arriving as the flagship for the Tiguan range means that the R boasts a high level of standard equipment. You get Volkswagen’s excellent digital cockpit, alongside keyless entry and start. You also get heated front seats and a rear-view parking camera fitted as standard too.
A large central display is where you’ll access features such as satellite navigation and media functions, while a range of driver assistance systems are also fitted as standard.
If there’s something the Tiguan R can deliver, it’s performance. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine kicks out 316bhp, allowing for a 0-60mph time of just 4.7 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph. You also get four-wheel-drive to help provide better traction in damp or slippery conditions.
You can also upgrade the regular exhaust for a more performance-orientated Akrapovic version, which brings an even more raucous note to the Tiguan.
The Tiguan R technically sits as the ‘top’ specification in the range, meaning there’s no way to deviate from the standard equipment it offers. However, with such a comprehensive list of equipment it’s unlikely that people will be left wanting for more features.
You get 21-inch alloy wheels as standard, as well as adaptive chassis control and adaptive cruise control. Three-zone climate control is thrown in too alongside Bluetooth connectivity, DAB digital radio and blue brake calipers.
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