It took Volkswagen almost a year after the company launched the R-Line trims for its Tiguan crossover in the rest of Europe, but the interior and exterior packages have finally made it to the United Kingdom where they will be offered together as a new grade level.
The new Tiguan R-Line is based on the SE trim grade. On the outside, it adds features such as bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels, painted in Sterling Silver with black wheel arch extensions, unique front and rear ‘R’ design bumpers and rear spoiler, an R-Line badge on the front grille and aluminium front door sills with R-Line logo.
Inside, the "R" theme continues with front sport seats and two-tone upholstery, R-Line logo on the front head restraints, a leather multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inlay and R-Line logo and stainless steel pedals.
In the UK, the R-Line is available with the Tiguan’s three most powerful engines, including the 207bhp (210PS) 2.0-litre TSI with 4MOTION and the 2.0-litre common rail TDI engine with either 138bhp (140PS) or 168bhp (170PS) and 4MOTION.
On the road prices begin at £28,020 for the R-Line 2.0-liter TDI with the petrol model costing £28,435.
According to the German automaker, the R-Line is extremely popular with Tiguan buyers in the UK, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of the total sales in its first generation.