Volkswagen R Lineup Set To Grow, Four New Models Could Be In The Pipeline

The Volkswagen R lineup is a shadow of its former self but that could soon be changing.

According to Car and Driver, Volkswagen is preparing to bring the fight to Mercedes-AMG with variety of high-performance models which will help to reestablish the R brand. Nothing is official but the publication reports the company could offer a T-Roc R, a Tiguan R, and a Touareg R. Volkswagen may also be considering an Arteon R as well as a more extreme version of the Golf R.

Most of the models are expected to use a high-performance turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the Arteon R could potentially be equipped with a turbocharged VR6 engine. The Touareg R is also expected to eschew a four-cylinder engine but it remains unclear what will be found under the hood.

The report declined to say when the models could arrive but Volkswagen has been hard at work developing the Tiguan R. Spy photographers have already caught the crossover on multiple occasions and photos reveal the model will have a sporty body kit, large alloy wheels, and a sports exhaust system.

Volkswagen executives have also hinted at a T-Roc R but, if approved, it will likely be awhile before the model is launched.

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  • Craig

    Volkswagen’s – at best – look like a science teacher in a sport coat.

  • Gerald Michael

    Big farking deal. It’s not like VW will sell them here.

    • Arthur

      Even if they were sold here, good luck to VW trying to sway a traditional M car, AMG or S/RS Audi buyer to now buy a VW R model. They will be lucky to get noticed (outside of the Golf R that has a following/history) much less be seriously considered against aforementioned competitors.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        VW R models are not competing that far up. All those you mentioned are higher up the performance chain than the R model Vdubs so I doubt anyone is cross-shopping the brands at this level. With the exception of the Golf R, the RLine is trim only. Golf R gets more power than a base Golf but a ,say, CC RLine gets the same engine as a Sport or ANY 2.0T VW model. Think Audi S-Line.

  • Merc1

    Now why can’t we have the SWB Tiquan in the U.S. in that trim? It would kills the segment, but now VWoA is too stupid.


    • Auf Wiedersehen

      We do get to keep the previous model Tiguan for the SWB. yay… I hate the previous model interior.

  • Mark S

    Not Available Motors.

  • If course we know this is not for USA…smh

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    And none of which will likely be headed to the US….go ahead, say it…

    I think the comments speak volumes about how the US VW buyers feel….

    Eff you VW!

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