Especially for those buyers who want a bit more than the standard Tiguan, the R range is now available and will be Volkswagen’s most powerful SUV on the local market. Combining dynamic performance of a sports car with versatility of an SUV the R variant will produce an output of 235kW accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.
Featuring all-wheel drive the Tiguan will achieve a top speed of 250 km/h. The 2-litre four cylinder engine will produce a maximum torque of 400Nm as low as 2 100 rpm and will maintain this high level of torque up to 5 350 rpm. The new all-wheel drive system 4Motion which is also available in the Golf 8 R distributes power to all four wheels increasing handling and agility especially when cornering.
Lots of technology is offered including a powerful 18-inch brake system with blue brake calipers, a DCC chassis which has been lowered by 10mm to enhance stability. A driving profile sporty mode has been added and is activated by means of a blue R button on the new multi-function steering wheel. Separate large paddles are also situated on the sports steering wheel for manual control of the 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Style detail on the exterior features new R design bumpers, exterior mirror covers in matt chrome, high gloss black rear diffuser, black wheel housing extensions, 20-inch Misano alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, and Park Distance Control.
Inside the new R features premium Nappa leather seats with the ‘R’ logo, a customised Digital Cockpit with integrated lap timer and Carbon Grey decorative trim. Other standard features are the Discover Pro System with satellite navigation, wireless App-connector, and voice controls.
Looking for more to add to the feature list the buyer can choose from some options including trailer hitch, LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovic Exhaust, 21-inch Estoril alloys, Head-up Display, Mobiloe Charging System, Harman Kardon sound system, Area view camera, Park Assist, Park Distance Control and Rear view camera system. If that is not enough some options related to driving assist are also available such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assist, Park Assist and Trailer Manoeuvring System with Park Assist.
Tiguan R 2.0 TSI DSG 4Motion. R999 900
Standard 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/100 000km Easy Drive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.