Tiguan is the compact crossover SUV that is one of the most versatile units on the market. Thanks to upgrades and various trim levels, it can offer something for everyone. But, during years, the R-Line established itself as the best upgrade. The package is making the SUV sportier. The 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line is bringing some novelties. First of all, it is going to offer more features, on more trim levels. But, the most recent spy photos are unveiling one of these could be the Tiguan R.
This is the high-output package available for T-Roc subcompact SUV and the famous hatchback – Volkswagen Golf. We are pretty sure this version is on the way thanks to the spy photos of the rear end where quad exhaust tips are shown. Of course, the company will keep this info until the debut, and the vehicle is set to arrive as the 2021 year model. Well, we will be patient to wait for it.
2021 VW Tiguan R-Line Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line will be a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It is capable to create 185 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard and the power travels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The downside of this engine is the fuel economy. The consumption is above average, thanks to the overall weight. Tiguan is the heaviest compact SUV. However, it is still capable to tow 1,500 pounds.
The feature that will make you drive the 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line is the AWD setup and various drive modes. The power goes to the front or rear wheels, or left to right, depending on where SUV needs it the most. Besides that, you will be able to choose the most suitable drive mode for the surface and terrain conditions. On-road and Off-Road are standard. You can customize the other one, and there is also the Snow mode. The on-road mode will offer you four setups for drive – Normal, Eco, Sport, and Custom.
Spy Photos Are Unveiling the Tiguan R
The refreshment of the season with be the high-performance model of the compact vehicle. Volkswagen already confirmed the new T-Roc R, and it is based on the Golf R. Now, the lineup is growing. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R has nothing to do with R-Line. Well, it has, since this package will be part of the high-output version. The quad-exhaust system is showing this is not only a rumor. However, the company is not confirming it yet.
We expect to see the same drivetrain for the 2021 VW Tiguan R as for its siblings. It is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. However, this time it is capable to burst nearly 300 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque. To handle this amount of power, engineers are replacing the standard gearbox. Instead of an 8-speed, there is a seven-pace dual-clutch transmission. Also, the all-wheel drive system is Haldex. VW performance delivers a 17-inch brake.
The Tiguan R sits lower than the standard model. It will also get special upgrades, such as spoilers and unique graphics. Of course, R badges are present outside and inside. Max speed will be 155 mph and the is version is going to need just over 5 seconds to accelerate 0-60 mph.
2021 VW Tiguan R-Line Features
The sporty package of the compact SUV will make it more appealing. This package appeared on last year’s models for the first time. For US customers, it is currently available for SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. Besides the R model, the 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line will appear as the base version. This package brings 19-inch alloy wheels. Eventually, buyers can pick 20-inchers. Of course, there are few other parts that will make R-Line different from other versions. These are body color side skirts, special bumpers, and a lot of badges around the vehicle.
Inside, there are more upgrades on the steering wheel, headrests, and door panels. Again, badging will make you not miss the point. Of course, upper quality materials are used for the interior. The 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line will take advantage of the next-gen MIB infotainment. One thing will remain the same – the R-Line welcome animation.
2021 VW Tiguan R-Line Prices, Release Date
The compact crossover is getting old. It might happen the 2021 YM will start the new generation. In that case, the number of updates will be higher. However, the 2021 VW Tiguan R-Line will be the most exciting model in the lineup, with or without R Performance version. Currently, this package is worth $2,000. Available with SEL package, it costs $34,000. The base model is going to cost around $27,000. On the other hand, the high-end version is much more expensive. The 2021 VW Tiguan R will cost at least $40,000 and it can also hit $50k mark.