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New Volkswagen Tiguan (2012) gets R-Line options

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700

2012 VW Tiguan gets R-Line options

The new VW Tiguan turned up earlier this year, looking for all the world like a mini-me VW Touareg.

But with the reveal of the 2012 Tiguan came no news of the R-Line add-ons which turned the old model Tiguan from a bit of a bland and boring-looking compact SUV, to something more appealing (as we discovered when we reviewed the old model VW Tiguan R-Line).

But now the 2012 Tiguan is in the showrooms VW has decided the time is right to offer a bit more pizzazz for the new Tiguan, so they’ve revealed R-Line packages for the interior and exterior.

Fortunately VW are a quite conservative bunch, so R-Line add-ons for a VW are subtle changes; they just make the Tiguan look more substantial and able, rather than looking like an explosion in a 1980s Halfords.

So the exterior R-Line option adds stuff like beefier front and rear bumpers, a black diffuser at the back, new 19″ alloys, roof spoiler and R-Line logos.

Just to make sure you can’t make too much of a mess of how the Tiguan looks by adding on the R-Line bits to the wrong colour Tiguan, choosing R-Line limits you to Candy white,  Deep Black pearl effect, Night blue metallic, Pepper grey and metallic Reflex silver metallic. Which are probably the only colours you should pick anyway.

If you opt for the interior R-Line package you’ll get sports seats in the front – finished in R-Line specific pattern – black headliner, aluminium pedals, a sports steering wheel and R-Line logos.

VW UK hasn’t released any prices for the R-Line options on the Tiguan yet, but in Germany they will cost €2,460 for the exterior pack and €2,120 for the interior pack (unless you have leather and then its €2,920).

Think GBP for the R-Line options and you won’t be far out.

By Cars UK