Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that it will offer the R-Line package on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. “The new trim package augments the all-new SUV’s sportiness with interior and exterior design elements that give it an even more dynamic appearance,” said the company in a note prior to unveiling the new feature at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The R-Line package enhances the robust list of equipment in the Tiguan SEL and SEL Premium trims with performance-inspired treatments. The sporty exterior styling details include 19-inch “Trenton” aluminum-alloy wheels for SEL trims and 20-inch “Braselton” aluminum-alloy wheels on SEL Premium trims.
Also included are R-Line badging; unique front and rear bumpers that incorporate stylish air intakes at the front and a diffusor in glossy black paint at the rear; and body color wheel arch extensions and side skirts.
Inside, the Tiguan R-Line models feature the R-Line logo on the start screen of Volkswagen’s Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB II). Other interior features include an R-Line steering wheel badge; black headliner; stainless-steel sport pedal covers; and stainless-steel door sills with the R-Line logo.
Like the standard Tiguan model, the R-Line will feature Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen’s advanced 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is available as an option.
The R-Line package on SEL trims has a MSRP of US$ 1,795, and includes front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot). The package MSRP for SEL Premium models (which already include ParkPilot) is US$ 1,495.
The Tiguan went on sale this summer and the R-Line package is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2018. The VW Tiguan for the North American market is built at the Puebla assembly plant.