Based on the five-seat 132TSI Comfortline, the new arrival is the first time an R-Line package has been added to this grade. Until now, the R-Line has been limited to the Highline grade, but this has proven popular with Tiguan buyers locally, accounting for 80 per cent of 162TSI Highline sales, according to Volkswagen Director of Customer Experience and Marketing Jason Bradshaw, leading to the introduction of the package on the Comfortline.
“Customers told us that they wanted this option for the 132TSI. We listened - here it is,” Bradshaw said.
On the Comfortline grade, the R-Line package brings both cosmetic and practical upgrades, starting with 19-inch Sebring alloy wheels and tinted windows outside, and two-tone ‘Race’ seats with cloth and microfiber trim inside.
Previously optional safety tech, including the Driver Assistance Package of Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist is standard on the R-Line, with the Gen 2 Active Info display added, too.
Drivetrain remains unaltered: a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, matched to a 7-speed DSG transmission and VW’s 4MOTION AWD system as standard. Listed outputs from this package are 132kW and 320Nm.
Other standard features include front and rear parking sensors, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, a rear-view camera, an easy-open tailgate, dynamic LED auto headlights, front fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, 3-zone climate control air con and an 8-inch Discover Media satnav system, as well as App-Connect and Media Control functions.
Standard paint finish is Pure White (pictured), with Tungsten Silver Metallic, Iridium Grey Metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect also available.
Options are limited to metallic paint (+$700) and an electric glass sunroof (+$2,000).
Priced from $46,990, excluding ORCs, the Tiguan 132TSI R-Line Edition is available now, limited to just 1,000 units for Australia.
See your Volkswagen dealer for more details.