Volkswagen Car News
Following the launch of the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace earlier this year, Volkswagen has added R-Line editions to crown the range. Offered with a choice of 148 and 188bhp 2.0-litre TDI engines, the lower powered unit is offered in a choice of two- or four-wheel-drive with six-speed manual or seven-speed twinclutch DSG automatic transmission, while the 188bhp unit is offered with four-wheel-drive and the DSG gearbox. Oddly, the 236bhp BiTurbo engine that is available with SEL trim, isn’t offered in racier R-Line specification, which seems like an oversight to us. Priced at £2,315 more than the SEL trim level, additional equipment includes an R-Line bodystyling pack, 20-inch alloy wheels with self-sealing tyres, sports suspension, progressive steering, a drive mode selector, aluminium dashboard and door appliqués, black rooflining, front sports seats, stainless steel pedals, a sportier leather multi-function steering wheel and ‘R-Line’ door sill protectors. The five-model line-up is available to order now from £35,440 for the R-Line 2.0 TDI 2WD with 148bhp unit, rising to £40,045 for the R-Line 2.0 TDI 4Motion automatic with 188bhp powerplant.