Sports car performance and satisfying SUV functionality used to be mutually exclusive. But no longer. The Tiguan R proves it’s possible to have spaciousness and practicality while also unleashing your wild side. With its refined driving comfort, precision ride and handling, roomy cabin space and thrill-a-minute performance, the Tiguan R could just be the SUV with everything.
There’s nothing like the feel of the R Sports steering wheel in your hands. Soft press the glowing R button on the steering wheel to toggle through a range of driver profile selections, or hard press it to instantly engage exciting Race mode. Decorative blue stitching, large racing shifting paddles and an R badge with blue highlights in the bottom spoke all reveal this to be no ordinary steering wheel.
The Tiguan R makes a bold design statement with aggressive styling inspired by motorsport. A large gloss black lower air intake, prominent bumpers with gloss black accents, quad chrome tail pipes and appealing R badges front to rear all serve to confirm the Tiguan R’s stunning performance pedigree.
There’s no mistaking the sporty allure of the Tiguan R, with its hunkered stance, assertive body styling and uniquely compelling design elements that can only ever be found on a Volkswagen performance vehicle.
You’ll appreciate the superior stopping power of the Tiguan R’s signature blue brake callipers, which are a striking visual complement to the SUV’s aerodynamic 21” Estoril alloy wheels.
Enjoy panoramic views and let the sun stream into the cabin when you choose the Tiguan R’s optional panoramic electric glass sunroof.
You’ll feel ready for any driving challenge when you’re sitting in the Tiguan R’s supportive seats with Nappa leather2 and headrests featuring eye-catching embossed R logos.
Audiophiles will be blown away by the precision sound emitted by the Tiguan R’s optional Harman Kardon premium audio system with ten speakers and powerful 480w amplifier. Set the mood by choosing from one of four pre-configured sound settings – Pure, Chill Out, Live and Energy – to create the perfect listening experience for your favourite music.
Customise your climate zone with the Tiguan R’s practical and luxurious 3-Zone Climate Control. Simple climate touch controls are available to both driver and front passenger, while passengers in the rear have full control over the temperature in their zone.
Performance driving requires perfect vision, which is exactly what you get with the Tiguan R’s IQ.LIGHT matrix LED headlights. Featuring Dynamic Light Assist and dynamic indicators, the headlights project a brilliantly bright beam onto the road ahead. For that extra-special ‘R’ welcome the front doors also cast an R-logo symbol onto the ground below.
The Tiguan R’s customisable Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster and Discover Pro Navigation System offer a fully digital driver display landscape that puts you at the helm. There’s nothing you can’t control when you’re sitting at the wheel.
The Tiguan R’s extensive range of driver aids makes every journey a pleasure. Travel Assist allows for partially automated driving across a range of speeds, while Front Assist adds a layer of protection by intervening to brake the Tiguan R when a collision with a pedestrian, vehicle or stationary object is judged to be imminent.3
The Tiguan R’s fearless design, incorporating flowing lines, bold contours and signature R performance features, will leave your pulse racing.
Total control and comfort is yours when you drive a Tiguan R. Incite your senses with the multifunction sports steering wheel, pamper them with the Black Carbon Nappa leather2 appointed seats.
With an impressive 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque on tap, the Tiguan R can launch from 0–100km/h in just 5.1 seconds. The 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine will leave you out of breath and wanting more.
All-wheel-drive 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring helps you maintain speed into corners and accelerate out the other side with absolute confidence. By distributing engine output not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels, the Tiguan R delivers satisfying grip and stability.
No parking challenge is too great in the Tiguan R. Avoid the stress of reversing into tight spaces with semi-autonomous parking technology that makes every park a breeze.3
Every Tiguan R is equipped with comprehensive safety features as standard, providing the best possible protection for driver and passengers. Clever Emergency Assist technology ensures the vehicle is brought to a safe stop in the event that a driver is incapacitated, while a comprehensive array of airbags, including driver and front passenger airbags, driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags front and rear, offer optimal protection. 3
2. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather.
3. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.