Recently, the all-new 2021 VW Tiguan R version was spied testing at the Nurburgring and its whole body has been undisguised. Before you get too excited, we should point you that the VW Tiguan R is based on the short-wheelbase Tiguan and both models share plenty of similarities.
Obviously, VW Company is expanding its line-up of performance SUVs and the newest Tiguan R is following the recently launched T-Roc R. According to many reports, the Tiguan R would make its release later this year as a 2021 model.
2021 VW Tiguan R Design
The first spy photos of 2021 VW Tiguan R are available. This SUV has been caught testing during its handling assessment at the Nurburgring. At first glance, it looks like the base model. However, analyzing photos we can clearly see that this model is a high-performance Tiguan R.
On the front, we can see a slightly deeper front bumper with a full-width air-dam. We also noticed that the grille had been revised. At the back, the bumper features a new diffuser and a set of quad-exit exhaust tips, which indicates that this is no regular version. Moreover, the side profile reveals wider alloy wheels and R-badged blue callipers.
Inside, the new 2021 VW Tiguan R will feature more sporty cues than the outside. There is plenty of equipment that separates the Tiguan R-Line model from the regular one. For example, the standard kit of the R version includes leather-trimmed sports seats, a sports steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and a digital instrument cluster.
From the latest information, the upcoming model will be equipped with the eight-inch infotainment screen, three-zone climate control and a premium audio system. Moreover, the options list for the Tiguan R will be extensive than on the base one. Buyers can upgrade and customize the whole cabin.
2021 VW Tiguan R Under the Hood
The forthcoming VW Tiguan R is the performance SUV that needs a powerful mill. This model will feature the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Cupra Ateca. As such, it should have an output at least 300 horses and 400Nm of torque. Besides, we can expect that this model sent its power through all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
From the latest information that we got, the new model has achieved a great score at Nurburgring. The VW Tiguan R model is capable of running from 0 to 62 mph in just five seconds. This is excellent timing for such a big SUV. As for fuel consumption, we are still waiting for more information. However, we don’t doubt in VW and we can assume excellent efficiency.
2021 VW Tiguan R Release Date and Price
The latest 2021 VW Tiguan R will definitively shake the SUVs market with its release. From many gossips, this high-performance model will arrive later this year.
Moreover, we are hoping that the final version will be showed on some of the upcoming events. As for the price, the untrusted sources reveal that this model might starts at $50,000.