The German automaker is testing the Tiguan R for about three years, but the car is still not available at dealers of the brand. Instead, European customers are invited to purchase T-Roc R as an alternative to a powerful hatchback, the Golf R.
Based on the statement made undisclosed “source in the Volkswagen” at the IAA in Frankfurt am main in 2019, foreign media learned that the Tiguan with the prefix R in the title will not appear until 2021. It is known that a rapid prototype, close to the serial will show us next year when VW is also planning to launch an updated Tiguan. Australian journal continues to indicate that high-performance crossover will be a hybrid, as it will be only 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine.
Should not be too hard to count on the manual transmission, as it is believed that the Tiguan R will be offered exclusively with an updated 7-speed “robot” DSG, connected to all-wheel drive system 4Motion. Information about how much power will produce four-cylinder TSI yet, but with the advent of the new Golf R, which will be released in 2020 with a capacity of more than 300 HP, it would be wise to have this version of the crossover was at least such a power.
Updated Tiguan and its “charged” derivative R may not get a protracted life cycle, as the next generation of German crossover will allegedly appear in 2022. The current model has not received the long-known version of the coupe, but it looks like her replacement will take a more cool look, with a more sloping roof line. “Radical new look” and “more aggressive roof line” is what we know about the new product.
Meanwhile, one of the “charged” crossover from VW Group about the same size as the Tiguan R is coming up. We’re talking about a five-cylinder RS Q3, which may have been tested by Audi on the back of the Tiguan R Line.