VW Introduces the Tiguan R-Line at the LA Auto Show

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

The LA Auto Show has barely kicked off and already Volkswagen has debuted the latest version of the Tiguan: the R-Line.

Possessed of the same 2.0-liter TSI engine as the regular Tiguan, pumping out the same 184 hp as the standard models, the R-Line brings aggressive aesthetic touches to the Tiguan lineup.

Available on both the SEL and SEL Premium trims, the R-Line package adds 19-inch “Trenton” alloy rims to the SEL, and 20-inch “Braselton” rims to the SEL Premium trim.

Along with the rims, VW has added new bumpers that highlight the air inlets, a diffusor finished in gloss black out at the back, body-color wheel arch extensions, and sideskirts. Finally, the addition of R-Line badges completes the look.

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Inside, the start screen on the infotainment console shows off the R-Line badge, as do the stainless steel door sills and the steering wheel. Stainless steel also adorns the pedals, while the headliner is finished in black.

Expected to go on sale in early 2018, the R-Line package will add an extra $1,795 to the SEL trim, and an extra $1,495 to the SEL Premium trim.

A version of this story originally appeared on VWVortex

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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