The new Volkswagen Tiguan R is now available in South Africa
  • The Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market
  • The Tiguan R will be available from Volkswagen dealers from October 2022

In the first week of October, Volkswagen will be launching its most powerful SUV, the Tiguan R, in the local market. The Tiguan R will join Volkswagen’s T SUV range in South Africa which currently consists of the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg.

The new Tiguan R combines the dynamic performance of a sports car with the variability of a SUV. With a power output of 235kW, the Tiguan R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Featuring an all-wheel drive system, the Tiguan R, with a top speed of 250 km/h, fascinates with outstandingly agile and confident handling. The four-cylinder engine provides its maximum torque of 400Nm as low

as 2 100 rpm and maintains this high torque at a constant level up to 5 350 rpm. This power is distributed to the four wheels by the new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring, which is also available in the new Golf 8 R. With the new all-wheel drive system, handling agility, particularly when cornering, has been improved. With this system the Tiguan R sets a new benchmark for SUV driving dynamics.

The Tiguan R’s technical equipment includes a powerful 18-inch brake system with blue brake calipers, a DCC chassis (with adaptively controlled shock absorbers) lowered by 10mm and a driving profile selection enhanced for the Tiguan R with an additional R profile. This sporty mode can be activated by means of a blue R button on the new multi-function sports steering wheel. This is also equipped with separate large paddles for manual control of the 7-speed DSG® gearbox.

Exterior features of the new Tiguan R include bumpers in ‘R’ design, exterior mirror covers in matt chrome, a high-gloss black rear diffuser, black wheel housing extensions, 20-inch Misano alloy wheels, Lights and Vision Package, panoramic sunroof and Park Distance Control (front and rear). The new Tiguan R also comes available with a choice of six exterior colours.

In the interior, the Tiguan R sets itself apart with standard features such as premium Nappa leather seats with an ‘R’ logo, a customised Digital Cockpit with an integrated lap timer, as well as a Carbon Grey decorative trim. Additional standard features include the Discover Pro system with satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control as well as Keyless Entry with safelock and an electric tailgate and luggage compartment and the panoramic sunroof.

Optional features in the Tiguan R include the trailer hitch, IQ.Light LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovič Exhaust, 21-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Head-Up Display, Mobile Inductive Charging System, Harman Kardon sound system, Area view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, Rear view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, IQ.DRIVE: Adaptive Cruise Control (which can be coupled with Lane change assist with side assist, park assist and autonomous emergency braking) as well as the Trailer Manoeuvring System with Park Assist.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Tiguan R 2.0 TSI 235kW DSG® 4MOTION - R999 900

The Tiguan R comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti- corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Pricing for the new Volkswagen Golf R will be announced closer to the launch date in 2023.