Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by Victor A
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R is the latest VW car to receive the R treatment, which means a sportier design and enhanced performance.
Currently, Volkswagen has made a Golf R, a T-Roc R, Touareg R, and it’s preparing an ID R.
The R treatment means that the SUV now boasts of a more aggressive design, more power, upgraded suspension (lowered), stiffer springs, and launch control.
What’s new in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R
For the exterior design, the Tiguan R receives some upgrades which allows it to stand out from the other versions while adding a touch of aggressiveness.
It also comes with a bunch of standard equipment that usually comes as options in most Volkswagen cars.
Some of the exterior features of the Volkswagen Tiguan R are:
- A roof spoiler
- R badging
- Aggressive front and rear bumper
- Rear diffuser
- Quad exhaust pipes
- 21” alloy rims
- Blue brake calipers
- Tinted windows
- Satin roof bars
For the interior, the Tiguan also finds some new upgrades over the standard model like:
- Sportier Trim
- Blue ambient lights
- Blue stitching
- R steering wheel
- Sport Seats
- R badging
The Tiguan R gets the same engine as the Golf R, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 320 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. It can speed up from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4,9 seconds, and it’s limited to a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The SUV comes with all-wheel drive, and a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, and weighs 3,849 pounds (1.746 kg).
In terms of pricing, the Tiguan R is priced in Europe at around €54,900, while in the UK it’s priced starting at £46.000.
For the US, the new Tiguan isn’t available yet, as it will be launched in the fall of 2021, and it will more likely be priced between $45,000 and $55,000.
If you want to learn more about the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R and its features, we highly recommend the video below: