2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R price revealed

Along with the Golf R hatchback and wagon, Volkswagen will welcome the Tiguan R SUV to Australia in 2022. It's priced just shy of $70,000.

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Volkswagen Australia has announced pricing for its first-ever Tiguan R.

The powered-up SUV will touch down early in 2022, priced at $69,990 before on-road costs. Just one model will be offered, and a panoramic sunroof will be the only option.

Like the Golf R, the Tiguan R will ride on alloy wheels with the Estoril shape. Where the Golf R gets 19-inch units, however, the Tiguan will sit on 21-inch wheels. A set of 18-inch front brakes hide behind them.

In Europe, the Tiguan R is offered with a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, but it won’t be available in Australia.

Unlike the Golf R with its bucket-style seats, the more family-focused Tiguan R will feature Sports Comfort seats trimmed in nappa leather (and with heating) up front. They’re powered, and have memory on the driver’s side.

A Harman/Kardon sound system will be standard, along with a 9.2-inch central touchscreen and a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle. Wireless smartphone mirroring and factory navigation are both standard, as is DAB+ radio.

Power in the Tiguan R comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels through a 4Motion all-wheel drive system capable of shuffling power between not only the front and rear axles, but individual wheels on each axle.

A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard, with no manual option anywhere in the world.

It’s the same engine and drivetrain offered in the Golf R, but doesn’t get a Drift Mode or special Nurburgring setup for its adaptive dampers in a nod to the fact this car will likely spend more time on the school run than a track attack.

When it touches down, the R will join the recently-updated Tiguan range in Australian showrooms.

Along with the smoothed-over exterior, the Tiguan benefits from the latest semi-autonomous driver assists, including highway steering assist.

LED Matrix headlights are available, and the interior trades most of its buttons for touch-based sliders in keeping with the new Golf.

Power in the base Tiguan 110TSI comes from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. It’s front-wheel drive and has a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The 132TSI has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol which ups power to 132kW and torque to 320Nm, and subs the six-speed dual-clutch to a seven-speed unit. It’s all-wheel drive.

The 162TSI is the most powerful petrol engine without stretching to the Tiguan R, with 162kW and 350Nm. It’s also all-wheel drive and uses a seven-speed DSG.

Finally, the 147TDI is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 147kW and 400Nm, mated with a seven-speed DSG and all-wheel drive.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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