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Volkswagen 155kW Tiguan R-Line announced

Volkswagen is offering R-Line enhancements on all models, and has announced a new R-Line model, the beefed-up 155kW Tiguan R-Line from $44,990 (+ORC).

VOLKSWAGEN IS extending its R-Line models to include Golf Wagon and Tiguan, the line-up already includes Golf, Beetle and Touareg. Unlike, the recently release Jeep Blackhawk range which was cosmetic only and, more or less, standard across the range, R-Line models do get performance improvements and specific cosmetic enhancement for each model.

For instance, for the Golf, Golf Wagon, Beetle and Tiguan, an R-Line package can be had as an extra-cost option, while the Tiguan and Touareg are also available as standalone R-Line models, offering tweaked engines for improved performance (a 155kW TSI engine in the Tiguan, and a 250kW V8 TDI in the Touareg).

Here’s the model breakdown:

VW announces new R-Line models

Golf and Golf Wagon with optional R-Line package: Building on the standard equipment levels of the Highline Golf and Golf Wagon (103TSI and 110TDI), the R-Line package includes unique 18-inch ‘Salvador’ alloy wheels, R-Line steering wheel with paddle shifters, R-Line interior trim complete with sport seats with R-Line badging, stainless steel pedals and sports suspension. Both hatch and wagon models also receive R-Line exterior body styling including rear spoiler, front and rear bumpers and side sills. PRICES: Golf 103TSI Highline with R-Line package (DSG) $34,490 (+ORC); Golf 110TDI Highline with R-Line package (DSG) $36,990 (+ORC); Golf Wagon 103TSI Highline with R-Line package (DSG) $36,040 (+ORC); Golf Wagon 110TDI Highline with R-Line package (DSG) $38,540 (+ORC).

VW announces new R-Line models

Beetle with optional R-Line package: The Beetle is available with R-Line in both manual and DSG trim, and includes unique front and rear bumpers, 18-inch ‘Twister’ alloy wheels and R-Line badging. Inside, it gets ‘sports’ gauges on the dashboard showing boost pressure, oil temperature and a stop watch. It also offers tinted rear glass. PRICES: Beetle 118TSI with R-Line package (man) $32,290 (+ORC); Beetle 118TSI with R-Line package (DSG) $34,790 (+ORC).

VW announces new R-Line models

Tiguan with optional R-Line package: Tiguan customers can enhance their 132TSI or 130TDI Tiguan with a new front and rear bumper, 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloys and sports suspension instead of the Adaptive Chassis Control the 155kW Tiguan R-Line gets. PRICES: Tiguan 132TSI with R-Line package (DSG) $39,490 (+ORC); Tiguan 130TDI with R-Line package (DSG) $42,490 (+ORC).

Tiguan 155TSI R-Line: The tuned, 155kW TSI-powered Tiguan R-Line sits as a standalone model within the Tiguan family. Along with its powered-up engine it gets a new front and rear bumper, 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels and interior trim with unique R-Line steering wheel with gearshift paddles and front door sill plates. It also offers Adaptive Chassis Control, allowing drivers to select either Comfort, Normal or Sport depending on ‘the drive’. PRICE: Tiguan 155TSI R-Line (DSG) $44,990 (+ORC).

VW announces new R-Line models

Touareg R-Line: This is the model that kicked off the R-Line in Australia and for 2014 the Touareg V8 TDI R-Line with 4MOTION all-wheel drive gets unique R-Line design bumpers, oval tailpipes and is equipped with a powerful yet efficient 4.2-litre V8 turbo diesel engine (250kW). Inside the Touareg V8, the R-Line logo features on the front stainless steel door sill plates and on the heated leather rimmed multifunction steering wheel with gear shift paddles. PRICE: Touareg V8 TDI R-Line (Auto) $114,990 (+ORC).

VW announces new R-Line models


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