The new range-topping trim level – offered across a selection of engine and gearbox combinations in both model ranges – adds distinctive sports styling inside and out along with equipment upgrades and enhancements commensurate with the top spec’ positioning of the R-Line trim.
Additions to the T-Roc R-Line models include 19-inch ‘Suzuka’ alloy wheels shod with low rolling resistance tyres; sports suspension; body-coloured roof spoiler and styling pack including R-Line design front and rear bumpers, black wheel arch extensions, body-coloured side skirts and unique R-Line badging.
Inside, the T-Roc gains a black roof lining; dark grey decorative inserts in dash and door panels; front footwell illumination; front LED reading lights; Carbon Flag upholstery; chrome R-Line door sill inserts; aluminium pedals; R-Line carpet mats front and rear and a flat-bottomed R-Line leather multi-function steering wheel.
Four T-Roc R-Line model variants are now available to order in the UK, with first deliveries here likely in June. The diesel option is the T-Roc 2.0 TDI 148 bhp 4MOTION 6-speed manual. Diesel prices start at £30,585.
The new Tiguan Allspace can now also be ordered in R-Line trim and, like the T-Roc, the new spec’ level adds styling and equipment upgrades.
Sitting on 20-inch ‘Suzuka’ alloy wheels as standard, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line boasts a sports suspension set-up that can be further optimised via the addition of optional Dynamic Chassis Control which brings with it a choice of Sport, Comfort or Normal suspension settings.
Inside, the R-Line models benefit from the addition of aluminium-look decorative inserts in dash and door panels; a black roof lining; leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inserts and ‘R-Line’ logo; ‘Race’ cloth upholstery and ‘San Remo’ microfibre inserts; ‘R-Line’ logo on front seat backrests; stainless steel pedals and unique ‘R-Line’ door sill protectors.
Five Tiguan Allspace R-Line derivatives, all diesels, are available to order here, with first deliveries likely in May:
Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 148 bhp 6-speed manual
Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 148 bhp 7-speed DSG
Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 148 bhp 4MOTION 6-speed manual
Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 148 bhp 4MOTION 7-speed DSG
Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 187 bhp 4MOTION 7-speed DSG
The Tiguan Allspace R-Line costs from £35,755.
Tiguan sits third in its sales performance here, behind only Golf and Polo.
Later this year the brand will augment its SUV offering still further with the arrival of the flagship new Touareg. Unveiled in China only last month, it will arrive in UK Retailer showrooms this summer.
Meanwhile, towards the end of 2018, Volkswagen will unveil the smallest member of its SUV family – the T-Cross. It is expected that this new model, sitting below T-Roc in the line-up and serving as an entry level offering for Volkswagen SUV buyers, will make its way into Volkswagen UK Retailer showrooms in 2019.