Spy Shots: Volkswagen Tiguan R

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The Volkswagen family of performance SUVs is set to gain a new member. A Volkswagen Tiguan R is on the way and was spotted testing. Here's what we know so far.

Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

After the Volkswagen T-Roc R was officially confirmed and revealed, it was only a matter of time before the same treatment was applied to the rest of the VW SUV range. Spotted recently was this Volkswagen Tiguan, but if you look closely, you'll see the trademark 4-exhaust setup which is commonly seen on products like the Golf R. We had a chance to look at the high-resolution versions of these photos and also noticed the front brakes are of the performance variety. 

Our spy photographers said that this vehicle sounded like the Golf R and the 4-exhaust setup confirmed that this indeed is a performance derivative. As for power outputs, the 2.0-litre EA888 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is capable of 228 kW and 400 Nm. Mated to a 4Motion and DSG setup, we expect the Tiguan R to hurtle to 100 kph in under 6 seconds. 

When will it come? Well, given the timeframe, we expect to see a global reveal of the Volkswagen Tiguan R in 2020, with a potential South African introduction sometime later.

Further Reading

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