New Volkswagen Tiguan R is Now Available in South Africa

Volkswagen announced that it would be launching its most powerful SUV, the Tiguan R.

New Volkswagen Tiguan R Static 008

The group says that the Tiguan R combines the dynamic performance of a sports car with the practicality of an SUV.

What’s New?

The New Tiguan R is bolstered by a host of new technologies. It also has a more aggressive design and improved driving dynamics.

You can tell the Tiguan R from its siblings by looking for the more aggressive R Design bumpers, matt aluminium covers on the side mirrors and glossy rear diffuser. A panoramic sunroof comes standard.

The design of the Tiguan R includes bumpers in ‘R’ design to give it a more aggressive front as well as exterior mirror covers in matt chrome and a high gloss rear diffuser. A panoramic sunroof is standard.

When it comes to performance, the new Tiguan R does not disappoint. Output is rated at 235kW for a 0-100km/h run of 5.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 250km/h.

Under the hood is the VW Group’s well-known 2.0 litre TSI engine. The engine powers all four wheels through its DSG dual-clutch transmission. The 4-cylinder engine provides a maximum torque output of 400Nm from as low as 2 100 r/min and maintains this high torque at a constant level up to 5 350 r/min.

Volkswagen has added torque vectoring – a system that dynamically shifts power between wheels and between the front and back of the vehicle. This is similar to the system found on the Golf R.

The Tiguan R comes with six different paint options as well as a new 20” Misano alloy wheel, Park Distance Control (front and rear) and a Lights and Vision Package that further accentuates the exterior appeal. It comes with a multiple array of optional extras you can choose from, including

  • Trailer Hitch
  • IQ. Light LED Matrix Lights
  • An Akrapovič Exhaust
  • 21” Estoril alloy wheels
  • Head-Up Display
  • Mobile Inductive Charging System
  • Area view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control
  • Rear-view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control
  • IQ. DRIVE: Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Trailer Manoeuvring System with Park Assist.


Recommended Retail Price (October 2022)

Tiguan R 2.0 TSI 235kW DSG® 4 MOTION R999 900

The Tiguan R comes standard with a 3-year/120 000km warranty, 5-year/ 100 000km Easy Drive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Available from

The Tiguan R is available now at VW dealers.

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