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LA 2017: Volkswagen Tiguan gets R-Line cosmetic upgrades

LA 2017: Volkswagen Tiguan gets R-Line cosmetic upgrades image

Marcus De Guzman / Volkswagen | November 29, 2017 10:05

Volkswagen kits out the Tiguan with new sporty R-Line appearance pack

The all-new Tiguan is now available with a sportier look after Volkswagen recently launched the R-Line appearance package at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. Dubbed by the automaker to offer a 'more dynamic appearance', the R-Line equips the compact crossover with an array of peformance-inspired add-ons.

Beginning with the exterior, R-Line badges are placed throughout the crossover including the front grill and fenders. Meanwhile, both the front and rear bumpers are painted black which gives it a more striking appearance. In addition, the former gets new air intakes while the latter is equipped with a diffuser for better aerodynamics. It is then topped off with new side skirts and body-colored wheelarch extensions.

LA 2017: Volkswagen Tiguan gets R-Line cosmetic upgrades

Finally, two new wheel choices are available for the R-Line Tiguan. These include the 19-inch 'Trenton' aluminum alloys and the bigger 20-inch 'Braselton' aluminum set.

Over to the cabin, the steeering wheel and stainless steel door sill plates are adorned with the unique R-Line badging. Also, the Modular Infotainment system also gets the R-Line treatment as the startup screen gets the R-Line logo too. Other features present inside the Tiguan include a black headliner and stainless steel pedal covers.

LA 2017: Volkswagen Tiguan gets R-Line cosmetic upgrades

Initially, Volkswagen will make the new R-Line package available for the US market beginning in Q1 of 2018. There is no word yet as to when other global markets will receive the new appearance package from Volkswagen.