VW is testing the “charged” crossover Tiguan RApril 9, 2019
Most likely, the crossover will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of this year, there will also be presented the serial version of the electric hatchback I.D. On the technical characteristics of the Tiguan R is still unknown.
We see four tailpipes of the exhaust system at the back, which means that we are nothing more than a high-performance version of the Tiguan R crossover. We are almost sure that this is not a test mule of the new RS Q3 from Audi, since it was already seen in late March with a serial body and oval nozzles on the exhaust pipes.
Tiguan R is being tested since October 2016 – then the car was first discovered on the Nürburgring race track. That is why we hope that the official presentation of the “charged” crossover will take place at the end of this year.
Tiguan R will be positioned above the recently introduced T-Roc R crossover in the expanding model range of high-performance versions of production cars, and by the way, the Tiguan R should be even more powerful than the upcoming Arteon R.
Under the hood, in a more powerful version of the compact crossover, we expect to see an updated version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Considering that the recent T-Roc R has a capacity of 300 horsepower, it would be reasonable for the Tiguan R to significantly increase its final power.
Rumors indicate that the more powerful hatchback Golf R Plus will get about 400 hp from the same 2.0 TSI. It goes without saying that the Tiguan R will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive 4Motion, and we will not be too surprised if its engine only works with the brand DSG “robot”.
So far nothing has been said about the prices of the high-performance novelty, but, of course, it will be more expensive than the “charged” version of the T-Roc subcompact crossover.
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