Don’t get too excited by the headline. Volkswagen is developing the Golf R20 with eyes on the U.S. market, but that’s not the R Line that this is about. Instead this has to do with appearance package cars like the Tiguan R Line.
The R Line Tiguan features a sportier design with lowered wheelbase, 18" or 19" wheels, matte chrome highlights, a small spoiler above the rear window. VW of America spokesman Steve Keyes told Inside Lines, "The R Line Tiguan is under consideration but no decision at this time."
If the Tiguan version makes it here, that may also open the door for other R Line cars from VW’s in-house customizers, Volkswagen Individual. While all this may seem promising, the estimated $36K starting price for a U.S. R Line would probably be a little high for a car that is only available with a 200 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine.