Volkswagen "R" models may come to U.S.

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.

Source: Inside Line

5 comments:

We can assume that the revised body kit, wheels and interior bits can be added onto the Tiguan. If it will truly come to the US is more of the an appearance package that VW is selling.

Its concept is that the Tiguan R line is sportier than the usual R20. In the UK, the new Tiguan R Line is due to arrive in June with prices starting at £24,635 for the 2.0-litre 140HP model rising to £26,305 for the 2.0-litre TSI range-topping engine. And yes it would be around $36K for the US in case the projection pushes through. Could be pricey for a small car with a 2.0 engine but who care its a Volks.

I don’t know if this is a good thing or bad thing but the moment I saw Golf R20, I immediately thought that there is nothing much that you can alter about the details.

i don’t think it’s that flashy for a 36K. You might want to reconsider your post?

36K is not bad for that car. but i’d rather wait for more reviews just to be sure its as great as it looks like.

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