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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Adds Go-Fast Looks, Little Else

                                                      2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Adds Go-Fast Looks, Little Else
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line; Manufacturer images

Volkswagen announced ahead of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show that it's offering the R-Line package on the redesigned 2018 Tiguan SUV, adding a number of appearance enhancements to an already good-looking SUV — one that we like a lot here at .

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The R-Line Package will be available on Tiguan SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. Adding the package will cost an additional $1,795 for SEL models and $1,495 for SEL Premium models. Adding the R-Line to SEL models has a higher price tag because the package includes front and rear parking sensors; SEL Premium models are already equipped with those features.

That cost also adds wheels with names straight out of J. Crew: "Trenton" 19-inch wheels on the SEL and "Braselton" 20-inchers on the SEL Premium. Other exterior changes are unique body styling, including a front bumper with air vents, a rear diffuser, and body-color side skirts and wheel-arch extensions.

The interior receives R-Line badging on the steering wheel and stainless-steel door sills, a special R-Line logo that appears on the infotainment screen when the car is started, black headliner and stainless-steel pedals.

There are no actual performance upgrades to the Tiguan, however. The Used Engine is still the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The package can be added to either front- or all-wheel drive models, and it's expected to be available early in 2018.

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