Volkswagen Tiguan R

It’s an R thing

$88,990 +Orc
Now from $83,990 +Orc

Volkswagen Tiguan R

It’s an R thing

A kiwi SUV favourite since 2010 and the world’s most successful Volkswagen is now available under the legendary Volkswagen R performance brand. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on or off the road, the new Tiguan R has an answer to every question. On the way to the office to deal with everyday tasks or as an intrepid explorer on family adventures, the stylish SUV offers premium levels of safety, comfort and, above all, full on R performance.

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It’s a ‘rush to the heart’ thing

It’s hard to describe what happens when a family SUV meets the power of a sports car. With 400Nm of torque and 235kW of power, you could say the performance factor of the Tiguan R is certain to provide you with some truly heart pounding thrills and memories.

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It’s a ‘smooth at every corner’ thing

The driving dynamics of this unique SUV are something that needs to be experienced first-hand. Equipped with R-Performance 4MOTION all-wheel-drive and Adaptive Dampers, there is simply no stopping the Tiguan R.

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It’s a ‘keeping the family safe’ thing

While performance and sporty handling is second nature, ultimate safety is fundamental. Fitted with our latest advanced active safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control with Travel Assist and Lane Keeping System, the Tiguan R has you and your precious cargo top of mind.

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A truly dynamic driving experience

Through numerous generations, our Golf performance models have always been synonymous with the endearing term of ‘hot hatch.’ Now, with the introduction of Tiguan R, we set a new benchmark. And the fundamental driving characteristics of the Tiguan R will certainly not disappoint.

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Ready for precision at every turn?

Handle every road like a racetrack with a new first from Volkswagen; 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring. This all-wheel-drive technology distributes drive not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels. Delivering up to 100% of the possible torque to the wheel on the outside of the bend, it enables an exhilarating drive with maximum grip and stability. 

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Ready for maximum R?

The new Tiguan R features the electrically adjustable dampers which lets you soften or sharpen the ride, offering an optimum level of driving comfort and enjoyment at all times.

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Progressive Steering

With the progressive steering system, the steering ratio is increased with the help of variable toothing on the steering rack and increases progressively, as the steering angle increases. The steering behaviour is more direct and the steering angle is reduced considerably, providing a more dynamic response on twisting roads.

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A rush to the heart

Whether it’s on Wellington’s High Street or an Otago backroad, prepare for a blood-pumping drive with the powerful 2.0L turbocharged TSI petrol engine. Boasting 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque, expect an adrenalin rush, even when you’re stuck in Auckland traffic.

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Featuring Volkswagen’s latest safety technology 

The new Tiguan R boasts a suite of Volkswagen’s cutting edge active and passive safety* features that are designed to help make our roads safer for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. 

*Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.

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All your safety bases covered 

Using a radar sensor, the Front Assist (Autonomous Emergency Braking & Pedestrian Monitoring) detects any potential collision ahead, activating a warning to the driver and also applies automatic braking to help prevent the potential collision.

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Long journeys – no drama

Adaptive Cruise Control lets you set the speed you want to travel and the gap you want to allow between you and the car in front, making life easier on longer journeys. Especially on the motorway and on well-maintained roads, Travel Assist can keep you in your lane and maintain your speed, whilst monitoring the distance from the traffic in front.

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Complete visibility for maximum safety 

The Area View Camera provides live images of a full 360-degree vision, sending the view straight to your infotainment screen, ensuring that maneuvering and parking is as easy as possible.

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Seamless integration and comfort

The new Tiguan R is equipped with premium levels of technology that you would expect from Volkswagen - all of which only add to the pure driving pleasure of the driver and passengers.

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Rest assured, this has all the tech covered 

The Tiguan R features the latest generation infotainment system, which allows for intuitive operation. The Discover Pro System is equipped with aspects such as a 9.2” colour touchscreen, 2x UBS-C ports for added convenience, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and built-in Satellite Navigation with turn-by-turn route guidance.

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A clear picture just for you

The cutting edge 10.25” Active Info Display showcases your rev counter, vehicle status and full navigation view. It enables maximum driving concentration on the road, while providing all the info you need at a glance and can be customised to show only the things you like to see when travelling.

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A truly stunning exterior look 

Visible by a mere glance at the exterior, particularly the remodeled vehicle front. The radiator grille with R-logo, the distinctive bumpers, and air intakes in black add that extra dash of style to its distinctive Volkswagen performance-like design. The black-painted diffuser completes the sporty, emotional appearance. 

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Pure sportiness 

You can enjoy absolute control and comfort in the exclusive sports seats with flexible adjustments in many directions. Sit back and enjoy the nappa leather upholstery^ with heated seats, ‘R’ exclusive leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel (heated) with ‘R’ gearshift paddles and Carbon Grey decorative dashboard accents.

^ Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather.

Model Specifications

tiguan r
Tiguan R
Fuel Petrol
Combined fuel cons. 9.7L/100km
Max. output 235kW
Max. torque 400Nm
$88,990 +ORC
Now from $83,990+ORC
tiguan r
Tiguan R 1st Edition
Fuel Petrol
Combined fuel cons. 9.7L/100km
Max. output 235kW
Max. torque 400Nm
$93,990 +ORC
Now from $88,990+ORC

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  1. The information provided on the Continental Cars Volkswagen website is for information purposes only
  2. Continental Cars Volkswagen reserves the right to extend, withdraw or change all offers *Prices are shown in New Zealand dollars, include GST and exclude on road costs
  3. The official fuel consumption, emissions, and EV range figures determined by the WLTP test should be used as a guide only, or for vehicle to vehicle comparison. Actual results may vary due to factors such as driving or environmental conditions.
  4. International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary.
  5. Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market
  6. Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost.
  7. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)
  8. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices
  9. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather
  10. Vehicle availability will vary across the Volkswagen range, please stay in the know with delivery timelines. Learn more

The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to provide a standardised measurement and enables the consumer to make reliable comparisons between vehicles in terms of energy (fuel and/or electricity) consumption, emissions, and electric vehicle range. However, it should be noted that the results of this test may not accurately reflect the actual fuel consumption, emissions, or range that a driver might experience in the real world. Actual results may vary depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, temperature, weather, vehicle load, and maintenance. Therefore, the WLTP results should be considered as an indicator of the vehicle's performance and not as a guarantee of the actual energy consumption, emissions, or range that a driver will experience in real-world driving conditions, or for making a vehicle-to-vehicle comparison. All WLTP test values are provided in accordance with New Zealand Land transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022.

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