White 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

VW adds R-Line trims for the 2019 Tiguan

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Trims

The Tiguan is bigger and better, but could it be sportier? Those who have seen the new R-Line trims agree that it has a snazzier appearance than the standard 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan options. A priority when releasing a new model is always offering attractive and sophisticated options, but now that the Tiguan is established, designers have turned their eyes to the finer details.

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Volkswagen first introduced R-Line packages at the 2019 LA Auto Show, but those packages have become official trim levels. Features include 19-inch Trenton or 20-inch Braselton wheels, R-Line badging and bumpers, a black rear diffuser and body-colored side skirts. Inside you’ll find R-Line badging at the steering wheel, a black headliner, stainless-steel pedals and more.

The bigger news for the SEL R-Line is that it will later come in a Jet-Black version, replacing the standard SEL R-Line mid-model year. The SEL Premium R-Line will remain the same.

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Other changes for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan are minor. There are a total of six trims – S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. The S trim remains the same as the 2018 model year with standard automatic headlights, rhombus quilted seats, Bluetooth with audio streaming, a rearview camera system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The price has gone down, however, from $24,595 to $24,295.

The SE does have a new alarm system, previously unavailable until the SEL trim, while the SEL now has both a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Park Distance Control.

Every trim level continues to offer standard front-wheel drive and available 4Motion all-wheel drive, either of which is paired with the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

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