Woman passing in front of the Volkswagen Tiguan R with man standing next to driver door

Tiguan R
It's an R thing

  • 235kW
  • 400Nm
  • Acceleration 0-100km/h5.1 seconds

Adrenaline in overdrive? It’s an R thing

Sports car performance and satisfying SUV functionality used to be mutually exclusive. But no longer. The Tiguan R proves it’s possible to have spaciousness and practicality while also unleashing your wild side. With its refined driving comfort, precision ride and handling, roomy cabin space and thrill-a-minute performance, the Tiguan R is impressive in every way. Drive it and see for yourself. To make an enquiry contact a dealer near youOpens an external link.


Can performance this good be put into words?

Taking a mighty Golf R engine and putting it in a Tiguan R can only mean one thing – an effortlessly practical SUV that packs a powerful performance punch.

Close up of wheel of Volkswagen Tiguan R with model standing next to it.

Style you can’t help but savour  

The Tiguan R’s fearless design, incorporating flowing lines, bold contours and signature R performance features, will leave your pulse racing.

Close up on Volkswagen Tiguan R Steering wheel with the woman on the driving Seat

Drive it, feel it, love it

Total control and comfort is yours when you drive a Tiguan R. Incite your senses with the multifunction sports steering wheel, pamper them with the Black Carbon Nappa leather3 appointed seats.

Build your Tiguan R

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Finance offer
With a 5.99% p.a. comparison rate4

On select MY23 Tiguan R models. Maximum term 36 months.
Offer ends 31/12/23

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235kW of pure pleasure

The Tiguan R’s jaw-dropping power will have you savouring every drive you take.

Front view of the Volkswagen Tiguan R  passing on the highway

Enthralling engine performance

With an impressive 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque on tap, the Tiguan R can launch from 0–100km/h in just 5.1 seconds. The 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine will leave you out of breath and wanting more.

Rear view of the Volkswagen Tiguan R  passing on the highway

Handling you just have to experience

All-wheel-drive 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring helps you maintain speed into corners and accelerate out the other side with absolute confidence. By distributing engine output not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels, the Tiguan R delivers satisfying grip and stability.

Woman in the driving seat of the Volkswagen Tiguan R holding the steering wheel In her hands

Feel the excitement in your hands

There’s nothing like gripping the Tiguan R’s Sports steering wheel as you power through fast corners. Soft press the glowing R button on the steering wheel to toggle through a range of driver profile selections, or hard press it to instantly engage exciting Race mode. Decorative blue stitching, large racing shifting paddles and an R badge with blue highlights in the bottom spoke – this is no ordinary steering wheel.

Design that simply makes you feel good

Prepare to wow your friends and family with undeniably gorgeous performance styling.

Captivating R styling

The Tiguan R makes a bold design statement with aggressive styling inspired by motorsport. A large gloss black lower air intake, prominent bumpers with gloss black accents, quad chrome tail pipes and appealing R badges front to rear all serve to confirm the Tiguan R’s stunning performance pedigree.  

Future-ready in every way

There’s no way you’ll want to miss the outstanding innovation embedded in the Tiguan R.

Soundtrack your next drive

Audiophiles will be blown away by the precision sound emitted by the Tiguan R’s Harman Kardon premium audio system with ten speakers and powerful 480w amplifier. Set the mood by choosing from one of four pre-configured sound settings – Pure, Chill Out, Live and Energy – to create the perfect listening experience for your favourite music.

IQ.DRIVE safety means comprehensive safety

Every driver wants peace of mind when they’re behind the wheel. IQ.DRIVE offers a suite of semi-autonomous assistance and safety features to inspire total confidence.5

Driving assistance for a Volkswagen Tiguan

Everyday driving assistance

The Tiguan R’s extensive range of driver aids makes every journey a pleasure. Travel Assist allows for partially automated driving across a range of speeds, while Front Assist adds a layer of protection by intervening to brake the Tiguan R when a collision with a pedestrian, vehicle or stationary object is judged to be imminent.5

Park assist guidance of a Volkswagen Tiguan

Want to simplify every park?

No parking challenge is too great in the Tiguan R. Avoid the stress of reversing into tight spaces with semi-autonomous parking technology that makes every park a breeze.5

Accident prevention system of Volkswagen Tiguan R

Expect all-round safety

Every Tiguan R is equipped with comprehensive safety features as standard, providing the best possible protection for driver and passengers. Clever Emergency Assist technology ensures the vehicle is brought to a safe stop in the event that a driver is incapacitated, while a comprehensive array of airbags, including driver and front passenger airbags, driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags front and rear, offer optimal protection. 5

Expect a little more


All images displayed on this page are for illustrative purposes only and may include overseas models, optional equipment and features not available in Australia. Actual vehicles may differ. Please confirm final specifications and features with an authorised Volkswagen Dealer prior to purchase.
The figures stated are for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested under the same testing procedures only. The actual figure may vary depending on multiple factors such as fuel quality, vehicle load, environmentaland road conditions.
Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather.
For approved applicants of Volkswagen Financial Services (VFS) ABN 20 097 071 460, Australian Credit Licence 389344 for new and demonstrator Volkswagen Tiguan R 2.0 TSI 235KW. Maximum term 36 months. Finance applications must be received by 31/12/2023. Excludes other offers. While stock lasts. A lump sum at the end of the loan may also apply. Other fees, charges, T&C’s apply. Comparison rate based on 5 year secured consumer fixed rate $30,000 loan. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. VFS may extend, withdraw or change offer at any time. To see if this product is right for you, please see our Target Market Determination on our website.
Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.