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Volkswagen Tiguan gets new range-topping petrol engines

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The Volkswagen Tiguan has gained a pair of new petrol engines for 2021, ahead of the arrival of the performance Tiguan R SUV.

The 245hp 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line Tiguan is positioned as the performance flagship of the range until the arrival of the Tiguan R

The two new engines – both turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol units – offer 190hp and a range-topping 245hp, with 320 and 370Nm of torque respectively.

Married up with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch auto and four-wheel drive, the units deliver a 0-62mph acceleration time of 7.4 seconds and a 133mph top speed for the 190hp model, and 6.0 seconds and 142mph for the 245hp unit.

The Tiguan 190hp 4Motion is available in the high-spec Elegance and R-Line trim levels, with WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption figures of 33.2 and 34.0mpg respectively, and CO2 outputs of 194 and 189g/km. Prices start at £36,275 OTR in Elegance trim and £36,140 in R-Line.

The 245hp 4Motion engine is available exclusively in R-Line specification, and has figures of 32.1mpg and 200g/km of CO2. It starts at £39,560 OTR and is positioned as the performance flagship of the Tiguan range until the arrival of the Tiguan R, which will mark the first time the SUV has featured a standalone performance trim.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.