The Volkswagen Tiguan Track & Avenue comes with luxury touches and some external modifications, but is it worth the added cost? Details inside.

Volkswagen is rolling out a new, special edition of their compact SUV in the hope of appealing to customers wanting a bit of luxury.  The Volkswagen Tiguan Track & Avenue has some added frills and indulgences, while attempting to show an off-road look.

The added touches to the interior include sport seats lined in an ultra-soft leather also used for the door inserts.  Driver and passengers should stay entertained by VW's RCD 510 audio system with six-inch color screen.  However, we would have been more impressed if VW used the RNS 510 with sat-nav.  The system does come with Dynaudio speakers, a big plus.  Climate control and leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel are also added.

Exterior modifications begin with the 25-degree front end, with an off-road styling, that now includes Bi-Xenon headlights and fog lights.  The diffuser, now in silver, looks to match the same colored trim on the doors.  Riding on 19-inch Savannah alloys, the vehicle itself is available in Oryx White Pearl Effect or Island Grey Pearl Effect (seen in the pics).

Customers can choose either the 135-hp 2.0-liter diesel with an automatic transmission, the 165-hp 2.0-l diesel with a six-speed manual, or the 190-hp 2.0-liter TSI petrol with either manual or automatic.

Pricing begins at €38,225 for the Volkswagen Tiguan Track & Avenue with the 2.0-liter TSI and a manual transmission.  This is nearly €12,000 more than the Tiguan Sport & Style with the same engine.

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