Thanks to the new R line models now for the first time exterior and interior equipment can be exclusively customized for sportiness, for the most part independently from the type of engine.

R for sportiness

Last year at the Essen Motor Show Volkswagen debuted its R Line range for the Volkswagen Golf, Touran, Passat and Touareg. From this year's show onward the Tiguan can be beefed up with its own R Line package.

The R badge was initially meant only for the VW high-performance cars (Golf R32, Passat R36), but seeing as car-tuning is all the rage these days and how the Audi S line is so succesful Volkswagen has followed suit. The R Line packages allow customers to adorn their VW's with a sporty interior and exterior, independanly from what engine you have under the hood.

Official information has not been released yet, so stay tuned for the Essen press day on Friday for more.

Gallery: Volkswagen Tiguan R Line at Essen