Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
4 minute read
2 Nov 2021
9:00 am

VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI: GTI power wrapped in a sexy SUV

Mark Jones

Flagship Tiguan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in a hot hatch-bashing time of 6.5 seconds, albeit at a premium.

Newly faced Tiguan makes a statement in top-spec 162 TSI form

The facelift Volkswagen Tiguan is said to be a SUV designed for every kind of drive. With this in mind, I thought I would use some of my time with the high-performance, R-Line 2.0 TSI 4Motion, slicker playing out by one of my favourite cycling spots. The high-performance part is admirably taken care of by Volkswagen's familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that offers 162 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque. The numbers speak for themselves. A claimed 0 to 100 km/h time in a hot hatch-bashing 6.5 seconds to go with a top speed of 225 km/h make this...