New Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line review – a rewarding SUV - Design

VW’s best-selling SUV is competent and refined, but it lacks its own clear personality

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from £23,255
  • Sophisticated feel, base models look classy, satisfying to drive
  • Petrol engine feels more like a diesel, interior isn’t as premium as price tag might suggest

The top-of-the-range R-Line, with its body-coloured lower half rather than durable-looking black plastic, contradicts VW’s general air of subtly and class. The extra sills and bumpers look stuck-on, like they’ve been added by an aftermarket tuner. With 20-inch wheels, too, it’s looks as though it’s trying very hard to be cool.

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