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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/detroit-auto-show/" rel="tag">Detroit Auto Show</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/suvs/" rel="tag">SUV</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/" rel="tag">Crossover</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/volkswagen/" rel="tag">Volkswagen</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/design-style/" rel="tag">Design/Style</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/luxury/" rel="tag">Luxury</a></p><p class="p1">

<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-volkswagen-tiguan-r-line-detroit-2013/"><img alt="2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/01/2013-vw-tiguan-r-line-detroit.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 628px; height: 417px;" /></a><br /> <br /> Volkswagen's <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/">Detroit Auto Show</a> presence is big on utility this year, with the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/crossblue/">CrossBlue</a> three-row concept vehicle occupying the lion's share of the limelight, both literally and figuratively. But that isn't stopping <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/">Volkswagen</a> from lavishing attention on its already established crossover and sport utility vehicles with new <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/r-line/">R-Line</a> derivatives. The <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/tiguan/">Tiguan</a> and its big brother <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/touareg/">Touareg</a> are getting a host of look-faster items to increase their sporting appeal.</p>

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On the outside, the Tiguan R-Line receives handsome 19-inch alloys peering out from beneath fender extensions, premium lighting (bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps), along with matching side skirts and a liftgate spoiler. On the inside, sportier accommodations include aluminum trim and a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters. As with other R-Line models, there are no powertrain modifications to go with the more aggressive visuals (that being the province of R standalone performance models like the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/r32/">R32</a>), though the suspension has been firmed up an unspecified amount. The Tiguan R-Line will be available in front- or all-wheel drive configuration.<br /> <br /> The more upscale Touareg R-Line (not present at the show though <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/11/volkswagen-adding-r-line-trim-to-touareg-tiguan-for-2014/">revealed by Volkswagen </a>earlier) receives a similar suite of upgrades, including a new body kit, 20-inch alloys, dual oval-shaped exhausts, LED taillamps and special badging. Like the standard model, the Touareg R-Line is available only with 4Motion all-wheel drive, but can be had with the buyer's choice of either gasoline or diesel power.<br /> <br /> Pricing has yet to be revealed for either model, but VW promises both will debut in the third quarter of this year.</p>

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