The German automaker VW has unveiled the Tiguan Black Edition in the UK with features like 20-inch alloy wheels and 90% tinted rear window for added privacy. The Tiguan is not Volkswagen's first SUV to receive a Black Edition trim in the UK; similar versions have been available for the T-Cross, T-Roc, and Touareg.
The new Tiguan trim is distinguished by stealthy looks that are a darker interpretation of the sporty R-Line body kit. In addition to the 20-inch Suzuka Black alloy wheels, the bumper trim, mirror caps, window frames, roof rails, and exhaust pipes are all finished in black aesthetically. The SUV includes a panoramic sunroof and rear privacy glass that is 90% tinted as standard equipment, and the grille has high-gloss black and chrome elements.
The interior of the cabin maintains the gloomy motif with a black roof liner and Carbon Gray inserts on the door cards and dashboard. The 9.2-inch Discover Media Navigation infotainment system, heated sport comfort seats, a digital instrument cluster, a heated and leather-wrapped sports steering wheel with the famed touch-sensitive buttons, and other features are all standard.
The 1.5 TSI gasoline engine or the 2.0 TDI diesel engine, both of which produce 148 horsepower and only deliver power to the front axle through a seven-speed DSG automatic, are the only engines initially offered with the Black Edition. It will also be offered with the 4Motion AWD system and either a 2.0 TSI gasoline engine producing 188 horsepower or a 2.0 TDI engine with two power outputs of 148 horsepower and 197 horsepower.
The VW Tiguan Black Edition is already on the market in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £37,325. This is £4535 more expensive than the base Life with the same engine and transmission configuration.