Track & Avenue model will top the Tiguan range - but not in the UK
15 December 2009

Volkswagen has launched a new top-of-the-range version of its Tiguan compact SUV – but it won’t be coming to the UK.

The Tiguan Track & Avenue will be available only in European markets and has been created by VW’s custom styling arm, Volkswagen Individual.

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VW won’t be offering the model in the UK as most of the Track & Avenue’s features can be ordered from the options list of its current Tiguan range-topper, the R Line.

Exterior styling changes on the Track & Avenue include 19-inch alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, a new diffuser, new front fog lights, bi-xenon headlights and a choice of two exclusive colours: Oryx White Pearl Effect and Island Grey Pearl Effect.

Inside, the Track & Avenue gets leather upholstery, sports seats, a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel and an upgraded stereo system.

Under the bonnet, VW’s 197bhp 2.0 TSI engine is available with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, while the 2.0 TDI is available with either 138bhp or 168bhp. The lower-powered diesel is auto only, while the more powerful model gets a manual.

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The Track & Avenue costs from 38,225 euros (£34,500).

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15 December 2009

It's basically an Escape with the R Line kit and leather trim. No one seems to want the Escape (Track & Field) in the UK so no wonder VW doesn't want to bring it over here.

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