The hottest addition to Volkswagen of America’s 2021 Enthusiast Fleet lineup may possibly arrive as a surprise given that the Tiguan is not exactly the most fascinating model from Wolfsburg. That is in particular accurate when you take into account VoA regrettably is just not promoting the high-general performance R version launched in Europe with the compact crossover’s mid-cycle facelift.

But I digress. Satisfy the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Notion as it is recognized by its total identify. Named after the Riverside North arts district in downtown Denver, Colorado, the small-slung crossover was conceived by Jamie Orr with an assortment of aftermarket bits and bobs. The most clear modify is the small ride height courtesy of a height-adjustable coilover suspension complemented by twenty-inch customized wheels with a matte anthracite finish and wrapped in 285-mm tires, some 50 mm wider than the typical rubber.

Even bigger brakes at the front axle have been also added, total with six-piston calipers for best halting ability in any conditions. The sinister crossover went through supplemental upgrades, which provided aluminum aspect methods finished in black to match the physique along with a stainless steel Borla exhaust with glossy black quad ideas reminiscent of people equipped on the Tiguan R.

The rear close hosts no much less than a few spoilers but they have been tastefully applied to preserve the OEM glance as a great deal as feasible. A rear wiper delete can make the Tiguan’s derri√®re glance a tiny bit smoother, nevertheless in this circumstance, a Thule T1 bike rack with a carbon fiber bike has been added given that Orr is a biking enthusiast.

Further variations have been manufactured within the cabin exactly where the Tiguan Black RiNo Notion has the dock & hook mixture base repurposed to hold a bicycle helmet. An LED gentle bar illuminates the crossover’s cargo region as very well as the region outside the car or truck, even though a built-in air compressor with tire valve connectors for both equally autos and bicycles was added.

Rounding off the prolonged record of modifications is the CNC-manufactured change knob for the DSG transmission, total with a hand-stitched Alcantara protect. You can take a tour of the customized Tiguan by watching Orr’s video under. He owns about twenty “exceptional or unusual Volkswagens,” so it is risk-free to say he has a gentle spot for the German model.