February 22, 2024

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Low-Slung VW Tiguan Black Rino Is Less SUV, More Hatchback

The most up-to-date addition to Volkswagen of America’s 2021 Fanatic Fleet lineup may arrive as a surprise considering that the Tiguan is not just the most remarkable product from Wolfsburg. Which is especially genuine when you get into account VoA unfortunately is just not promoting the higher-general performance R model introduced in Europe with the compact crossover’s mid-cycle facelift.

But I digress. Fulfill the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Concept as it is really acknowledged by its full identify. Named just 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 noticeable change is the small journey height courtesy of a height-adjustable coilover suspension complemented by twenty-inch personalized wheels with a matte anthracite finish and wrapped in 285-mm tires, some 50 mm wider than the regular rubber.

Even bigger brakes at the front axle have been also extra, full with 6-piston calipers for optimum halting electricity in any conditions. The sinister crossover went by means of supplemental upgrades, which integrated aluminum facet techniques finished in black to match the body together with a stainless steel Borla exhaust with shiny black quad suggestions reminiscent of those equipped on the Tiguan R.

The rear finish hosts no less than three spoilers but they’ve been tastefully carried out to maintain the OEM seem as a great deal as achievable. A rear wiper delete makes the Tiguan’s derri√®re seem a tiny bit smoother, nevertheless in this scenario, a Thule T1 bike rack with a carbon fiber bike has been extra considering that Orr is a cycling fanatic.

Further adjustments have been built inside of the cabin the place the Tiguan Black RiNo Concept has the dock & hook mix foundation repurposed to maintain a bicycle helmet. An LED light-weight bar illuminates the crossover’s cargo location as nicely as the location outside the vehicle, when a built-in air compressor with tire valve connectors for both cars and bicycles was extra.

Rounding off the extended record of modifications is the CNC-built shift knob for the DSG transmission, full with a hand-stitched Alcantara include. You can get a tour of the personalized Tiguan by viewing Orr’s video clip under. He owns about twenty “unusual or unusual Volkswagens,” so it is really protected to say he has a smooth location for the German manufacturer.