Is this the future of tuning?

Check out this stanced Volkswagen Tiguan
by Greg Potts | Apr 3, 2020
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You don’t need us to tell you, but we will: Crossovers have taken over the world. Forget wagons—we’ve all decided that these jacked-up things are the perfect family cars.

However, young parents these days would have grown up in the madcap max-power era of the ’90s, so what happens when you’ve taken the plunge on a child transporter, but the urge to modify still remains?

Well, you can see the answer above—a slammed, widebody Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line courtesy of UK-based wrappers Vinyl Image.

This is actually the company’s demo vehicle and is clad in a satin teal color, and other parts have been shipped in from around the world. The extended arches and both front and rear bumpers are from Russian company Parsan Tuning, while those massive 21-inch wheels are custom-made by Rotiform and are the only set in the UK.

Serious work has gone into this Tiguan: It’s riding on air suspension, of course, but the system also gets its own self-leveling setup, and the 2.0-liter TSI engine has been remapped to produce just over 300hp. Then there’s the interior, which features re-trimmed front seats from an Audi RS4.

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What do you think—is this the future of tuning? Because it seems that soon enough, the only cars left to tinker with will be crossovers and full-size SUVs.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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