- Second generation of best-selling model has powerful design and new technology
Four months ago, Volkswagen celebrated the world premiere of the new Tiguan at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt. Ordering has now begun for the second generation of the newly developed Tiguan. At the sales launch, three versions will be available at prices starting at 30,025 euros. Shortly thereafter, the entry-level model will be available for 25,975 euros as well as versions with other engines.
The new Tiguan makes its debut as a sporty R-Line, a classic on-road model and an off-road version specifically designed for off-road use. At the sales launch, three engine-gearbox versions will be offered:
- 2.0 TDI with 110 kW / 150 PS combined with a manual gearbox1
- 2.0 TDI with 110 kW / 150 PS combined with DSG and 4MOTION2
- 2.0 TSI 132 kW / 180 PS combined with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4MOTION all-wheel drive3
In the new all-wheel drive Tiguan, 4MOTION Active Control is being used for the first time. This system optimally adapts the all-wheel drive system to driving conditions with the Onroad, Offroad, Snow and Offroad Individual driving modes. The new Tiguan is also an ideal towing vehicle, since it can handle trailer loads of up to 2.5 tonnes.
The new Tiguan is the first SUV of the Volkswagen Group to be based on the pathbreaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform. Its body proportions are more dynamic than those of the previous model, and they are complemented by concise design. Weight has been further reduced. At the same time, the interior offers more space and cargo space has been expanded by up to 145 litres. Additional flexibility is offered by the standard rear bench seat with 18 centimetres of longitudinal adjustment.
New assistance systems perfect the vehicle’s comfort and convenience, dynamics and safety. For instance, the surroundings monitoring system Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, pedestrian monitoring and the Lane Assist lane departure warning system come as standard. Car-Net online services include online traffic and parking place information as well as interfacing to a smartphone so that apps can be run conveniently on the screen of the radio-navigation system. This applies to today’s smartphones from Apple as well as those from the Android world via App Connect. Even tablets become an integral part of the automobile thanks to the Media Control app.
Five colours will be offered initially at the sales launch: Pure White, Deep Black Pearl Effect, Tungsten Silver, Atlantic Blue and Ruby Red.
The Tiguan has assumed a leading position among compact SUVs ever since its introduction in 2007 – over 2.8 million units produced are proof of this. The new Tiguan is already continuing in the successful ways of its predecessor. In November 2015, the new SUV earned its first award, receiving the “Auto Trophy 2015” based on an international reader survey by the automotive publication “Auto Zeitung”.