Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has ramped up production of the New Volkswagen Tiguan, in an effort to meet the demands of Malaysian consumers. The new Tiguan is manufactured at VW’s Pekan plant and according to the company, works have been doubled to guarantee availability and minimise delivery time to potential owners.
Launched in April 2017, two variants of the Tiguan are available, the Comfortline which retails at RM148,990, and the Highline, priced at RM168,990. Since its introduction, the Tiguan Highline has been the most popular of the two variants.
In looks, the new Volkswagen Tiguan has a recognizable front-end with the signature front grille that is finished in chrome. The square-shaped headlights and upper, lower LED daytime running lights further give the Tiguan its appealing front-end look, thanks to a V-shaped character line. Front foglights are positioned on the lower bumper to express a more sedan-like feature. From the rear, the new Tiguan impresses with the new LED lights and slim proportion. Double five-spoke wheels complete the elegant exterior package of the new Tiguan.
The new Tiguan houses a premium cabin with soft-touch and high-grade materials. Highlights include the semi-flat bottomed steering with intuitive switches, two-ring meters, a clear TFT information display between the meters, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, three-zone air-conditioning with climate control and keyless entry. The digital Active info display in the instrument cluster provides the driver with the necessary notifications, clear and accessible at all times.
Powered by a 1.4 TSI engine, paired with a 6-speed DSG transmission, the new Tiguan offers an output of 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Its 0 – 100 km/h sprint is 8.9 seconds at a combined fuel consumption rate of 6.7l/100km.
With the latest announcement, Volkswagen M’sia is introducing a new color for the new Tiguan, the Crimson Red.
The new Tiguan comes with 5 years’ manufacturer’s warranty and 5 years’ roadside assistance. And for a limited period, Volkswagen M’sia is offering the App Connect function as complimentary in the Tiguan Highline.
Tiguan around the globe
The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s most successful SUV, with 2.8 million units of the Tiguan already sold globally. Drawing from this success, the new Tiguan has redefined new standards in design, comfort and functionality. Perfectly thought out from the first to the last millimeter, spacious and flexible – the new Tiguan appeals to drivers and their families as an ideal companion for their everyday business and personal lives as a genuine all-round vehicle.