New Volkswagen Tiguan sets benchmark in Compact SUV segment

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan The new Volkswagen Tiguan is designed and engineered to redefine the compact SUV segment as it introduces class-leading levels of interior space, practicality and safety while also debuting cutting-edge technology and connectivity.

New from the ground up, today’s Tiguan brings previously unseen levels of quality and refinement to its sector with a premium look and feel. The first new Volkswagen SUV to sit on the innovative and flexible MQB platform, which also underpins the class-leading Volkswagen Golf, the new Tiguan signals the start of a comprehensive SUV offensive which will see the brand represented in all core SUV segments over time.

Standard from entry will be a raft of valuable safety features such as Front Assist; City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, while hi-tech features available for the first time in a Tiguan include Active Info Display; Head-Up Display; Area View and Trailer Assist.

The new VW Tiguan carries clean lines with a powerful, dynamic stance. With a 33 mm reduction in height versus the outgoing car to 1,632 mm, and a 30 mm growth in width to 1,839 mm, new Tiguan exhibits an even more sleek, confident shape. At 4,486 mm in length it is also 60 mm longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been significantly extended to 2,681 mm, a gain of 77 mm. At the front, in particular, the unit formed by the radiator grille and optional LED projection headlights reinforces the car’s powerful impression and upright stance.

At the sides, the waist and character lines as well as the eye-catching wheel arches give the Tiguan its scintillating profile. Further, the Tiguan’s character line helps to define a rear section boasting clear edges and horizontally aligned surfaces.

The SUV design language is taken up consistently inside new Tiguan, too. The cockpit, for example, is now aligned towards the driver for better comfort and without constricting the airy impression of the interior. At the same time, the wider center console typical of SUVs is paired with the new 4MOTION Active Control rotary switch to create a defining interior element with a premium feel. Highlights include ambient lighting, optional panoramic roof, elegant door handles, smart trim strips, extra head room and leg room, sliding rear bench, a lower load sill, and a boot space of 615 liters. Additionally, the new Volkswagen’s practicality is a towing capacity of up to 2,500 kg (depending on model and drivetrain) which is unique in this class of compact SUVs.

The range of engines for the VW Tiguan comprises; three new petrol engines, with power outputs from 125 PS to 180 PS, and four new diesel engines ranging from 115 PS to 240 PS. The engines are paired to either a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) or six-speed manual transmission; or with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.

Volkswagen Tiguan Active Info Display

New Tiguan sets standards when it comes to safety, with a raft of active and passive safety measures delivered by virtue of the use of the MQB platform. Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring; Active Bonnet; Automatic Post-collision Braking and Lane Assist are fitted as standard (in Europe). The safety equipment roster also includes a network of seven airbags.

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The new Volkswagen Tiguan range is expected to be priced from around 22,500 pounds.

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