Volkswagen’s second generation Tiguan is the brand’s first SUV to be based on the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform. Featuring more dynamic proportions than its previous guise, and 4MOTION Active Control, the model boasts a powerful design and new technology.
Three versions of the new Tiguan will be available, a sporty R-Line, a classic on-road model and a version specifically designed for off-road use. In each, three engine-gearbox combinations will be offered. These include a 2.0 TDI with 110 kW / 150 PS combined with a manual gearbox, a 2.0 TDI with 110 kW / 150 PS combined with DSG and 4MOTION and a 2.0 TSI 132 kW / 180 PS combined with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
The 4MOTION Active Control system optimally adapts the all-wheel drive system to driving conditions with the Onroad, Offroad, Snow and Offroad driving modes.
With the ability to tow loads of up to 2.5 tonnes, the new Tiguan is also an ideal vehicle for those wanting to tow caravans or trailers.
The interior of the sector-leading SUV has been increased by up to 145 litres and additional flexibility is offered by the rear bench seat that can be adjusted longitudinally by up to 18cm.
Driver aids add to the vehicles appeal, with Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, pedestrian monitoring and the Lane Assist lane departure warning systems all featuring as standard.
The model is available to order now with the five colour options of Pure White, Deep Black Pearl Effect, Tungsten Silver, Atlantic Blue and Ruby Red.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 15, 2016