GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: VW reveals more Tiguan details
The new compact SUV will sport revised front and rear styling that brings it in line with the rest of the VW range.
As before, the model can be offered in two versions: one for on-road use and one specially tuned for off-road driving, with the latter offering an improved angle of approach, up from 18 degrees to 28 degrees. The new model will also feature XDS electronic differential lock as well as new assistance systems, including fatigue detection, the camera-based main beam control systems Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist, as well as the lane-keeping system Lane Assist.
A new engine line-up will offer improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions, with a total of seven units being offered in Europe; three of which are new. The range covers four TSI petrol engines producing between 122bhp and 210bhp and three TDI diesel engines, which span a power range from 110bhp to 170bhp. There will be BlueMotion Technology models, featuring Stop/Start technology.
As with the current Tiguan, four-wheel drive will be available with all engine derivatives. An optional two-wheel drive transmission will also be offered with select engines. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) is also available as an option.
The new Tiguan will be available to order from early summer and specification and pricing will be announced nearer to launch.