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Volkswagen reveals new Tiguan at Frankfurt

Based on the carmaker’s MQB platform, the new model brings increased dimensions and offerings boot space of 615 litres rising to 1,655 litres – up 145 litres. Meanwhile weight has been reduced by over 50kg.

Eight engines are on offer, ranging from 114bhp to 237bhp, and up to 24% more fuel efficient than the engines they replace. The new Tiguan also brings updated 4MOTION Active Control, which lets drivers adjust the all-wheel drive system more individually.

Assistance systems include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, all as standard).

In addition new connected technologies include automatic accident notification, online traffic and parking space info, vehicle status report.

Also on display was the Tiguan GTE concept vehicle with a 215bhp plug-in hybrid drive, said to offer an outlook on the future development of the model.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.