Volkswagen introduces its latest Tiguan at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. With sales of more than 2.64 million units for the first generation Tiguan, the excitement is high with the launch of this second-generation SUV.
Four Tiguan versions are on display at the show, three of which are production versions. These include the sporty Tiguan R-Line, an off-road version, and a classic on-road model. Then there’s the concept vehicle – the Tiguan GTE – a plug-in hybrid drive (with a system power of 160 kW / 218 PS) that provides an outlook of what can be expected of this SUV in the future.
The upcoming Tiguan is the first Volkswagen SUV to be built on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform, which improves all of its characteristics. Its dimensions are noticeably sporty and its design is appealing whichever angle you look at.
Even as its weight decreases by more than 50 kg, its interior and luggage room has increased considerably. It has a boot volume that can accommodate 615 litres of cargo (when they’re loaded to the back of the rear bench).
The capacity is expanded to 1,655 litres if the rear seat backrests are folded, resulting to an increase of 145 litres. Its engines – all eight variants -- are more efficient, ranging from 85 kW / 115 PS to176 kW / 240 PS.
More power is offered by the drives but they’re now more fuel-economic by as much as 24% compared to the past model. Adjustments in the all-wheel drive system are easier with the new 4MOTION Active Control no matter what the driving condition is.
Because of its exceptional drive concept, the Tiguan was built to carry trailer loads of up to 2,500 kg. The latest Tiguan is more convenient, dynamic, and safe with its range of assistance systems, which include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring as well as Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.
All of these are offered as standard. With its connectivity features, there are more service options (including automatic accident notification, vehicle status report, online traffic and parking space information).
Through App Connect, any smartphone (whether Apple or Android) can be integrated into its functionality. Tablets can also be connected to the vehicle via the Media Control app. All these improvements give Volkswagen the chance to redefine many aspects of the A-SUV segment.