The International Motor Show
(IAA) in Frankfurt was the stage for the presentation of the new Tiguan. After
selling over 2.64 million units of the first generation, Volkswagen revealed the
latest generation of the SUV.
Volkswagen is showing four
versions of the new Tiguan at the IAA .The production versions being presented
are the exceptionally sporty Tiguan R-Line, the classic on-road model and an
off-road version tuned specifically for off-road use. Meanwhile, the Tiguan GTE
– a concept vehicle with a plug-in hybrid drive (160 kW / 218 PS ofsystem
power) – offers an outlook on the future development of the best-selling SUV.
The second generation of the
best-seller is the first Volkswagen Group SUV to be based on the path-breaking
MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform. It improves all of the properties of
the Tiguan. Its weight was also reduced by over 50 kg compared to the previous
model. Meanwhile, the amount of space offered in the interior and luggage
compartment has taken a gigantic leap forward. The boot volume of the new
Tiguan can take on up to 615 litres of cargo (loaded to the back of the rear
bench); when the rear seat backrests are folded, its capacity increases to
1,655 litres. This represents a gain of 145 litres.
The engines are also
characterised by gains in efficiency. A broad range of eight engines is
available; they have power outputs ranging between 85 kW / 115 PS and176 kW /
240 PS. The drives were made more powerful, yet they are up to 24 per cent more
fuel-efficient than those of the previous model.The new 4MOTION Active Control
also lets drivers adjust the all-wheel drive system more individually and
easier to all possible driving conditions. Thanks to its impressive drive
concept, the Tiguan has been engineered for trailer loads of up to 2,500 kg.
The assistance systems perfect the vehicle's convenience, dynamism and safety
(including Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring,
Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, all as standard).
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