VW Tiguan With Bluemotion And A New Front Section

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VW Tiguan With Bluemotion And A New Front Section
VW Tiguan With Bluemotion And A New Front Section

Video: VW Tiguan With Bluemotion And A New Front Section

Video: VW Tiguan With Bluemotion And A New Front Section
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VW sends the Tiguan on the second round. With new engines and a new design, the compact SUV will further increase the gap between the front-runner in the segment and the field of pursuers.

VW is optimizing the Tiguan four years after its market launch. After around 700,000 sales worldwide since 2007, the front-runner in the compact SUV segment, which will be available in Germany from June 24th, will receive the new VW design language that was established with the Golf VI in 2008. The two variants for on-road and off-road are each given their own front sections for better differentiation.

Seven engines to choose from

The most important innovations take place under the bonnet. All seven units offered in Europe are now on the road with Bluemotion Technology. The two front-wheel drive 2.0 TDIs with 81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS should only need 5.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers thanks to the use of a stop-start system and recuperation mode. The top diesel engine drives through the country with the power of 125 kW / 170 PS.

The four petrol engines with displacement between 1.4 and 2.0 liters have an output range between 90 kW / 122 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS. All units are four-cylinder direct injection engines, for which a seven-speed dual clutch transmission is available as an option. The 140 PS strong all-wheel drive 2.0 TDI 4Motion is said to consume only 5.8 liters.

From 24,175 euros

In addition to the technical highlights, the new models are equipped with numerous driver assistance systems. Drowsiness detection is then standard on board at least in the respective top equipment variants "Sport & Style" and "Track & Style", optionally there are also camera-based high beam systems Light Assist (H7 lights) and Dynamic Light Assist (bi-xenon headlights) as well as the lane departure warning system Lane Assist and the XDS electronic differential lock.

11,000 pre-orders have already been placed for the new model, which is around a third of all sales targeted per year in Germany. "From the beginning of June the first vehicles will be delivered that have been received since the world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in early March," said VW press spokesman Bernd Schröder of the Autogazette. Schröder reckons with current incoming orders with a waiting time of six to eight weeks, "sometimes more, sometimes less". Prices start at 24,175 euros, the expected volume model will carry the 2.0 TDI with 140 hp under the hood. (AG)