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New Volkswagen Tiguan SUV


The new Volkswagen Tiguan features enhanced styling and four engine options

Four engines are available on the new VW Tiguan; three petrol engines and one diesel engine. Petrol engines include a twincharged 1.4-litre TSI with 118 kW, a 2.0-litre TSI with 132 kW and a 2.0-litre TSI with 155 kW.

The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine provides 103 kW of power and achieves a fuel consumption figure of 6.0 litres per 100km for the manual model.

The Tiguan’s 1.4-litre TSI engine will be available in two-wheel drive. For customers wanting the added versatility and the option to venture off the beaten track, the rest of the range (103TDI, 132TSI, 155TSI) feature Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

The Tiguan 118TSI is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 103TDI can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmission. The Tiguan 132TSI is paired with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions, while the 155TSI Tiguan is available with a 7-speed DSG transmission only.

Both the 103TDI and the 118TSI with two-wheel drive incorporates BlueMotion Technology, which includes a Start/Stop system, Brake Energy Recuperation and the revolutionary Coasting Function (on 103TDI DSG only) offering even further fuel saving technology.

Safety features include daytime driving lights, six airbags (front, front side and curtain airbags), and safety optimised front head restraints as standard. The new Tiguan also features Volkswagen’s advance technologies including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Auto Hold function, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) and Engine Braking Control (EBC) as standard.

All Tiguan models (expect for the 155TSI) come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels and air conditioning, AM/FM security coded radio (RCD310) with MP3 compatible CD player, Bluetooth® phone connectivity as well as Media Device Interface (MDI) which is fitted in the centre console and supplied with USB connection cable.

The Tiguan 155TSI adds sporty 17-inch alloys, dual zone automatic climate control, RCD510 touchscreen audio system with MP3, auto rain sensing wipers and rear parking distance sensors with OPS (Optical Parking Sensors) as standard. This model also gains stylish chrome highlights such as chrome plated roof rails, chrome window surrounds, tinted glass from the B-pillar back, sport seats, front fog lights and sports suspension.

A number of options are available on the latest Tiguan, including Park Assist 2, Adaptive Chassis Control and the RNS510 satellite navigation system.

The five-door, five-seater sees the rear seat split 60:40 that can be adjusted forwards and backwards by up to 16cm and also reclined, while cargo capacity ranges from 395 to 1510 litres.

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