Volkswagen Tiguan-compact crossover of the German brand with world fame. It traces its history back to 2007. Two generations of the car have been released to date. Not so long ago, the car has experienced another restyling.
During the transformation, the car has changed its exterior and interior design. New systems and options are also available. There are changes in the powertrain line.
The exterior will feature new front lights and a sporty front bumper with prominent air intakes. The radiator grille will also change. The car will be sold with an updated wheel design. The rear lights and rear bumper will also be different. The model name icon will now be placed in the center of the Luggage compartment door. The powerful R-version has a sporty decorative body kit on the lower part of the body. This car will be sold on R21 wheels, will have an exhaust system with double pipes on the edges of the rear bumper. The charged version will be equipped with improved brakes and improved suspension.
There are much more innovations in the cabin. This is a new touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel and instrument panel, including the climate control. The latter solution seems somewhat dubious, as it may be inconvenient for drivers. Climate control in the most expensive versions will become better and more perfect.
After the restyling, the size of the Volkswagen Tiguan remained the same. Its length is 4486 mm, width-1839 mm, and height-1673 mm. Wheelbase – 2677 mm. The ground clearance is 190 mm, which indicates excellent cross-country performance for the crossover, especially in the all-wheel drive version.
The car has a spacious and roomy trunk. Its volume is as much as 615 liters. This is quite enough even for the transportation of bulky cargo. But if necessary, the space of the Luggage compartment can be slightly increased by folding the rear passenger sofa.The latter solution seems somewhat dubious, as it may be inconvenient for drivers. Climate control in the most expensive versions will become better and more perfect.
The dashboard will be completely digital. There will also be a new multimedia system with voice control. In the most expensive trim levels, such a premium device is available with stunning sound and advanced functionality.
Drivers will now be able to choose any of 15 possible colors for interior lighting. Cars will be equipped with an innovative security system Travel Assist. This is practically an autopilot operating at speeds below 210 km/h. The system performs the function of cruise control, is able to brake itself to a complete stop and accelerate the car, keeps it in the lane and recognizes road signs.
The range of engines will include a hybrid installation and a heavy-duty motor for the charged R-version. All other engines will remain the same. However, their characteristics will vary for Europe and Russia, as well as for other markets.
In the domestic market, the new product will be available with a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol power unit with a capacity of 125 horsepower. With this engine, the car accelerates to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds and consumes fuel in a mixed cycle of about 6.5 liters per hundred. This engine is paired only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 150 HP has the same acceleration and consumption. It is installed on both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. The motor can be combined with a manual transmission or a seven-speed robot.
A two-liter, turbine-powered engine running on gasoline produces 180 or 220 mares. It consumes about 8 liters of fuel per 100 km in mixed mode. The engine can accelerate the crossover to 100 km / h in 7.7 seconds. It is paired only with all-wheel drive and a robotic transmission.
The diesel power unit with a volume of 2 liters and a capacity of 150 “horses”will also remain. With it, the car can accelerate to hundreds in 9.3 seconds. In a mixed cycle per 100 km, it consumes approximately 6.1 liters of diesel fuel. This engine is only available for all-wheel drive Tiguans with rkpp.
A hybrid with 245 HP will also be added to the well-known power units.This version will also be equipped with all-wheel drive and a robot. But whether it will be sold in Russia is still unknown.
The charged version of the new product will receive a turbocharged petrol power unit with a volume of 2 liters. Its capacity will be as much as 320 “horses”. The car will get a full drive type and a robotic gearbox.
Restyled Volkswagen Tiguan will not be ignored by many fans of this brand. The crossover turned out to be innovative in many ways and meets all modern requirements. It has gained a more up-to-date appearance and a lot of advanced technical solutions that make it safer and more comfortable.
Among the many available options, every motorist can find a car to their liking. There are both front-and all-wheel drive versions. Also, the engines are presented for every taste, both focused on calm drivers, and charged-for fans of fast driving. The creators of this car have not forgotten about those who are concerned about the environment and want to be aware of all technical innovations. For such motorists, the manufacturer has prepared a hybrid version.
Despite the fact that there are many versions with a robot in the line, the brand is in no hurry to abandon the good old mechanics. And it will definitely find its adherents.
The compact crossover is ideal for all occasions. It is good both for constant movement around the city, and for long-distance travel. Do not disappoint the novelty and lovers of outdoor recreation.
The launch of sales of the updated version in Europe is scheduled for the summer of 2020.