VW REVEALS ALL-NEW EUROPEAN TIGUAN Sept 17, 2015 7:59:50 GMT -6
Post by VWCA_Adman on Sept 17, 2015 7:59:50 GMT -6
September 2015 — Volkswagen showed its fresh Euro Tiguan at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. It’s based on the latest Golf’s MQB platform; comes three flavors: sporty, classic and off-road. A plug-in hybrid version was displayed too.
According to VW, the second-gen Tiguan meets consumer expectations for compact (A-segment) SUVs. It’s part of VW’s product offensive. In upcoming years, the brand will launch SUVs tailored to American tastes. The “Tiggy” will come in two different lengths. Expect the long one in late 2016.
Compared with the outgoing model, the new one is 110 pounds lighter. Trunk capacity is up 1.8 cubic feet, to 18.4 cu ft. Slide the aft bench seat forward and load space grows to 21.8 cubic ft. Fold that seat; the cargo capacity is 58.5 cu ft, up 5.1 cu ft. Loading height is lower and the rear lid’s opening is bigger.
Europeans can select one of eight efficient engines types. VW says fuel economy is 24% better—aided by improved aerodynamics. It sports connectivity and driver assistance features: Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist, online traffic and parking space information. App-Connect integrates all current smartphone platforms with the infotainment system.
This Tiguan is 2.4 inches longer (176.6 in.), and its wheelbase has been increased by 3.0 inches (105.6 in.). It’s also 1.2 inches wider (72.4 in.). Height is 1.3 inches lower (64.3 in.) on the base, front-wheel-drive model.
With a wider front stance, it reflects the design direction of VW’s CrossCoupe concept with its horizontally aligned radiator grille and headlights. The vehicle's side profile has a higher waistline; a higher character line extends over the entire silhouette, the lower one emphasizes the flared wheel arches. Anthracite-colored lower body cladding wraps around the vehicle.