Sneak Preview of New VW Tiguan

The German automaker Volkswagen has finally released the initial details of its Tiguan sports utility vehicle (SUV) that is scheduled to make its world premiere at the upcoming IIA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. According to Volkswagen, the Tiguan is “a multitalent with driving characteristics that are just as agile as they are comfortable, high utility value and groundbreaking technologies.”

Volkswagen will be offering turbocharged direct injection engines for customers. In addition, TSI and TDI variants will be also offered, featuring common rail fuel injection system for the latter. TD engines for the VW Tiguan pumps out 140 hp (103 kW) and 170 hp (125 kW) at engine speeds of 1,750. Torque output is at 320 Nm or 350 Nm in four-wheel drive configuration.

The turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines for the VW Tiguan offer powerful performance. Horsepower and torque outputs vary from 110 kW / 150 hp, 125 kW / 170 hp and 147 kW / 200 hp. For the 150 hp TSI engine, maximum torque output is 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm while the 170 hp and 200 hp TSI variants generates 280 Nm at 1,800 rpm. These power plants for the Tiguan will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox or a VW dual-shift gearbox (DSG). In addition, Volkswagen is also considering offering the new seven-speed gearbox for the twin turbocharged versions of these engines.

According to a Volkswagen official press release, “Like the Touareg, the second Volkswagen SUV also presents a self-confident design. Shaping the front of the new Tiguan are the sexy proportions that Volkswagen first introduced with the Concept A Study that garnered worldwide attention – a crossover of a coupe and SUV. On the sides an elongated and powerfully modulated silhouette spans between the extended wheel arches with a – typical Volkswagen – unmistakable C-pillar. A very short overhang characterizes the steep rear end. Also significant are the front headlights and rear lights with matching shapes.”

So what does customers should expect for this new VW model? Well, the VW Tiguan comes with standard features like new entertainment system with Siemens 6.5-inch color touchscreen, 30-gigabyte hard disk, VW 4Motion configuration, electronically controlled differential, hill-descent control, automatic hill holder, and ABS antilock braking system, just to name the few.

This is just a preview on what the VW Tiguan has in store for us auto enthusiasts. Watch out for other upcoming Volkswagen press releases for other details about the vehicle


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