April saw the first versions of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV become available for order at Volkswagen UK Retailers nationwide. With the intention of re-defining the compact SUV segment, the new Tiguan is designed to combine class-leading levels of interior space, practicality and safety with cutting-edge technology and connectivity.
The new Tiguan SUV has been proportioned and shaped with the intention of developing the character of the original Tiguan, whilst balancing its clean lines with a powerful, dynamic stance. With a 33 mm reduction in height and a 30 mm growth in width from the original, the new Tiguan exhibits an even sleeker and more confident shape.
The interior also exemplifies the SUV design language. For example, the cockpit is now aligned towards the driver for better comfort and without constricting the airy impression of the interior. Additional hi-tech features available for the first time in a Tiguan include Active Info Display; Head-Up Display; Area View and Trailer Assist.
The extended engine range of the new Tiguan gives customers great variety in models that exceed in power, style and comfort.
UK customers will eventually have the choice of up to three new petrol engines, with power outputs from 125 PS to 180 PS, or four new diesel engines ranging from 115 PS to 240 PS. The first batch of engines available in the UK offer 0-62 mph times of between 7.7 seconds to 9.3 seconds, achieving top speeds that range from 124 mph to 129 mph.
In terms of efficiency, the first wave of engines’ CO2 emissions are calculated at between 125 g/km to 170 g/km, with fuel economy ranging from 38.2 mpg to 58.9 mpg, depending on the model variant.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan sets standards when it comes to safety with a wealth of innovative safety measures such as, Front Assist; City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.
The first active bonnet on a Volkswagen reduces the risk of injury to pedestrians and cyclists by lifting upward in the event of an impact. The safety equipment roster also includes a network of seven airbags for added re-assurance. Additionally, the new Tiguan also comes with the automatic post-collision braking system which helps to avoid dangerous secondary collisions.
The first customer deliveries of the new Volkswagen Tiguan will arrive in the summer and are expected to be priced from around £22,500 for the entry level variant.