The first generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan went on sale in 2007. At that time, the car became a bestseller being at the top of the market. The first Tiguan has been sold in the amount of 2.64 million cars. But, of course, the announced new model should be more dizzying.
And so, in September of the last year, the German automotive company unveiled the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only the production model, but also a hybrid Tiguan GTE-Concept version with a capacity of 218 hp has been presented to the numerous public and is scheduled to be released very soon.
The Tiguan Exterior
The appearance of the vehicle is considered to be revolutionary. The car has a rich and stern exterior. The front rectangular headlamps with integrated LED lights emphasizes rather aggressive and even intimidating look. They perfectly accentuate the narrowed radiator grille.
There are longitudinal ribs on the hood. The active hood is an improvement which is instantly raised, in case of a collision with a person, thereby reducing the risk of injuries to pedestrians. On the front bumper additional air intakes are set. The fog lights are installed in non-standard, relatively low position.
The side part of the body is characterized by straight lines. The wheel arches are rather large. The luggage compartment door of the new SUV has a lot of impressively shaped contours.
The New Volkswagen SUV Interior
Once inside the car, the eye catches a high quality of finishing materials. Depending on the Tiguan version there are two available variants of dashboards. The first instrument panel is quite simple with the on-board computer; the second one is more advanced featuring a 12.3-inch multifunctional display.
The car configuration also affected the audio system: thus it can be equipped with either a 5-inch monochrome display or a color touch screen of the same size.
The multimedia system is represented by the 8-inch touch screen. And in its more advanced configuration, the navigation system will be additionally included to the application.
As an option, the electrically driven front seats can be equipped with massage functions. The “top” versions receive the 360 degrees panoramic sun roof; as well as contactless opening of the tailgate with a brief movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
The Dimensions of the VW Tiguan of the Second Generation
- The car has become longer by 60 mm, and the total length is now equal to 4486 mm;
- The width of the car has become increased by 30 mm to 1 839 mm;
- The novelty has reduced in its height to 1632 mm compared to the previous 1665 mm;
- The wheelbase increased by 77 mm to 2681 mm;
- The ground clearance is 200 mm.
The capacity of the luggage compartment is 615 liters. The cargo space grows to 1656 liters with the rear seats folded.
The car is based on a new MQB platform. Using it, the engineers have managed to reduce the total weight of the SUV by 50 kilograms comparing to the predecessor.
Concerning the powertrains it is possible to claim that the manufacturer has provided the customer with a huge choice. So, four petrol engines along with four diesel ones are available for the 2017 VW Tiguan. All of the engines comply with the Euro-6 standards.
Petrol engines are:
- 1.6-liter with a capacity of 125 hp;
- 1.4-liter producing 140 hp;
- 1.8-liter generating 180 hp;
- 2.0-liter with the 200 hp output.
The variants of diesel engines are:
- 1.6-liter that generates 115 hp;
- 2.0-liter generating 150 hp;
- 2.0-liter producing 190 hp;
- 2.0-liter with an output of 240 hp.
The engines will be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. The vehicle will be equipped with an all-wheel or the front-wheel drive systems.
The Versions and the Price of the Car
The basic configuration includes an active bonnet, seven airbags, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, EDS, ABS, ASR, as well as the Hill Start Assistant Control.
The SUV will be offered in three versions:
The manufacturer claims that all the fans of this SUV will enjoy the Tiguan R-Line the most. This version is equipped with sports body kit with aerodynamic skirts. The vehicle will also feature a massive 19-inch or 20-inch wheel disks as well as a huge spoiler.
The new 2017 Tiguan launch on the European market is scheduled for the late spring of the current year. For the domestic market the novelty will be offered at the end of this year. Of course, there is no specific information as for the cost of the vehicle at the moment. According to the rumors, the price tag on the car will be around $30 000.