Volkswagen launches the new 2016 Tiguan in Berlin
Text by Nigel Yong, sgCarMart.
German automaker Volkswagen launched the new Tiguan in Berlin, Germany, and the brand's latest Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) proves to be a great all-rounder with distinctive styling, which redefines its class and confidently points the way to the future.
The new Tiguan is kicking off a comprehensive SUV offensive by Volkswagen. It is the first of its kind to be based on the Volkswagen Group's modular transverse matrix (MQB), and it sets new standards in design, comfort and functionality.
In doing so, it of course remains capable off-road, with a rugged all-wheel drive system that includes premium class technology for use on and off the highways.
The new Tiguan is, then, both more SUV and more than an SUV.
Volkswagen's completely redesigned Tiguan creates freedoms in many areas for its broad spectrum of customers - freedom derived from its spacious interior and from a broad engine selection, all of which are more powerful and fuel efficient than their predecessors.
Design of the new Tiguan emphasises independence and dynamism, also systematically followed in details such as the horizontally aligned unit formed by the radiator grille and head lights, and higher waist line compared to the previous model, resulting in commanding road presence.
Combining excellent space and flexibility of use with superb comfort under all road conditions, every detail follows the goal of making driving and road journeys more pleasant - from the optional ergoActive seats to the lower load sill for easier cargo loading. Active Info Display and Area View ensure better all-round visibility, while Easy Open and Close make it simple to load the boot.
On top of that, the Tiguan's three-zone climate control system including Air Care Climatronic with an allergen filter delivers precise multi-zone temperature control at all seats.
While driving, occupants are 'always on' in the new Tiguan thanks to Volkswagen's latest infotainment technology - the optional package of Media Control and App Connect creates an optimal interface to a smartphone or tablet.
With its new 4MOTION Active Control, the Tiguan guarantees superior acceleration capability and tremendous driving fun in every situation and on every type of driving surface.
Individual tuning options and driving comfort reach a new level, especially in conjunction with the optionally available adaptive chassis control (DCC) and also optional progressive steering that is also available.
The new Tiguan also integrates class-leading innovative safety technologies and assistance systems such as Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, integrated pedestrian monitoring and an active bonnet to help safeguard pedestrians and cyclists as standard.
We got to drive both the Tiguan 2.0 TSI DSG and the 2.0 TDI DSG in Berlin, but what we can expect for Singapore will also be the 1.4 TSI DSG variant. The new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to hit our shores end of this year or by early next year.
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