The Tiguan is Volkswagen highest selling SUV since its launch back in 2007, with 910, 926 units being sold in 2019 and has now been given a fresher look for the second update for this generation. Upgrades include VW’s famed IQ light LED matrix headlamps and MIB3 infotainment system and optional touch controls on the steering and a new range of engine options.

New diesel engines have been added to the portfolio, which have been updated with twin-dosing technology, dual-injected AdBlue which help in Nitrogen emissions, while the 1.5 litre petrol units come with cylinder deactivation technology which increases efficiency and reduces carbon emissions by running on two cylinders when the demands are met.

The entry level Tiguan features a 1.5 litre TSI engine which gives 130PS of power which is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, capable of accelerating the car to a hundred in 10.9 seconds and reaching 44.8 Mpg. The car comes with 17in alloy wheels and LED headlamps, lane assist, and multifunction front-facing camera, with a price tag of 24,915 pounds (INR 24 lakh) in the UK.

The new MIB3 system has also been added to the Tiguan, which has a 8in touchscreen with internet capabilities and wireless smartphone connect. Height adjustable seats, rain and dusk sensors, multifunction steering and heated mirrors. The higher Life trim, with 150PS 1.5l TSI engine, mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox and a 2l TDI diesel with standard DSG gearbox.

The Tiguan Life comes with 18in wheels, roof rails, tinted rear glass, leather wrapped interiors, lumbar support on the seats and 3 Zone climate control with rear passenger controls. This model is being touted to be the staple seller in the Tiguan’s lineup and has been generously fitted with adaptive cruise control, Driver alert system and dynamic road sign display.

The car comes with a sportier top-spec R-line, which comes with the 1.5l TSI shooting 150PS with the DSG gearbox and a 2l TDI giving 200 PS unit, which drive the four-wheels with the 4Motion system starting at 32,730 pounds. Lowered suspension, 20in wheels, R-style bumpers and spoiler distinguish the sportier version from the rest.

The Elegance trim comes with the same power options as the R-line and has the same top speed of 134mph and 0-100 times of 7.5 seconds, and come with 19in alloy wheels finished in Dark graphite, IQ light LED matrix headlamps with smart settings, silver roof rails and chrome finish on the side windows. Inside, the elegance offers 30-color ambient lighting, heated front seats and wheel, the Digital cockpit pro which features a 10.25 TFT instrument panel. Keyless locking and starting, tailgate sensor and panoramic sunroof are also standard on this trim. These features are also part of the R-line package.

Speaking about the Tiguan update Brian Luckie, Tiguan Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said,“ An enhanced version with even more technology, connectivity and style should bolster its already strong positioning. Its sophisticated and premium new look also reflects the rest of the Volkswagen family, with a sleek new front being the highlight. The Tiguan is our top-selling SUV in the UK, and with the benefits now offered in this enhancement, there’s even more reason to choose one.”

New Tiguan – Wave 1
NamePrice (RRP OTR)CO(WLTP, g/km)MPG (WLTP, combined)0-62 mph (seconds)
Tiguan 1.5 TSI 130 PS 6-spd manual£24,91514343.5 – 44.810.9
Life 1.5 TSI 130 PS 6-spd manual£26,91514642.8 – 44.110.9
Life 1.5 TSI 150 PS 6-spd manual£27,98015139.2 – 42.89.9
Life 1.5 TSI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£29,58015937.2 – 40.49.2
Life 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£31,75514746.3 – 50.49.3
Elegance 1.5 TSI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£32,43016937.2 – 38.29.2
Elegance 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£34,93015647.1 – 47.99.3
Elegance 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-spd DSG 4Motion£36,86017342.2 – 42.89.3
Elegance 2.0 TDI 200 PS 7-spd DSG 4Motion£38,71017740.9 – 42.27.5
R-Line 1.5 TSI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£32,73016538.2 – 38.79.2
R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-spd DSG£35,23015247.9 – 48.79.3
R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-spd DSG 4Motion£36,83016942.8 – 44.19.3
R-Line 2.0 TDI 200 PS 7-spd DSG 4Motion£39,01017242.2 – 42.87.5
Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

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