THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

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THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 am

The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world. More than six million units have been produced to date. In 2019, the Tiguan was again the most popular model of the brand and entire Volkswagen Group, with around 911,000 units produced. Volkswagen is now showcasing a comprehensive update of the best-selling vehicle as part of its world premiere. Ralf Brandstätter who has today been appointed the new CEO of the Volkswagen brand: “We launched our global SUV strategy with the second-generation Tiguan in 2016. It served as the basis for many successful models worldwide. Volkswagen is now taking the next step by electrifying, digitalising and networking the new Tiguan. This will equip the compact SUV to handle the challenges of the modern era.”

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New R model: Volkswagen R has developed the most dynamic Tiguan since the debut of the product line – the Tiguan R
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All key technology on board the best-seller is set to take a significant step forward. Volkswagen is electrifying the Tiguan with a new, state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid drive. The SUV will now also be available as a separate Tiguan R model for the very first time. Volkswagen R’s performance experts have developed a new all-wheel drive with selective wheel torque control for the extremely dynamic, top-of-the-range model. The so called “R-Performance Torque Vectoring” enables totally new SUV driving dynamics by distributing the drive power variably between the front and rear axles as well as the left and right rear wheels.

Volkswagen’s use of twin dosing now ensures that the turbo diesel engines (TDI) in the Tiguan are among the cleanest combustion engines in the world. With the new Travel Assist system in the Tiguan, the compact SUV is now capable of assisted driving at speeds up to 210 km/h. The Tiguan also applies the most recent generation of infotainment systems (MIB3) to bring a completely new range of online-based services and functions2 on board. Also new: the optional 480-watt sound system by audio specialist Harman Kardon2.

A new steering wheel generation featuring touch controls is also among the highlights of the new Tiguan. Volkswagen has also digitalised the climate control functions by means of touch sliders and touch buttons. And last, but by no means least, the Tiguan’s new IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights guide drivers through the night with enhanced convenience.

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One of the characteristic, new exterior features of the new Tiguan includes the redesigned front end. Klaus Zyciora, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group and Chief Designer for the Volkswagen brand: “At the front, Volkswagen’s new SUV radiator grille forges a visual link between the Tiguan and models such as the larger Touareg and the Atlas Cross Sport sold in North America. It really lends the new Tiguan a significantly more confident appearance.” The bonnet is more concise in its appearance and the new radiator grille with LED headlights is wider, with the new Volkswagen badge positioned centrally at the front. The eye-catching bumpers have also undergone a makeover. At the rear, the Tiguan lettering is now in a prominent central position below the VW badge.

Like its predecessors, the new Tiguan is versatile. It is a genuine SUV capable of towing loads – a Volkswagen that can handle every motoring situation with aplomb. This is truer than ever, thanks to the new range of drive, assist and infotainment systems on board the Tiguan.

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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by DW58 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:01 pm

I don’t like the headights/grill/bumper.
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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by windshear » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 pm

No more headlight washers, no more climate knobs, the new steering wheel looks terrible, no more central console cup holder cover.
It seems more like cost savings than facelift.

I cannot image Tiguan MK3 if the whole industry goes with those stupid touch screens all around.
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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by TIGeRLine » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:24 pm

Doesn’t look like an R-Line in those pics, with those wheels on it looks like an SE or SE Nav or whatever the lower models are called.
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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by TIGeRLine » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:27 pm

windshear wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 pm
No more headlight washers, no more climate knobs, the new steering wheel looks terrible, no more central console cup holder cover.
It seems more like cost savings than facelift.

I cannot image Tiguan MK3 if the whole industry goes with those stupid touch screens all around.
As I said in another thread, every “improvement” VW make seems to make the car worse. If I ever want another Tiguan I think I’ll be looking for a low mileage 2018 car.
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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by Tricky » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm

windshear wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 pm
No more headlight washers, no more climate knobs, the new steering wheel looks terrible, no more central console cup holder cover.
It seems more like cost savings than facelift.

I cannot image Tiguan MK3 if the whole industry goes with those stupid touch screens all around.
"one mans meat is another mans poison..." The touch climate is an option, can't see how the steering wheel is so terrible, only marginally different from current wheels. Thought headlight washers had gone out already with the introduction of LED lights which are now standard front and rear across the range.

I agree with touchscreens, my tig (mk1 facelift) had a horizontal fan speed switch, which I could never find without looking. I eventually changed the panel for the version with the rotary switch, which I see came back in with the mk2, and it's great. There's nothing beats the tactile feel of switches, you can feel being adjusted.

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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by Sod79 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:34 pm

Watching this now, really good YouTube channel:

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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by Yo Quinny » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 pm

Love it, very clean design. Good news that there’s a Harmon Kardon option. I have that on my current F48 X1 so for me an absolute no brainer.

Hope there’s a black edition option in the UK. I’d have liked to see the golf 8 layout for for the two screens in the interior.

That said, I completely agree about touch screens, not convinced on their ergonomics particularly while driving.

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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by TIGeRLine » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:36 pm

Just noticed the raised bonnet, not a fan personally.
All in all I prefer the look of my 2018 R-Line.
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Re: THE NEW TIGUAN REVEALED

Post by hantshog » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:45 am

Well it's the positioning of the logo into the middle of the boot lid that's persuaded me. Totally transformed it...... ;) Ralf Brandstätter who has today been appointed the new CEO of the Volkswagen brand has really stamped his mark with that addition.
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