In variety of ways, Volkswagen’s Tiguan has grown up. For this 2017, the model is 2.4 inches longer and 1.2 inches wider. The wheelbase has also increased by 3 inches but has lost height by 1.3 inches. Noticeably, it has broader fascia and broader body. It can even tow up to 2,500 kg of load. Here’s a bulky compact crossover SUV that may not be too appealing to the European crowd, but definitely appeals to the Asian and American markets.
Impressively Tiguan is equipped with new set of safety and convenience functions. These include: Lane Assist, Pedestrian Monitoring and Front Assist accompanied with City Emergency Braking. The Pre-Crash features tensions on front seatbelts and closes the sunroof or any open window when a crash appears to be inevitable.
There is also the optional radar-based adaptive cruise control that can manipulate on-and-off traffic scenario. Other optional features are four cameras, 360° view angle and Area View all of which can help you check on your surroundings during your rock-crawling moments or parking.
One can find comfort and entertainment inside Tiguan not only because of the spacing or climate system but of the state-of-the-art infotainment system that can easily go online. This is offered for either Android and Apple enthusiasts through integration via Android Auto (Google) or CarPlay (Apple). Mind you, the infotainment is also integrated with the safety system, allowing it to have an online road service call, automatic accident notification and service scheduling for vehicle maintenance.
- Engine : (gasoline) 1.8L, 4-cylinder or (diesel) 2.0L TDI turbodiesel
- Transmission : 7-speed dual clutch automatic
- Drivetrain : FWD (or 4Motion all-wheel drive system customization)
- Power : (gasoline) 217 hp; (diesel) 240hp
- Price : not yet indicated