The covers have come off the third-generation Tiguan – Volkswagen’s biggest-selling model globally and now launching with improved efficiency and premium-level comfort.
Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB Evo) platform
The new Tiguan has been developed on what is called the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB Evo), which allows for improvements to comfort and dynamics of the vehicle for example with a new adaptive chassis (DCC Pro) or enhanced eHybrid electric ranges.
With a brand new striking exterior design, the launch photos reveal strong proportions, fluid lines and clean surfaces with a more powerful-looking front section than we’ve seen on the previous generation Tiguan.
The new Tiguan is slightly longer than its predecessor, and its luggage compartment capacity has increased by 37 litres to 652 litres.
There are many new features on the exterior including innovative new lighting such as light strips and the brand new optional IQ. Light HD (high definition) matrix headlights. This new interactive lighting system uses over 19,000 multipixel LEDs per headlight to illuminate road and the surrounding area to a completely new level and therefore improve comfort and safety.
Inside the Tiguan you will find a completely new design and user experience.
There are significant changes with the new Tiguan. Some of the new features include:
The interior quality has also been improved with high quality insulating materials to improve look and feel.
The Tiguan is equipped with a large number of convenience and assist systems as standard.
In addition to side assist (lane change system), front assist (autonomous emergency braking), lane assist (lane keeping system) and rear view (rear view camera system), also included is dynamic road sign display.
There will also be a large range of optional systems such as: park assist pro with remote parking capability, for automatic driving into and out of parking spaces controlled by the driver from outside the vehicle using a smartphone app, and trailer assist for assisted manoeuvring with a trailer.
What’s on offer?
Customers can choose from a range of efficient powertrains, from two mild hybrids to two plug-in eHybrid models, plus two turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engines and one turbocharged 2.0 TDI diesel engine.
Market introduction for the new Tiguan will be in quarter one (Q1) 2024.