VW at the IAA a brand new car: the Tiguan 2 is larger, lighter, faster and prettier. only the name and the trailer remain from the previous.
Frankfurt - The Tiguan is American. It remains for small motors in the group modular. Visually, the high leg-VW is growing but the US SUV. In its second generation of Tiguan 2 six centimeters long (4.49 m) and three centimeters wide (1.84 m) is. He also carries the bodywork of a US study: rear and side lines derived in large part from the Cross Coupe GTE.
Source: Volkswagen The goal is clear: VW needs to be successful in the US. Therefore, the Tiguan XL in two years will start in America (and China) with a third row of seats. VW invested for the US Tiguan one billion US dollars in the Mexican plant in Puebla. There, 500 Tiguan for the Americas to be built per day.
VW Tiguan 2: Eight engines and an off-road version
After Germany, the Tiguan comes with five seats. Like its predecessor, it has its own trim level for off-road driving. The "off-road front end" increases the Angle of approach of 18.3 to 25.6 degrees. Angle of departure and ramp angles measured in all versions (without lowering) 24.7 degrees. For comparison, the current Tiguan the "Track and Field" package increases the angle of repose of 18 to 28 degrees.
The ground clearance of the new Tiguan rises from 19 to 20 centimeters. still charging and roof edge sit deeper than its predecessor. A longer wheelbase creates more interior space: rear passengers have a few centimeters more space at the knees; the trunk grows 470-1510 to 615-1655 liters.
Under the hood, it stays with four-cylinder with direct injection and turbochargers. At its market launch VW Tiguan offers 2 with four petrol and four diesel models to:
Precise information on acceleration, top speed and fuel consumption VW extends to. Compared to the current Tiguan (small facelift with Euro 6 engines), the new ten percent to fuel-efficient driving. Apart from the basic engines there are all units as standard partly with Haldex 5-wheel drive.
Study: Tiguan GTE with solar cells
In the long term there will be a plug-in version of the Tiguan. At the IAA VW shows the near-: The Tiguan GTE Concept runs with Passat technology and additional solar cells. A 1.4-liter gasoline engine (156 hp) and an electric motor together afford 218 hp. With 13 kWh of battery capacity it rolls up to 50 kilometers solely on electricity. A solar panel on the roof to generate enough electricity to power up to 500 km range in Germany per year. In Southern Europe, there should be 1,000 km.
Source: Volkswagen Put to the test, the Tiguan GTE consumes 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The electric motor sits in the bell housing of a revised twin-clutch transmission. At best, the plug-in Tiguan accelerates in 8.1 seconds from zero to 100 and runs 200 km / h fast.
Assistance systems, head-up display, digital speedometer
Inside the Tiguan 2, there are all systems that already offers VW Golf and Passat. City emergency brake, environment observation with pedestrian detection, a lane departure warning, seven airbags and pedestrian protection in the hood as standard. A three-zone air conditioning with "Biogen" filter, massage seats, a digital speedometer, a head-up display, 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control cost charge.
The infotainment systems combine via Android Auto and Apple carplay with smartphones. Information about traffic, parking lots and gas stations are on the internet Navi. A new app workshop dates agreed, information on the vehicle condition, call the breakdown service and starts the auxiliary heater.
The new VW Tiguan will start in Germany in April 2016th Until then, VW sold the revised version of the current model with current engines and infotainment systems. There are no details at the price of the second generation. In the long term, a VW Tiguan Coupe to follow.
VW Tiguan Tiguan 1 and 2 in the price comparison