The new generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan has been officially unveiled by the German based automaker at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
VW is putting an end to spy shots and teaser images with the introduction of the new Volkswagen Tiguan generation. The model in question has been shown, for the first time ever, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and it has been previewed by the Cross Coupe GTE. The crossover is now 60 mm longer and 30 mm wider than its predecessor but, despite growing in size, it has lost more than 50 kg from its total weight.
The vehicle is now sitting 33 mm closer to the road and its wheelbase has been stretched to 2,681 mm, by 77 mm. There are now 29 mm additional rear knee room and the trunk capacity has been increased by 145 liters, to 615 liters with the rear seats in position or 1,665 liters with the rear seats folded. The new Tiguan generation is riding on the MQB platform and it has been engineered for trailer loads of up to 2,500 kg.
Some of the safety features found on it include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Pedestrian Monitoring, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist and more. Inside it we can find the 5-inch monochrome touch screen on the entry-level Trendline, but go for the Comfortline and Highline and you will get the color 5-inch screen and the larger 8-inch, supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, navigation system and more.
The new generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan has the 4MOTION Active Control switch which has been located on the center console. This is providing four selectable modes which include the Onroad, Snow, Offroad and Offroad Individual. The model shown in these images is in the R-Line specification and this is bringing the body-colored surfaces, new front and rear bumpers, glossy back diffuser, two-tone roof spoiler, 19-inch Sebring wheels with 20-inch optional ones, stainless steel pedal caps and foot rest inside, aluminum door sill guards, Crystal Grey Stitching, R-Line logo, leather wrapped steering wheel and others.
The engine lineup in the new crossover is meeting the Euro 6 regulations and it is up to 24 percent more efficient than before. There are four TSI petrol burners with 125 HP (92 kW), 150 HP (110 kW), 180 HP (132 kW) and 220 HP (162 kW), along with four TDI diesel burners, producing 115 HP (85 kW), 150 HP (110 kW), 190 HP (140 kW) and 240 HP (176 kW). The base engines are getting the FWD layout and the other ones can get the same FWD or the optional 4MOTION AWD. The Tiguan will be joined by a larger 7-seat version, with a longer wheelbase, next year. No pricing details have been announced so far.