Volkswagen Tiguan - the most popular SUV in Europe and one of the best-selling SUVs in the world - is presented in a new version. To date, more than six million copies of this model have been produced. In 2019, about 911,000 Tiguans were delivered to customers, which once again secured the status of not only the most popular model of the brand, but of the entire Volkswagen Group.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2020
Ralf Brandstetter, Chief Operating Officer and Designated CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said:
“In 2016, we launched our global SUV strategy with the second generation Tiguan. It formed the basis of many successful models around the world. Now Volkswagen is taking the next step and introducing a new Tiguan that is all-electric, even more digital and more connected than ever before. As a result, this compact SUV will meet the challenges of today's world."
Volkswagen's best-selling model has been updated in every way. There is not only a version with a modern plug-in hybrid drive* (with a system output of 180 kW/245 hp), but also a high-performance variant - the Tiguan R* - with a 235 kW (320 HP) TSI engine. Volkswagen R has developed for it a new all-wheel drive system with controlled torque distribution between the wheels of both axles and between each of the rear wheels. The use of a dual metering system on all turbodiesel engines ensures that the new Tiguan's turbodiesel (TDI) engines are among the most environmentally friendly internal combustion engines in the world. Thanks to the new Travel Assist system, the new Tiguan can drive partly automatically at speeds up to 210 km/h. In addition, the latest in-flight infotainment system provides the driver with access to a new set of online services and features. Another new (optional) piece of equipment is a 480W audio system from renowned Harman/Kardon. The air conditioner is controlled by a digital panel with touch fields and sliders. The new IQ.LIGHT with LED matrix headlights enhances comfort and safety at night.
Like its predecessors, the new Tiguan is extremely versatile. It's a true SUV capable of towing a trailer weighing up to 2.5 tons - a Volkswagen that can handle any situation with ease. New drives, as well as new auxiliary systems, help him in this.
One of the highlights of the new Tiguan is the eHybrid transmission, which is an integral part of the electrification of Volkswagen models. Dr. Frank Welsh, Member of the Brand Development Council, said:
“We have designed the drive in such a way that the Tiguan eHybrid always starts in E-MODE electric mode, provided that the battery is sufficiently charged. According to WLTP, the car can travel about 50 kilometers** on a single battery charge, which means that most users will use the Tiguan eHybrid as an electric vehicle on a daily basis. That’s what it’s all about – zero emissions when traveling locally.”
Easy-to-set hybrid mode allows you to store enough electricity even on long journeys. So that the final distance in the city can be covered without exhaust emissions. In electric mode, the Tiguan eHybrid can travel at speeds up to 130 km/h. In hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the economical TSI turbocharged petrol engine with direct fuel injection during acceleration. The combination of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine in this mode delivers impressive power and performance, as the electric motor provides additional torque available immediately upon depressing the accelerator pedal. The GTE mode, which is activated by a button next to the gear lever, ensures a particularly dynamic driving experience.
Also new to the new Tiguan's powertrain lineup is the 235 kW (320 hp) TSI engine reserved for the first R version in the model's history. “The Tiguan R has everything buyers expect from an R model: sporty character and trackability, combined with versatile everyday use and expressive design,” explains Jost Capito, Director of Volkswagen R. Under the eye of Volkswagen R engineers, the engine The designation EA888 evo4, the latest version of the TSI Performance powertrain, has been adapted to drive the new Tiguan R. In addition, a new all-wheel drive system called R-Performance Torque Vectoring has been developed to control the distribution of torque between the wheels. Thanks to this system, up to 100% of torque can be transferred to the wheel outside the corner, which significantly improves driving dynamics. How much torque is transmitted to each wheel depends on the steering angle, accelerator pedal position and speed.
* — studio models are similar to serial models ** — estimated cost