13/08/2020

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New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift arrives with design and tech updates

Volkswagen has introduced a revised edition of the Tiguan SUV. The facelifted Mazda CX-five rival...

Volkswagen has introduced a revised edition of the Tiguan SUV. The facelifted Mazda CX-five rival has been offered a thorough beauty and technologies update, as well as a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and a 316bhp R-badged variant. 

The facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan will go on sale during autumn this calendar year, with the SUV’s most popular petrol and diesel engines (these as the one.five-litre TSI and 2.-litre TDI units) reaching showrooms 1st. These will be joined by the new R variant in direction of the stop of the calendar year and the new PHEV product in early 2021.

In essence, the new Volkswagen Tiguan R is a rebodied edition of the not long ago revised Cupra Ateca. It uses the same turbocharged 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol motor as its Spanish sibling but, as Volkswagen sits earlier mentioned Cupra in the Group’s pecking buy, its output improves to 316bhp – which is 20bhp more than the 296bhp Ateca.

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The Tiguan’s R’s vary of chassis revisions are equivalent, while. Purchasers get four-wheel drive, adaptive suspension, even larger brakes and a set of special 21-inch alloy wheels. There is also an intense exterior styling package, an optional Akrapovic exhaust program and a new, 7-phase configurable traction control program.

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Volkswagen has also fitted the Tiguan R’s four-wheel drive chassis with a torque vectoring program, which can send up to 100 per cent of the engine’s energy to the outside wheels when cornering.

In the meantime, the new plug-in Tiguan shares the same 242bhp turbocharged one.4-litre four-cylinder petrol motor and electrical motor as the Mk8 Golf PHEV, which Volkswagen claims will give the SUV a greatest all-electrical vary of 31 miles. The program also lets the Tiguan to travel at speeds of up to 81mph in electrical-only method.

Volkswagen Tiguan: styling and interior revisions

Beauty revisions around the outgoing Tiguan are relatively in depth, as Volkswagen has tried out to bring the SUV’s styling in line with the new Mk8 Golf hatchback. As these, the current Tiguan features the same winged LED headlamps, radiator grille and wide bumper intakes as the hatchback, alongside with a new bonnet, new LED tail lights and a tweaked rear diffuser.

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Inside, there is a new athletics steering wheel with contact-sensitive controls and new capacitive buttons for the air conditioning and air flow devices. Purchasers also can also have a configurable ambient lighting program and a 480-watt 10-speaker Harman/Kardon surround sound program as optional extras.

Volkswagen’s most current MIB3 infotainment program has been additional, much too, which comprises a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and a central infotainment display in possibly 6.five-inch, 8.-inch or 9.2-inch sizes. The program delivers assist for natural voice instructions, alongside with Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile connectivity.

There is also some further basic safety technologies, these as lane-trying to keep assist, front assist, predictive adaptive cruise control and Volkswagen’s new “Travel Assist” semi-autonomous driving functionality, which can suppose control of the vehicle’s steering, acceleration and braking on the motorway at speeds up to 130mph.

Volkswagen Tiguan: trim and specs

Volkswagen has also revised the Tiguan’s trim-stages with a new four-tier framework, offering customers the selection of a base-product, as well as the mid-vary Lifestyle, comfort and ease-focussed Elegance and sporty R-Line variants. Conventional machines includes LED headlamps, autonomous emergency braking and a multifunction steering wheel.

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The middling Tiguan Lifestyle replaces the outgoing Tiguan Match and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, main-beam assist, roof rails and an automatic air conditioning program. Volkswagen’s vary-topping Elegance and R-Line designs provide further more updates, these as Matrix LED headlamps, a digital gauge cluster, a much larger infotainment program and a heated steering wheel.

Elegance designs also obtain an electrically opening and closing boot lid and silver roof rails, while the R-Line product will obtain a sporty overall body package, figure-hugging athletics seats and a new athletics steering wheel. Purchasers will also have their selection of twelve alloy wheel models in sizes ranging concerning 17 and 20 inches, as well as handful of further paint finishes.

Volkswagen Tiguan: engines and drivetrain

Specifications for the rest of the Tiguan’s motor vary are however to be confirmed but, like the not long ago revised SEAT Ateca – with which the Tiguan shares its platform – we count on it’ll consist of a familiar line-up of Volkswagen Group petrol and diesel powertrains.

So, the base-product really should be run by a turbocharged one.five-litre four-cylinder unit, with 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. The motor will come with a six-pace guide gearbox as standard, whilst a 7-pace dual-clutch automatic will be optionally out there.

There’ll also be a fewer highly effective edition of Volkswagen 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol motor, which will sit down below the flagship R product with 187bhp and 320Nm of torque. As opposed to the lower capacity petrol engines, while, it’ll probably only be offered with a 7-pace DSG and four-wheel-drive.

Purchasers really should also get a selection of diesel engines, all primarily based on the Volkswagen Group’s multipurpose EA288 2.-litre four-cylinder. Like the Ateca, there’ll be a 148bhp variant – whilst it continues to be to be noticed irrespective of whether Volkswagen will go on providing the aged Tiguan’s 187bhp and 237bhp diesel engines on this facelifted product.

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