Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
How much will you pay for this all new VW Tiguan SUV?
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia is presenting the newly developed VW Tiguan this week to Malaysians. In this case, “new” means completely new – revolution instead of evolution. That is because this second generation Tiguan is the first Volkswagen Group SUV whose design is based on the MQB platform, which is future oriented in all of its aspects.
In the second generation Tiguan, Volkswagen designers have created an SUV that transfers a new design quality to this segment in a progressive and competitive way. The precision and logic of its lines as well as its clear and unmistakably dominant character have led to a visual profile of the Tiguan that clearly differentiates it from its competitors.
Longer, wider and lower
The new dimensions and proportions elevate the Tiguan from the previous model as well. It is now larger. At 4,486 mm in length, the new model is 60 mm longer, and its wheelbase has been lengthened by 77 mm to 2,681 mm. The new vehicle is 1,839 mm wide, which is 30 mm more than before. Meanwhile, its height was reduced by 33 mm to 1,632 mm (base model with front-wheel drive). The Cd figure of the new Tiguan was reduced as well, thanks to numerous aerodynamic improvements. One example of the innovative aerodynamics is the newly designed door mirrors. By means of wind tunnel testing and airflow simulations the shape of the mirror housings could be improved to such an extent that their share of overall air drag was reduced by 40%. This, and other measures, enabled a 0.048 improvement in the vehicle’s Cd figure to 0.31.
Thanks to excellent space utilisation, seating space has been significantly improved in the new Tiguan (26 mm more interior length). Three passengers in the rear seating area, for instance, have 29 mm more knee room. The size of the luggage compartment has also increased. The new model offers 145 litres more cargo capacity (up to 615 litres with five persons on-board). In addition, the rear bench seat is asymmetrically split and can be adjusted up to 18 cm longitudinally. The reclining angle of the seat backrest can also be adjusted. When the rear bench is folded, this results in a boot volume of 1,655 litres. Practical: If necessary, the backrest of the front passenger seat can be folded fully forward for stowing very long cargo items. Last but not least, it is now even easier to load the Tiguan, because the load sill has been lowered further.
More information will be shared with you later tomorrow.