Volkswagen Tiguan is a dedicated cross SUV by German automobile company introduced in the year 2007. Tiguan, by using the Volkswagen Group A5 platform is available in Transverse front-engine layout with a 4 door SUV body styling feature. The car can be driven either as a front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Although, its first variant wasn't catchy, nor it grabbed any attention in terms of sale. Thereafter, modified body outlay of this vehicle made the crossover SUV everyone's choice.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Volkswagen Tiguan is available in two trims – Tiguan 1.4-Litre TSI Trend & Fun and Tiguan 2.0-litre TDI Sport & Style. The former variant is powered with 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder, In-line, Turbo Fuel-injected Gasoline Engine with BlueMotion Technology that generates power of 122 PS at 5000 rpm along with the peak torque of 200 Nm at 1500 rpm. Whereas, the TDI diesel engine generates power output of 140 PS at 4200 rpm and high torque of 320 Nm at 1750 rpm. You can enjoy with quick acceleration numbers and low fuel consumption count of Tiguan coupled with 6-speed DSG. It delivers mileage of 8.4 L/100km (1.4 TSI) and 7.2 L/100km (2.0 TDI). Tiguan shifts in movement mode from a standstill (0-100km speed mark) in 9.3 seconds and reaches top speed of 192 kmph.
Volkswagen Tiguan features sleek and sporty look of a compact crossover 4-door SUV embraced with an overall dimensions of 4426 mm X 1809 mm X 1703 mm (L X W X H). The wheelbase for the same is counted as 2604 mm. Its front profile starts over in basic design with bi-xenon headlight, LED daytime running lights (automatic activation feature to escort you to the home) and spoofs thereafter in windshield, roof bar and extended roof spoiler. The side profile is added with creases in between the 'Boston' 17-inch alloy-wheels of tire size 235/55 R17. Tinted heat insulating glass reduces the intensity of light to pierce inside and keeps the cabin moderately cool in heated summer noons.
Tiguan is made with class interiors providing a luxurious ride to its passengers. It offers you intelligent mini compartments (adjustable front centre armrest, folding table on the back front seat) for storage along with charging point for gadget in centre console, rear and in luggage compartment. Climatronic semi-automatic air conditioning system allows you to travel and sit inside setting optimal temperature in supreme comfort. The multi-function display panel is set intelligently in accordance with steering wheel. 8-speakers surrounded sound music system takes care of the occupant's entertainment with compatible CD player, Radio RCD 310 with MP3 player and to ensure complete connectivity. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to answer calls and play music connecting via phone with wireless technology.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
On the safety front, Volkswagen Tiguan has a Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist to ensure balanced braking of the car. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) work inside this car to prevent it from toppling and skidding. Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer offers maximum protection to the car against any possible theft. Airbags are appointed to curtain front and rear passenger side, dual front passenger airbag and dual front side airbag. For easy maneuvering of the vehicle in tight spaces while parking; Park Distance Control and 'Rear Assist' rear view camera will help you giving alerts for approaching closer object through sensors and camera.
Volkswagen Tiguan is one of those dedicated crossovers that gives you the comfort of a luxury sedan alongwith the sturdiness of an imposing SUV. Although limited cargo space with a poor fuel economy makes one look for alternatives.