The third generation of one of the most popular and best-selling SUVs on the market has been released, with almost eight million units sold to date.
The Tiguan has always been considered one of the most affordable options on the market due to its ability to combine pure SUV aesthetics, with a raised body and optional all-wheel drive, with a deep family vocation, a quality seen in very good. housing and many solutions that make daily use more comfortable.
In this new generation the body will grow three centimeters in length, up to 4.54 meters, with a width of 1.84 meters and a height of 1.67 meters. These external measures allow it to slightly improve the internal living space, with a trunk that now has an excellent 652 liter capacity.
Aesthetically, the evolution is small but enough to distinguish it from its predecessor, something that is often typical of the iconic models of the German manufacturer.
Inside the change is more profound. A new 15-inch screen in a horizontal position replaces the dashboard, to which must be added a second screen that serves as a clock panel, information completed with a state-of-the-art head- up display.
From the 15-inch central screen we manage most of the car’s automation, assisted by what the brand calls Volkswagen Experience Control, a rotary control located between the front seats that allows us to change various parameter, from audio volume to drive. modes or operation of the all-wheel drive system.
For the first time for the brand, the usual touch controls on the steering wheel disappear, and traditional buttons are now used.
The seats of the front occupants are also improved with a new generation of seats called ergoActivePlus, which receives functions such as heating and ventilation and many adjustments thanks to dozens of air chambers inside.
In terms of equipment, it inherits elements from its older brother Touareg such as the latest generation IQ.Light HD lighting or the variable hardness suspension of its latest evolution, which regulate the strength of each shock absorber.
In terms of engines, the possibilities of electrification are expanding, with new self-charging and plug-in hybrid versions, which will join the market of traditional diesel and gasoline engines.
The non-plug-in hybrid versions are available in 136 or 150 horsepower, while the plug-in hybrids deliver 205 and 270 horsepower. The latter stands for homologating a range of up to 100 kilometers in 100% electric mode.