Friday, May 27, 2011

2012 Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan Review

The new VW Tiguan is here. An SUV with a parallel to the Touareg over. An SUV with powerful engines and fuel, while fuel consumption is 5.3 liters per 100 km for both front-wheel drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI BlueMotion with technology (81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 hp). A van that stops the engine completely whenever possible in the city of road with a Stop / Start system. An SUV is an ideal and versatile companion for life on the road with his excellent all, great practicality, 1,510 liters of cargo space, up to 2,500 kilograms of trailer load (with 4MOTION all-wheel drive) and many clever features. A Volkswagen in the best sense of the word! In Germany, the point Tiguan goes on sale in mid-June 2011, other European countries will follow in early August, and overseas markets in late August.

One truck, two worlds

styling of the front-end has been completely reinterpreted. Volkswagen Tiguan is still the only SUV in its class that can be ordered in two versions: one for a road and designed for driving off-road. Visually, the two models are different from the front of the head (on-road "is a 18 degree angle to approach the" Off-road, "28 degrees). Both models now show greater independence, improved dynamic performance and precision of style. Moreover, as the road version of its off-road version is now available in top line equipment. In this case, an expert in off-road known as Track & Style (on the road: "Sport & Style").

systems of high-tech security

With the model change, new media such as the detection of fatigue (standard on the Sport & Style "and" Track & Style "), based on the camera control systems of the main beam Help (H7 lights) and dynamic light assistance (bi-xenon headlights) and the Lane Assist lane system maintenance and extend the range of functions available on the VW Tiguan. Other developments in the Tiguan, the XDS electronic differential lock.

110 hp to 210 hp

Powertrain Technologies has become even more fuel efficient. Three of the seven engines available in Europe - all charged four-cylinder engines with direct fuel injection - are new to programming Tiguan. The four gasoline engines torque-strong (TSI, 1.4 to 2.0 liters of displacement) to produce between 90 kW / 122 hp and 155 kW / 210 hp. The three powerful diesel engines (TDI) covers a power range of 81 kW / 110 PS to 125 kW / 170 hp. Also available as an option on the new Volkswagen Tiguan is the transmission 7-speed dual-clutch (DSG) - one of the strongest broadcast and sports automatic.

One of the fuel in the SUV world

All versions BlueMotion technology Tiguan a Stop / Start system and regeneration of the battery. The result: even with AWD, the PS 103/140 kW BlueMotion Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4Motion technology, for example, consumes just 5.8 liters per 100 km! Obviously, this is one of the Volkswagen SUV fuel in the world. As before, the entry-level engine is offered with front-wheel drive. And TDI 140 PS front wheel drive is available as an alternative. Thus, a Volkswagen TDI even managed to break the barrier of 5.5 liters with a score of 5.3 l/100 km of fuel.

Bestsellers from the beginning

The new Tiguan replaces a model that has been extraordinarily successful in Germany, after its market launch in 2007, Volkswagen Tiguan sprint the rest to become the SUV market. And he never abandoned this position: Although the launch of the new Tiguan was announced by Volkswagen in February 2011, the "old" model continues to rank first in new car registrations for all SUVs in Germany. Even more impressive, until shortly before production ceased was the fourth best selling car after the Golf, Polo and Passat. Very few cars - anywhere in the world - the experience of such a successful end!

SUV on all continents

Internationally, the VW Tiguan has been one of the most wanted and Volkswagen. His biggest volume markets are Europe, Russia, United States, China, Brazil and Australia. In Germany, the average market share in the compact SUV segment is about 21 percent in 2010, when he was 12 percent in Europe. In total, nearly 700,000 Tiguan have been delivered worldwide since the fall of 2007. The Touareg's little brother is ready to continue this success with a new look and other advanced technologies.


Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most successful cars of its kind. Since the best-selling debut in the fall of 2007, nearly 700 000 units were delivered in five continents. The main factors behind the SUV was becoming a global success of its technical features and a good economy. At the same time, Volkswagen has a design very special, timeless and attractive. However, Volkswagen has developed lines of the Tiguan - which is always a four-door model. In particular, the front and rear has been redesigned to meet new design DNA Volkswagen.
Like its predecessor, the new Volkswagen Tiguan once again available in two versions of the body with different approaches. While the classic version that was with an angle of 18 degrees, designed more for urban challenges and the skills of a towing vehicle, the Tiguan with the widest angle of 28 degrees of approach is ideal for those that often lead Volkswagen in their difficult terrain.

Because their interfaces are different, both versions have different lengths: the Volkswagen Tiguan measures 18 degrees prior to 4426 mm, while its counterpart in one of the measures by 4433 mm 28 degrees. However, they are identical in width (1809 mm and 2041 mm, without mirrors) and height (1686 mm without roof rails, 1703 mm with roof rails). So are its identical wheelbase (2604 mm) and wide track (1569 mm front, rear 1571 mm).

Style of the new Tiguan

The new style that differentiates the two body styles than before. However, both versions of VW Tiguan have adopted the "design DNA" of Volkswagen is characterized by a predominance of horizontal lines clear. As the largest of the Touareg, the network is upgraded with two twin chrome strips. Especially distinctive are the Bi-Xenon headlights with optional hidden beam (Dynamic Light Assist), the standard version the day of xenon are formed by a strip of 14 LED lights embedded in the.

18 degrees: Volkswagen is a sports model on the road in two versions Trend & Fun "(basic version) and" Sport & Style ". During the lateral surface of the bumper painted. The" urban "features to a grid wide in the middle and two small openings on the sides with front fog lamps which are added a robust black front spoiler ends at the bottom. overhang opposite corner, they said 18 degrees. With 90 kW / 122 PS (TSI ) and 81 kW / 110 PS (TDI), the Tiguan is built like a front wheel drive vehicle.

28 degrees: strong off-road version is available in the "Track & Field equipment line (base model), which is known by his predecessor, and a new version up for the first time:" Track & Style. With an approach angle of 28 degrees can handle Volkswagen Tiguan even more difficult off-road. During the hard redesigned bumpers, underbody protection ensures the prosperity of powertrain components. Visually, the central air intake designed to be very flat in supporting the protection of the chassis. Again car surrounded by protected, integrated fog lights on the sides of the SUV. The Skid Gray himself, who has three distinctive shaped openings are on both sides of dirty air flow guides. off-road versions of the Tiguan is always equipped with 4Motion four-wheel drive.


Feature means that all new vehicles differs taillights. This also applies to the redesigned taillights on both sides of the Tiguan. Inside, the lights now reflect the look of the taillights of the Touareg with two L-shaped lower edge of the rear lights, now regularly along a horizontal line, in fact a new design even cleaner in the C -pillars that give the entire rear section of an upscale appearance.

In the rear, all versions Tiguan has a departure angle of 25 degrees. This angle may of course be reduced by the payload of the vehicle (the same angle of approach front end.)

Side profile

A clear and powerful design dominates the profile of the SUV side as well. The design incorporates strong wheel arches and even modestly furnished, a window line that rises toward the rear surface of the door and the wing mark, and - also typically Volkswagen - Casa C-pillars. Every detail is a logic of form that binds the whole. A range of new alloy wheels visually distinguish the previous model Volkswagen Tiguan. In Germany, the "Trend & Fun" and "Track & Field" versions are equipped with alloy wheels of 16 inches ("Portland" type) as standard, the Tiguan Sport & Style "and the lines of" Track & Style team leave the factory alloy wheels 17 "(" Philadelphia "type).

In side profile, the Sport & Style "and" Track & Style version differ from the basic models of chrome side rubbing strips. All models share the ramp angle of 20 degrees and 200 mm height from the ground - in the top versions - anodized roof railing.

Passive safety of the VW Tiguan

The old model Tiguan reaches a maximum five stars in crash tests by the European consumer organization EuroNCAP (New Car Assessment Program). IIHC the U.S. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), also known as SUVs TOP SAFETY PICK, this assessment focuses on important measures of active and passive safety. The latest version of the Tiguan is certainly one of the safest cars. Its security is built on solid foundations of its rigid occupant cell, its crumple zones and restraint systems that are listening to them.


Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with five head restraints, which can be adjusted to very high (the distance the head is also adjustable front seats "...& Style "), 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags (front) and 2 and the head airbag lateral chest, the second covers the entire surface of the side windows. Volkswagen could also be ordered two rear side airbags as an option. It 's always possible to remove the front passenger airbag when a small child to travel rearward facing seat. The station was reported to the driver's airbag light. Standard fit Isofix points on the back of the seats perfect protective measures for children.

Integrated front and rear outboard, the belt force limiters to reduce the burdens chest. Seat belt pretensioners for front seats, which are electrically ignited by a central control module in a crash of sufficient severity to ensure that the resettlement of residents are coordinated with the deceleration of the vehicle at the beginning. Together with rear side airbags, the security option includes pretensioners rear seat belts on outer rear seats block. The systems are connected to each other: air system bag deployment, for example, between all relevant control modules, ensure that the flashers are activated, all doors are locked, the inner light and the fuel pump is disabled in an accident.


A key factor in the success of the Tiguan is its versatility, sophisticated design and user-friendly interior. This may seem obvious, but it is not. All user controls and systems that enable their duties without delay. A user manual? He is one. But it is rarely necessary. The seat design is so convenient. Volkswagen Tiguan owners to enjoy the highest room in the front and rear. Another impressive feature is that the 60/40 split rear seat can be adjusted forward and back and tilts up to 16 cm. Capacity ranges from 470 to 1,510 liters, depending on the configuration of the rear seats. In addition, the back seat of the front passenger seat can be folded completely into the "Sport & Style" versions "Track & Style" team, which allows customers to store items up to 2.5 meters long.

Within the basic version of the 2011 Tiguan, the new seat covers "Compress" design are impressive. Frames around the vents will now be in "Dark Rodio." At the same time, the most popular models to identify details such as decorative ribbons door "metallic silver" and the new fabric seat covers and Alcantara (style "Milan"). Volkswagen Tiguan is a selection of standard equipment has also been greatly expanded. For example, standard features of the Tiguan Sport & Style "(and the Tiguan Track & Style") is now Detection of fatigue, rain sensor, automatic dimming rearview mirror and the RCD 310 audio system with 8 speakers (see figure "lines equipment and buildings "for more information about this).


The instruments are sophisticated - both visually and by touch - and they are placed optimally, all buttons are located where one would expect intuitively. Consider the dashboard: Located on top - an optimal integration in the visual field of the driver and front passenger - it is the audio or audio-navigation. Buyers can choose between the radio-CD system RCD 210 (standard of "Trend & Fun" and "Track & Field"), RCD 310 (standard "...& Style "), RCD 510, Navigation RNS 310 with an extension of the RCD 310 or RNS 510 radio navigation system DVD. Two air intakes located on the left of the audio system and two on the right. Appearing on the level under the control of standard air conditioner.

The front seats

VW Tiguan are seats available in two system configurations. Even in "Trend & Fun" and "Track & Field" versions, the SUV comes with seats offer height adjustment and lumbar support. As mentioned, "Sport & Style" and "Track & Style line equipment has more than positioning. In these lines, the sport seats are used and a storage tray under each front seat. The front passenger seat backrest can be folded completely forward.

The rear seats

The rear 60/40 is slightly high compared with the two front seats, rear seat center section can be folded so that it can be used as an armrest, cup holders, table or load via password. Regardless of this function, the seat back angle can be adjusted in a range of 23 degrees. The seats can be adjusted in a longitudinal field of 16 cm.


The area of ​​the Tiguan's cargo is properly designed, variable practice and with a flat surface. With five people on board the vehicle, which can hold 470 liters. Its maximum load capacity of 1510 liters with a maximum payload of 670 kg.

Drive Technologies

The latest version of the Tiguan is powered entirely by new engines with direct injection and charging. In addition to versions with four-wheel drive (4Motion), front-wheel drive was offered again in some versions and Tiguan. Three of the seven engines for Volkswagen Tiguan are new programming. The four gasoline engines (TSI) of output between 90 kW / 122 hp and 155 kW / 210 hp. New Engine 3 TSI 118 kW / 160 PS, 132 kW / 180 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS - they all bring 10 PS at the helm than the previous model, without increasing the overall fuel consumption.

3 diesel engines (TDI) to develop a 81 kW / 110 hp, 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 hp. All Tiguans with BlueMotion Technology (BMT) is also a "Stop / Start. SUV fuel consumption values ​​were reduced to 0.3 liters per 100 km. In the case of front-wheel drive Tiguan 2.0 TDI BlueMotion technology with 81 kW / 110 hp and 103 kW / 140 hp, for example, the combined cycle fuel consumption of just 5.3 l/100 km. In addition, the standard setting is a four-wheel drive Tiguan 2.0 TDI BlueMotion technology and 103 kW / 140 HP and 5.8 liters per 100 km. This makes the fuel in a Volkswagen SUV world.

All 7 engines perfectly to the profile character SUV with the performance of torque box and a maximum torque of between 200-350 Nm 3 engines can be combined with a gearbox DSG 7 speed. A new option available on all versions XDS electronic differential lock, which supplements the vehicle dynamics in particular when driving through curves.

VW Tiguan offers an impressive trailer tow up to 2,500 kg, depending on the specific drive configuration - if the Tiguan offers as much fun as it makes their functional characteristics oriented. An overview of all versions of the powertrain that will debut in 2011:


IST * 1.4 - 90 kW / 122 hp (6-speed) / BMT

* 1.4 TSI - 118 kW / 160 hp (6 speeds) / TMO

* 2.0 TDI - 81 kW / 110 hp (6-speed) / BMT

* 2.0 TDI - 103 kW / 140 hp (6-speed) / BMT

Four-wheel drive / 4MOTION

* 1.4 TSI - 118 kW / 160 hp (6 gears)

* 2.0 TSI - 132 kW / 180 hp (optional 6-speed DSG)

* 2.0 TSI - 155 kW / 210 hp (6-speed DSG optional)

* 2.0 TDI - 103 kW / 140 hp (optional 6-speed DSG)

* 2.0 TDI - 103 kW / 140 hp (optional 6-speed DSG) / TMO

* 2.0 TDI - 125 kW / 170 hp (6 gears)

1.4 TSI 90 kW / 122 PS

The Tiguan 1.4 TSI 122 PS will always be delivered by BlueMotion version of the technology with front wheel drive and manual transmission 6-speed. Start / stop and regenerative battery are both standard here. The Tiguan may be ordered "Trend & Fun" and "Sport & Style equipment line.

This is more fuel for gasoline engines Volkswagen Tiguan is a combined fuel consumption is 6.5 litres/100 km (equal to 152 g / km of CO2) and develops a maximum power of 5000 rpm. maximum torque of 200 Nm Turbo TSI is available between 1500 and 4000 rpm. four-cylinder engine allows a top speed of 185 km / h. The Tiguan is a 1390 cm3 engine handles the classic 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds.

1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 hp

In the next power level, Volkswagen will present a Twincharger turbo and supercharged engine of 118 kW / 160 hp (at 5,800 rpm), some time after the launch of the new Tiguan. Be offered with front-wheel drive (such as "Trend & Fun" and "Sport & Style") or a BlueMotion version of the technology with four-wheel drive (like "Track & Field" and "Track & Style"). ETI develops a maximum torque of 240 Nm between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. The BlueMotion Tiguan 1.4 TSI technology with an output of 160 hp and a top speed of 203 km / h has a combined fuel consumption of 6.7 litres/100 km (equal to 156 g / km of CO2).

2.0 TSI with 132 kW / 180 hp

The program is an All-New Volkswagen 2.0 liter TSI, 132 kW / 180 hp. This engine, in particular, set the new Tiguan in place of 125 kW / 170 hp TSI predecessor. The new four-cylinder engine, the same technical platform is the largest 155 kW of GMOs is also a new Volkswagen Tiguan. As a 132 kW TSI engine has a displacement 1984 cm3. Thank you for your turbo engine with direct injection produces a constant torque of 280 Nm between 1,800 low and a high 5000 rpm, four-cylinder unit produces its maximum power ranging from 4500 and 6200 rpm. The engine - which is available on all lines of equipment, which is always 4MOTION all-wheel drive - is a combined fuel consumption of just 8.5 l/100 km (DIN EN 228), this corresponds to the value of CO2 of 199 g / km. Tiguan 2.0 TSI 180 hp accelerates to 100 km / h in just 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 204 km / h.

Optionally, the TSI can be ordered with a gearbox DSG 7 speeds. In this case, the combined fuel consumption of 8.6 liters (also 199 g / km of CO2). Speed ​​DSG version is a bit less than 202 km / h, but the 0 to 100 km / h acceleration time has been improved to 7.9 seconds. All these figures illustrate why DSG is one of the most efficient automatic transmissions in the world. The TSI can be combined with any equipment lines.

2.0 TSI 155 kW / 210 hp

The Tiguan is the most powerful gasoline engine will launch soon. It produces 155 kW / 210 hp (between 5300 and 6200 rpm) and replace the 147 kW / 200 hp TSI was discontinued the previous model of the Tiguan. Its maximum torque of 280 Nm is always available in 1700 and 5300 rpm. 210 PS engine takes the vehicle a top speed of 215 km / h, accelerates the Tiguan to 100 km / h 7.8 seconds. Despite the high power, TSI is also fuel efficient: in the 180-PS TSI, for example, the combined fuel consumption of 8.5 litres/100 km (equal to 199 g / km CO2) and change to 6 gears.

Volkswagen will also offer the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI DSG 7-speed great option. Its combined fuel consumption of 8.6 l/100 km (199 g / km of CO2), (!) After just 7.3 seconds, it moves the DSG version of 100 km / h. Its top speed is 213 km / h. The TSI is available in conjunction with the "Track & Style" and the lines of "Sports equipment and style.

2.0 TDI 81 kW / 110 HP

All three TDI engines operate with common rail injection, turbocharged, intercooled, four cylinders and a displacement of 1968 cm3. The entry-level engine Tiguan diesel line-up is 81 kW / 110 hp (at 2750-4200 rpm). This engine is ideal for customers who place great emphasis on maximum fuel economy. This engine - always combined with the BlueMotion technology (start / stop system and regenerative battery) and front-wheel drive - a combined fuel economy of 5.3 litres/100km (equivalent to 139 g / km CO2). This contrasts with a maximum torque of 280 Nm heavy (between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm). Thus, the "small" TDI is really a good fit for the Tiguan.

If necessary, the Tiguan 2.0 TDI 110 PS and gearbox 6-speed can accelerate just 175 km / h. Ends in a sprint to 100 km / h in 11.9 seconds. The TDI can be combined with the "Trend & Fun" and the lines of "Sport & Style equipment.

2.0 TDI 103 kW / 140 PS

The kW 103 / 140 hp (at 4200 rpm) VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4Motion all-wheel drive was already associated with low fuel consumption. Now, at 6.0 litres/100km (equivalent to 157 g / km CO2), the wiser the previous model with its 6.3 l/100 km. This TDI can be ordered with a version of equipment and - possibly - with 7-speed DSG (6.3 l/100 km and 167 g / km CO2). A feature version 4 can be configured with this engine. The manual version has a top speed of 186 kmh, while the DSG version can go 188 km / h. A major advantage of this Tiguan: towing capacity of 2500 kg.

In addition, there will be a new 140 hp 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tiguan FWD technology (such as "Trend & Fun" or "Sport & Style"). His total fuel consumption: 5.3 / l 100 km (139 g / km CO2). Should be in high demand, the new Tiguan 2.0 TDI 140 PS version with four-wheel drive and Technology BlueMotion: With a manual transmission, it consumes a low 5.8 litres/100km and a DSG 6, 0 l / 100 km. All versions of the 140 PS TDI is characterized by a high maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

2.0 TDI 125 kW / 170 HP

The most powerful 125 kW / 170 hp TDI Tiguan, which is always going to be all-wheel drive is a combined fuel consumption is 6.0 litres/100 km (equal to 158 g / km CO2), which is 0.3 liters less than its predecessor. It delivers up to 4200 rpm. Between 1750 and 2500 rpm the engine develops maximum torque of 350 Nm - enough power and strength to accelerate the Volkswagen Tiguan to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds, top speed 201 km / h. Revision 7-speed DSG is also expected. Top TDI can be combined with "Sport & Style" and "Track & Style" versions of the devices. Of course, as the 140 hp version with 170 hp Tiguan can handle up to 2500 kg towing.

Stop / Start system

The driver approaches a red light, the brakes will stop the Tiguan, will move in crowds and keep your foot on the clutch (DSG, simply press the brake pedal). This causes the engine to shut down temporarily. In multi-display the text "Start () Stop" will appear. Immediately after the light turns green again, the driver presses the switch (or simply to release the brake, DSG), and the engine starts, the "Start ()" "Stop the text is removed, the driver commits the gear and continue driving. Basically, the driver is not required to do anything additional to the traditional use of a car, but save up to 0.2 l/100 km in the use of Stop / Start.

Contrary to vehicles without the system of Stop / Start technology BlueMotion models have an additional battery information form (to obtain the instantaneous state of the battery), the heavy engine starting, the DC / DC converter (ensures voltage stability of power system the vehicle) and durability of a deep cycle battery with fiberglass mat board.

restoration of the battery

Regeneration can use the energy expended in the direction that the ideal as possible. During braking phases inertia and Tiguan - for example each time the driver releases the accelerator pedal or the brakes - the system increases the voltage of the alternator (generator), and this electricity is used to load in most vehicle battery. Thanks to the control of the alternator according to the efficiency of the motor and the battery charged for optimum results, the alternator voltage can be reduced whenever it's convenient - such as when accelerating or permanently to maintain the desired speed. The generator, you can even cut altogether. This relieves the load on the engine, reducing fuel consumption. In addition, the battery - always ideally positions - provides vehicle electrical system with enough power during the engine stop (eg traffic lights).

Revitalization of the battery requires special programs for energy and the modified version of the engine control software.

7-speed DSG

Programming Volkswagen four-cylinder engines, DSG replaced conventional automatic transmissions with torque converter. The new Tiguan is extremely fast and efficient working version of 7-speed DSG used. His most important design - two dry clutches, if the pressure is controlled hydraulically. The engine power is transferred to the dual coupling through the crankshaft and a dual-mass flywheel. I clutch handles the odd gears and clutch AR II himself more. The results from this sophisticated clutch management: when you go, there are no holes in the power of propulsion. Comfort and convenience are excellent and the pilot experienced a unique feeling comfortable and dynamic changing.

Responsible for this - and a transmission electro-hydraulic control intelligent (Mechatronics) - are two clutches and two drive shafts and drive shafts for the final three. This network system can continuously "lurking, ready to act at a higher level of conduct. And indeed it is fast as lightning. Example: while the Tiguan is driven in sixth, the seventh gear is already committed but not yet "active." As soon as the ideal base change has been reached, the clutch responsible for the sixth gear is automatically opened, while the other is closed and "proactive" seventh gear. This product overlap between the opening and closing of the two clutches, which leads to facilitate the movement described above. The entire process is completed in a few hundredths of a second motion.

4MOTION all-wheel drive

Usually the front axle in the motor system 4motion - including four-wheel drive Volkswagen Tiguan, the rear axle does ten percent of propulsive power. It saves on fuel. Only necessary - based on the powertrain and the position of track - is the rear axle in the game, step by step. This is done by coupling four-wheel-drive electro-hydraulic. An important difference compared to the previous generation 4Motion: no difference in speed is necessary between the front and rear wheels to rotate clutch when the pressure is constituted by an electric pump.

The system of multi-plate clutch if integrated into the rear differential. The pressure tank is supplied with oil by an electric pump with a pressure of 30 bar. An electronic control unit calculates the ideal torque to the rear axle and regulates, through a valve, how is transferred to both the oil pressure piston multi-disc clutch work. Here, the pressure on the surface of the clutch plates is proportional to the desired torque to the rear axle. The amount of torque transfer can be changed continuously by changing the magnitude of the applied pressure in the clutch. The system operates independently of wheel slippage, because the pressure is always available. When the Tiguan is controlled from a standstill skating or accelerated, the front wheels are avoided, since the control unit controls the torque distribution based on dynamic axle loads. In extreme cases, almost 100 percent of torque can be directed to the rear axle.

XDS electronic differential lock

New Board of Directors of the Tiguan is the differential XDS electronic option. It is a functional extension of the electronic lock is already built by ESP. XDS improves handling when driving fast around corners, and it calibrates the vehicle more "neutral" by preventing wheel spin potential in unloading the wheel inside the curve of active braking, thus improving traction.

Trim and Features

Last day of the new Tiguan, Volkswagen has also updated equipment lines and engine line his best-selling SUV. While there were 3 lines before the equipment is now the fourth Volkswagen responds to a desire among many buyers VW Tiguan wishing to purchase a hard off-road ("Track ...") - identified by its front end , which is designed more for off-road service - comes with features the most elegant (". .. Style"). Consequently, there will now be two lines of medium equipment, "Trend & Fun" (basic version) and "Sport & Style", plus 2 off-road lines, "Track & Field (basic version) and Track & Style. "

Tiguan Trend & Fun

Tiguan Trend & Fun "leaves the factory front-end of the road (18 degrees angle of attack). In the series model, the name is the" basic version "is actually somewhat 'accurate.. This is due to the characteristics of "Trend & Fun version covers much more than the car needs basic theory it should be possible to the client's right to determine the exterior color and interior trim figure and that's all All you have to be on the train -.. Including a comprehensive package of safety equipment, air conditioning and audio system. But, of course, the Volkswagen Tiguan Trend & Fun also offers plenty of freedom to modify the buyer's needs and desires SUV.

At the launch of the market, this version will be available with two TSI (90 kW / 122 PS and 132 kW / 180 hp) and two TDI engines (81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 hp). Key features include:

Security: What is certain is that Volkswagen still has the Electronic Stability Program ESP, 6 airbags, seatbelts with detection of binding lock-up warning, Isofix anchorages 5 headrests adjustable for height (plan Security enhanced) and child seat. For the first time in the Tiguan - in collaboration with the comfort of the seats or upholstery "Vienna" leather - headrests for driver and front passenger, not only to adjust the height, but horizontally in the distance from the head. Also standard: when the vehicle is braked hard, which activates the hazard lights. Tire pressure is also monitored and displayed with an indicator. Important for a SUV with a maximum of 2500 kg towing capacity is authorized trailer stabilization program that is integrated with the ESP. New to the Tiguan Trend & Fun: DRL. It covers safety.

Appearance: When the outdoor area, Germany, the entry-level model is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels (type "Portland") and 215 tires. Of course, bumpers, door handles and side mirrors housings are painted body color. chrome grille and grille adorns the body of a shark. As is the practice of Volkswagen, the chassis is galvanized and provides an ideal corrosion protection. Insulating glass - a standard feature - the protection from direct sunlight.

Comfort and convenience: Tools offers pure comfort and interior styling, which is already the basic version of a higher level of the line equipment includes a climate control system, new upholstery "Pakat" front seats with adjustable height lumbar support, new edges around the air holes (in the Dark Rhodium "color), electric parking brake hold function and Hill Climb Assist, power windows and mirrors throughout, electric multifunction display Plus (y understand the function onboard computer) and the RCD 210 audio system with four speakers and CD/MP3 player.

Variability: As in the previous model, the rear seat is 16 cm length adjustment and a center armrest that can be used as a table, the seat back angle can be adjusted. Naturally, the asymmetrical split bench can be folded down, resulting in a load capacity of 1,510 liters. A charge of placing the goods behind the rear seat of the spectators, while a load sill guard protects itself Volkswagen Tiguan.

Durability: All Technology BlueMotion models are also equipped with a Stop / Start system and method for the regeneration of the battery.

Tiguan Track & Field

Buyers who opt for a version Tiguan approach 28 degrees to get the "Track & Field" line of computers as the counterpart of "Trend & Fun". The two versions are almost identical, but differ in detail off the road.

off-road package: The Way of the VW Tiguan & Field, including - with front drives optimized for off-road, including a database engine protection - an off-road mode that awakens an entire network of support systems touch of a button, the off-road terrain optimize plant. Features also include an integrated compass display, Hill Descent Assist, accelerator pedal more precise measure of the gear pre-selection with optional DSG and ABSplus, the latter does the braking system with a frequency different pulse driving loose surfaces, which can help reduce stopping distances - for example, on the edges of gravel. Inside, the Tiguan Track & Field "also bag hooks in the cargo area of ​​the Tiguan" Trend & Fun ".

At the launch of the market, this version will be available with the TSI 132 kW and 103 kW TDI.

Tiguan Sport & Style "and" Track & Style

Two versions of the top of the new Volkswagen Tiguan also share the characteristics of almost the whole fleet, except for off-road driving program "Track & Style" and the various interfaces. Compared to its predecessor, the Tiguan Sport & Style in 18 degrees angle of front overhang has been considerably improved (all updates have been adjusted to the new "Track & Style," a front of 28 degrees angle of attack).

Exterior: The exterior surface of standard features - including fog lamps, chrome framed cornering lights, roof rails (silver anodized), underbody with "matt chrome" trim, chrome - beyond the content of releases basic windows, tinted glass aft of B-pillar (65 percent light absorbing), and - in the case of the Tiguan Track & Style - a chrome trim around the grille air inlet before. In addition, newly designed 17-inch "Philadelphia" alloy used.

Convenience: The design and functionality, the first two models are characterized by the following data: a new survey effort (the first time in the current Passat), sport seats, front seats in Alcantara / fabric flat (model, "Milan"), the boxes below the front seats, door inserts, decorative (In "Silver Metallic"), and chrome accents is the control of the mirror and electric window switches. Also on board: high-performance RCD 310 audio system with eight speakers, AUX-IN, Multi-Monitor 'Premium' automatic driving lights (including "Coming Home / Leaving Home" function), rain sensor and automatic dimming mirror rear-view mirror, front footwell lighting, folding tables for the rear seat, front seats, front passenger seatback that folds forward and fully leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with aluminum inserts.

VW Tiguan Overview colors

12 exterior colors: the new Tiguan will be available 2 black and white paint ("Candy White" and "Deep Ocean Blue"), 8 metallic paints ("Midnight Blue," "Grey Pepper", "Reflex silver", "Silver Leaf "Titanium Beige" "Toffee Brown", "Wild Cherry Red" and "Acapulco Blue") and paint, pearl effect "Deep Black" and "Green Venice".

7 colors for the upholstery of the seats: seats upholstered selections are color palettes "Brown / Black Titan" (cloth), "Quartz / Titan Black" (cloth), "Corn Silk Beige (leather)," angry "(leather)," Black Titan "(fabric, leather or Alcantara) and" Taniami Beige "and" gray flannel "(two Alcantara / Milan shielding "...& Style").

6 wheels: As mentioned, "Trend & Fun" and "Track & Field" editions in Germany, 16-inch wheels "Portland" alloy (5 double-ray) as a standard. "Sport & Style" and "Track lines Style & spoke 10 "wheels Philadelphia" alloy 17-inch format by default. Another option: 16-inch "San Diego" wheels for the Tiguan Track & Field. "In addition, customers can choose between two other 17-inch wheels styled" Boston "and" New Orleans ") and a model 18-inch wheels (" New York ").

Of course, smart - the new Tiguan Optional systems

Enormous progress has been made on active and passive safety of vehicles and facilities in recent decades. Currently, intelligent help to further improve driving safety and comfort. An armada of other support systems are moving into the new Volkswagen Tiguan. They include automatic lighting of the light beam Assist and Dynamic Light Assist, fatigue detection, Lane Keeping Assist Lane Assist and Park Assist latest generation of PDC.

Because these systems are adapted to the budgets and priorities of individual customers, which generally are available separately or as part of a line of special equipment. For example, the new detection system is included fatigue on the Tiguan Sport & Style and the Tiguan Track & Style. In addition, technologies such as the convenience of keyless access point - an engine startup and shutdown of the system - are the most typical features of the luxury SUV class. In addition, intelligent technologies, such as the hitch that rotates, like the VW Tiguan SUV market practice. An overview of the most important:

fatigue detection in detail

This system detects the driver's concentration on the decline and alerts the driver with a beep for five seconds, a visual message also appears on the instrument panel recommended that the driver takes a break from driving. If the driver does not take a break in the next 15 minutes, the warning is repeated once. The reason here: 25 percent of all road accidents can be attributed to driver fatigue - especially on long trips and monotonous. detection of fatigue against this action. Since the beginning of each unit, the system analyzes the behavior characteristic of driver steering. Currently, the detection system constantly evaluates fatigue and signs such as steering angle, the use of pedals and lateral acceleration. If monitoring parameters indicate a deviation from the behavior of the address registered to departure, warnings, and visual and audio are produced.

Independent monitoring, each time it activates the system, it is a break from driving for the driver, after four hours of continuous driving.

This facility does not output warnings from acute cases of microsleep, however, the fatigue detection system focuses on the detection of early stages of a lack of concentration. As mentioned, both trims are equipped with top of the system as a standard feature.

Assist the most dynamic light LED daytime running lights

Another new board of Tiguan Volkswagen is the ray of the mask main continuous system known as dynamic light relief. Assist dynamic lighting allows manual switching between low beam and most important of the past. At speeds over 65 km / h the main beam is automatically activated and remains permanently active. Here's how:

In combination with an integrated camera behind the windscreen, the main beam of light modules - in this case, bi-xenon requirements (including the standard curve light and LED daytime running lights) - is immersed in individual areas Specifies where the system has analyzed the potential of glare to other vehicles in traffic. Masking a gap between the reflector with the filament DS3 xenon and mercury-free lens makes this feature possible. With a clever twist, the whole module side (through cornering light function) and individual control of lights left and right, the further opening geometry is able to mask the source of light. This prevents light glare oncoming traffic or vehicles ahead.

And thanks to the camera before, the cornering light module can detect the exact position of the vehicle ahead, and start at a speed of 60 kmh "moves" of the distribution of light at the end of the back vehicle, or laterally, even beyond cars - without causing glare.

Assist light

For Tiguan models with conventional halogen headlights is a simplified version of the automatic control of beam available: Easy Assist. This beam is also assistant a camera system that scans the existing lamps in traffic and really - based on his knowledge of a wide range of traffic situations - it produces a beam or beam control. primary beam is automatically enabled or disabled from speeds of 60 km / h, this system also allows a considerable gain in convenience and safety.

Service Park, II Generation

Unlike first generation systems, which are exclusively supported by parallel parking on the road, the final offer parking assistance also helped perpendicular parking - that is, perpendicular to the taxiway. The system is activated at speeds up to 40 km / h by pressing a button on the center console. The controller indicates the side of the road to the parking lot by turning the indicator on that side.

Park Assist uses its 12 ultrasonic sensors (4 front, 4 back, 2 right, 2 left / $ 4.5 m) to detect a large enough parking, then assisted parking can begin: the driver engages reverse gear and do have only accelerate and brake. The Tiguan manages. The driver is assisted by acoustic signals and visual signals on the multifunction display. Although the parking lot, Park Assist reduces vehicle speed to seven km / h. For the first time this system can also slow the car actively collision imminent. However, the driver is responsible for braking, Brake Assist feature of the new park can not guarantee that the damage can not in all cases.

global optimizations were made to the system compared with the first generation: most parking is now permitted to park in parking spaces, especially in the short end of what is technically possible (for cars older than 80 cm, and more than 140 cm), becomes the edges and between the trees and other obstacles. It is even more: because space may be a shortage of leaving a parking lot, the new Park Assist is also compatible with the controller in this situation to a minimum of 50 cm in front of the vehicle.

Lane Assist

Lane Assist - a way of keeping active system - independently and carefully countersteers as it turns out that the car could leave the track. And he meets a real concern: About 14 percent of all injury accidents are caused by leaving the roadway. Lane Assist "can help reduce this. Moreover, Lane Assist suspended when the driver activates a turn signal path intentionally. The system is activated from the multifunction display. Subsequently, Lane Assist will automatically enter into force Starting at a speed of 65 km / h. "Lane Assist acquires the lane markings through the camera near the mirror. It does not matter if the lane marking lines are continuous or discontinuous. Lane Assist also works in the dark. But if there is no identifiable marking of lanes, the system takes no action.

Once "Lane Assist is enabled, this status is displayed to the driver of the instruments as a yellow indicator symbol in the form of a taxiway. Once the device has detected some brands Lane, the green symbol. Now, in full activity. If there are signs that the car leaves its lane, Lane Assist countersteers. A key aspect is that the cons-steering is very stable and smooth. Similarly, the driver can always "override" Lane Assist with minimal effort. Assistant peacekeeping course, does not react when the driver activates the indicator before crossing a lane marking.

DCC adaptive chassis control

DCC provides the adaptive control frame three programs. "Normal", "Sport" and "Comfort" "Sport" and "Comfort" are selected by a button to the right of the gearshift. Crucial here is the fact that adaptive chassis control constantly working to improve driving. That's because it continuously adjusts damping to road conditions and driving situations. The system also reacts to acceleration, braking and steering inputs. The system resolves the apparent contradiction between the objectives Sharp, adjusting and sports a comfortable ride. The comfort is much improved visible to the driver and passengers.

Security optimized head restraints with adjustable horizontal

Along with the security package, or "Vienna" leather seats, front seat head restraints are not only height, but also horizontally. In this new project, the area outside of the headrest can be pulled forward. Why is closer to the head injury has reduced the risk of whiplash in an accident.

Pivoting trailer hitch

The Tiguan 2500 kg towing capacity (braked to 12 percent gradient) is further evidence of its leadership position in the segment. The highlight here: the trailer hitch with its cable system can be manually rotated or flipped out of sight in seconds. This eliminates the assembly process also complex and often time consuming, including locking and closing. Dirty hands are a thing of the past because the cable with its ergonomic handle is in the upper left, under separate cover on the bumper. This means that it is protected from dust when the tailgate is closed and inaccessible to unauthorized persons. The mechanism works so well that only a small boost with the foot is sufficient to lock the system safely. A green light illuminates the handle when the rod is locked in place.

Panoramic sunroof tilt / slide

The panoramic sunroof (PSD) the Tiguan Volkswagen has a cutting area of ​​the roof of laminated glass that is 300 percent larger than a conventional Golf sunroof. Aerodynamics and Acoustics optimized DSP consists of a segment of glass for the opening and the other with a segment of fixed rear glass. The roof provides opportunities for customization and openness that are controlled by ergonomic headlining contacts. The panoramic sunroof system for the protection of pinch and a sunshade panels which cover the entire glass surface.

"Dynaudio Contour" audio, navigation and sound system

The field of multimedia systems, the Tiguan, Volkswagen offers features such as the MEDIA-IN (USB), CD changer, radio, CD and radio-navigation system CD RCD 210 (standard), RCD 310, RNS 315 (function navigation RCD 310) and RNS 510 (with features such as DVD-ROM, 30 GB hard drive, touch screen, display traffic and an SD card slot) and two mobile operators in different preparations. Upon request, the VW Tiguan can be converted into a concert hall with 8 speakers (300 watts of audio) and digital 8-channel amplifier (in conjunction with radio navigation and RCD 310, RCD 510, RNS 315 or RNS 510).