Refreshed Volkswagen Tiguan confirmed for Mzansi

The local pricing for the new Tiguan will be announced closer to the launch date.

Volkswagen South Africa is slated to introduce its facelifted Tiguan in the third quarter of 2021. 

With over six million 3rd-gen Tiguans sold globally and 41 000 in Mzansi, the Volkswagen Tiguan destined for our market will be manufactured in Germany. 

The new Volkswagen Tiguan will be offered with a choice of three engines and three trims;  Tiguan, Tiguan Life and Tiguan R-Line. 

Inside, the new Tiguan comes equipped with a new steering wheel, digital air conditioning functions and for the first time, an optional Harman Kardon sound sytem with a 16-channel amplifier, eight speakers and a subwoofer.

The front exterior look is bolstered with a fresh new bumper, new radiator grille with wider LED headlights. At the back, the Tiguan lettering are now positioned below the VW badge.

There are new exterior metallic colours; Ginger Brown, Kings Red, Lapiz Blue, Night Shade Blue and Dolphin Grey.

The base derivative Tiguan comes standard with features like 17-inch Montana alloy wheels, LED headlights, leather multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and the new MIB3 Infotainment system’s Composition radio (with eight speakers).

The Tiguan Life adds standard with 18-inch Frankfurt alloy wheels, LED headlights with cornering lights, Climatronic air conditioning, Park Distance Control in the front and rear as well as an electric tailgate Optional alloy wheels on the Tiguan Life include 18-inch Nizza and 19-inch Victoria Falls.

The range-topping Tiguan R-Line comes standard with the R-Line exterior package, 19-inch Valencia alloy wheels, ambient lighting with 30 interior lighting options, Vienna leather seats with the R-line Logo in the two front seats, Active Info Display, Composition Media Radio with App Connect, multi-functional steering wheel with touch and swiping actions and the R-line logo as well as keyless entry. Optional alloy wheels on the R-Line derivative are the 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels in chrome and black.

The new Tiguan can also be upgraded with optional features such as the panoramic sunroof, trailer hitch, Black Style Package (black roof rails and decorative trims, black exterior mirror housing, privacy glass for the rear windows and black 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels), Discover Pro entertainment system with wireless App Connect, Heads-up display, Harman Kardon sound system, IQ Lights: Matrix LED, Area view camera system with Park Assist, IQ Drive Package (Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Park Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking) and the Trailer Manoeuvring System which includes Park Assist.

The Tiguan model range will come with a choice of three engines, 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TSI. 

The range-opening 1.4 TSI is equipped with a turbocharged petrol engine with 110 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. A six-speed DSG does the job of accelerating the SUV from a standstill to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 200 km/h. 

The sole 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine churns out 130 kW of power and 380 Nm. The transmission comes courtesy of a seven-speed DSG. It hurtles from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds before maxing out at 207 km/h.

Sittiing on top of the new Tiguan Range is the 2.0 TSI with 162 kW of power and 350 Nm. All that oomph catapults the SUV from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and its top speed is capped at 225 km/h. It employs a seven-speed DSG transmission. 

The local pricing for the new Tiguan will be announced closer to the launch date.

Source: Volkswagen

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