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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

VW is getting ready to unveil the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift at this year's Geneva Motor Show, and as the big day is getting closer and closer, we find out more and more about the new generation compact SUV, through new details and fresh photos.

The latest details regarding the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift are referring to the European version which will benefit from a series of visual changes, when compared to the US bound model, plus three new motorisations, among which customers will find the 2010 HP, 2.0-litre TSI unit.

Details regarding to the other two engine are still undisclosed, but we known that power on all four turbocharged petrol plants will range from 122 HP to 210 HP while diesels will range from 110 to 170 HP.

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift will also be equipped with new assistance systems such as fatigue detection, Dynamic Light Beam Assist, Lane Departure Assist, plus an electronic XDS differential lock.

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift price on the automaker's home market starts at 24,175 Euro.

Volkswagen press release (translated from German):

Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere on 1 March on the 81st Geneva Motor Show the new Tiguan. Long he is with 572 000 units shipped to one of the world's most sought Volkswagen. This successful approach will continue the little brother of the Touareg is now in a new guise and with even better technologies.

Still, the Tiguan is the only SUV in its class available in a choice-based on-road or off-road-oriented version can be ordered - in conjunction with the top equipment as "Track & Style" and "Sport & Style". New assistance systems such as a fatigue detection, the system Dynamic Light Beam Assist and Lane Assist lane departure now enrich the range of equipment. Also new to the Tiguan: the electronic differential lock XDS. From the middle of the perfected world is rounder on the market, in Germany it is already ordered at an entry price from € 24 175.

The compact SUV became one hand, due to its technical characteristics to global success, however, met the parallel
Volkswagen with its distinctive and timeless design of the mark. Volkswagen has developed the lines and especially the front and rear design similar to the Volkswagen new design DNA. The new Tiguan is again available in two versions with different slope angles. While the classic version was at an angle of 18 degrees rather designed for the "Urban Jungle", the Tiguan is recommended with the larger slope angle of 28 degrees to all those who use the SUV on difficult terrain.

Three of the seven engines available in Europe, all turbocharged four-cylinder direct injection engines are new Tiguan in the program. The four petrol engines are based on the award-winning TSI technology and deliver between 90 kW / 122 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS. A range of 81 kW / 110 PS to 125 kW / 170 PS identifies the three diesel engines with the proven TDI technology. Also for the new Tiguan is the innovative optional 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) is available. All Tiguan with BlueMotion Technologies (BMT) also have a start-stop system. The exchange values of the new SUV could thus be reduced by up to 0.7 l/100 km. Is certain: The front-wheel drive and, of course (4MOTION) offered Volkswagen is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the world.

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