Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the bestsellers on the UK market. So the Germans hurried to launch the facelifted version on the UK market. Volkswagen Tiguan has opened for order in the UK, with six engine and gearbox configurations available across four trim levels on the new-look, new technology.
With over six million sold worldwide since its launch in 2007, the Tiguan is the leading light for Volkswagen’s success in SUVs, and is available in 80% of all countries. The brand’s top-selling model across the globe found 910,926 homes in 2019, and now enters the second phase of its second generation, with a fresh new look, new technology – including Volkswagen’s acclaimed IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights – and greater connectivity thanks to the MIB3 infotainment system, as well as improved convenience with touch-sensitive steering wheel controls for selected models.
This entry-level trim kicks off the Tiguan range with a generous raft of equipment, including 17-inch ‘Montana’ alloy wheels and LED headlights. Driver assistance systems include Lane Assist, Front Assist, and a multifunction front-facing camera as standard. This trim level starts at £24,915.
Inside, the new MIB3 infotainment system is a prominent feature, with an 8-inch touch screen, DAB+, and streaming and internet capabilities. Wireless App Connect also facilitates smartphone mirroring via Bluetooth, without the need for a cable. Comfort and convenience is further bolstered with height adjustment for the front seats, dusk and rain sensors, a leather-wrapped gear shifter and multifunction steering wheel, and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.
The Tiguan Life – the next in the Tiguan’s new, Y-shaped specification line-up – is also open to order starting at £26,915 with 130 PS and 150 PS 1.5-litre TSI engines, with the latter benefitting from the option of a 7-speed DSG transmission alongside the standard 6-speed manual gearbox. A 2.0-litre TDI engine with 150 PS is also available on Life trim cars, with a 7-speed DSG as standard.
The Tiguan Life is fitted with 18-inch ‘Frankfurt’ alloy wheels, roof rails, rear tinted glass from the B-pillar backwards, while the interior is generously appointed with a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, front comfort seats with lumbar support and seat trim covers in ‘Shooting Star’ velour, and 3Zone climate control including rear passenger controls.
Elegance-spec Tiguans are marked out by 19-inch ‘Auckland’ alloy wheels with a Dark Graphite finish, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights with individual settings for different driving conditions and environments, silver roof rails, and chrome trim around the side windows. Inside, the Tiguan Elegance features 30-colour ambient lighting, heated front seats with ArtVelours upholstery, a heated steering wheel, illuminated front scuff plates in aluminium, ‘Cross’ design decorative inserts in the dashboard and front door trim, and Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit Pro, 10.25-inch TFT customisable instrument panel in the dashboard.