Volkswagen has officially unveiled the anticipated third-generation Tiguan showcasing advancements in design, technology and performance. This revamped SUV is set to hit markets next year with numerous improvements, in both form and function. Let’s take a look at what sets this Tiguan apart.
Evolving Dimensions and Cutting-Edge Technology
Based on the MQB Evo platform, which also underpins VW and Skoda models worldwide the new 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan shares its foundation with the Passat. This integration brings a range of upgraded features and connectivity functions demonstrating Volkswagen’s commitment to state-of-the-art technology.
In terms of size, the new Tiguan measures 4,539mm long stands at 1,639mm tall (excluding roof rails) and spans 1,842mm wide. It’s worth mentioning that it is slightly longer and taller than its predecessor while maintaining a wheelbase of 2,680mm.
Under the Hood; Powertrain Options
The Tiguan lineup offers an array of turbocharged four-cylinder engines to cater to preferences. Notable additions include versions, with a 1.5 liter petrol engine delivering power outputs of either 131hp or 150hp.
For those who enjoy a driving experience, there are two options available, for the 2.0-litre petrol engine, which can deliver either 204hp or 265hp. Both versions come with all-wheel drive to provide control on the road.
If you prefer diesel engines Volkswagen has kept the 2.0 liter diesel engine. Made improvements to its exhaust system. There are two power levels to choose from; 150hp for the front-wheel drive version and 193hp for the four-wheel drive model known as the 2.0 TDI 4Motion.
Embracing Sustainability: Plug-in Hybrid Tiguans
While there isn’t an all-electric Tiguan (so as not to compete with the Volkswagen ID.4) there have been significant enhancements made to the plug-in hybrid Tiguans. These models now feature a combination of a 1.5-litre engine and a powerful electric motor. With a battery capacity of 19.7kWh, these plug-in hybrid variants offer ranges of up to 100km giving you a taste of electric vehicle (EV) life without worrying about range limitations.
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2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Transformation
When you step inside the third-generation Tiguan you’ll notice changes in its design. The cabin has been revamped with aesthetics. Boasts premium materials along, with enhanced technology features.
The updated dashboard, illuminated trim elements and new air vents all contribute to creating an atmosphere.
Some notable enhancements include a 10.3-inch digital instrument display and a standard 12.9-inch central touchscreen which can be expanded to 15.0 inches. The infotainment display features a to-use slider controller, reminiscent of the latest Passat and ID 7 models. Additionally, Volkswagen has opted for buttons and switches on the steering wheel instead of touch touch-sensitive controls used previously.
The centre console now includes a controller that makes it easier to adjust driving modes, audio volume and atmospheric settings. Volkswagen introduces ‘Atmospheres’ offering configurations for lighting and other functions that can be customized to suit different moods and preferences.
The third-generation Volkswagen Tiguan aims to redefine the SUV experience with its combination of technology-improved features and a diverse range of powertrain options. While the Tiguan is currently available in many countries, its potential arrival in India is eagerly awaited. Meanwhile, Volkswagen is preparing to introduce a three-row SUV from China based on the successful Tayron model.
In a nutshell, the latest Tiguan is an advancement, for Volkswagen as it brings together design, impressive performance and state-of-the-art technology to offer an appealing SUV experience, for today’s time.