Visitors of the Geneva International Motor Show will be able to lay their sweaty palms on the facelifted version of Volkswagen’s pocket-Touareg, the Tiguan. The Touareg’s smaller sibling has been a surprising success, with 572,000 units delivered worldwide so far.
Volkswagen prides itself of having “the only SUV in its class that can be ordered in two different versions: one for on-road use and one specially tuned for off-road driving.” Urban cowboys can brave the challenges of city driving with an 18 degrees angle of attack. The Tiguan with the larger 28 degree angle is targeted at drivers who are faced with terrain rougher than potholed NYC streets.
In Europe, the Tiguan can be ordered with one of seven engines, three of them, all turbo-charged four-cylinder direct-injection engines, are new to the trucklet: There are four gasoline engines between 122 hp and 210 hp. Three turbocharged TDI diesel engines deliver between 110 hp and 170 hp. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) is available as an option.
In Germany, the Tiguan can be bought at an entry-level price of €24,175 ($33,081). Kindly perform your own VAT, purchase power and burger index adjustments.