Today, Volkswagen officially showed its new, well, “perfected” Tiguan to the press. VeeDub unabashedly calls it an “SUV with design parallels to the larger Touareg.” Unlike its larger sibling, the Tiguan can be driven guilt-free: With a 2.0 TDI engine, the SUV needs only 5.3 liters per 100 km. Which converts to a non-EPA mileage of 44.4 mpg. Not bad for a trucklet. Volkswagen humbly calls it “one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the world.” Gallery after the jump …
In Germany, the new Tiguan will arrive in mid-June; other European countries will follow at the beginning of August, overseas markets will get the new Tiguan by end of August.
The Tiguan is still 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. “On-road” has an 18 degree angle of approach, “Off-road” 28 degrees.
The new model received new electronic doo-dads, such as Fatigue Detection, a camera-based main beam control systems Light Assist (H7 lights) and Dynamic Light Assist (bi-xenon headlights), as well as the Lane Assist lane-keeping system. Even the differential lock is no down electronically.
In Europe, the Tiguan can be ordered with the usual bewildering panoply of engines. Seven are on the menu, from 110 PS to 210 PS, three diesels, four for gasoline.