Convenience systems make life on-board ideal
Volkswagen will be offering the second generation Tiguan with a new 3-zone automatic climate control system. A separate control panel can then be used to individually adjust temperatures and blower speeds for rear passengers. This new Climatronic keeps air quality at a constant high level thanks to its air quality sensor and active biogenic filter, preventing pollutants from entering the car – from mould spores to allergens. This is a technology that is unique worldwide and is so far only used by Volkswagen. Enhancing comfort are fully redesigned seats, optionally with a memory function on the driver and front passenger seats. Comfort in the front is further perfected by the new ergoActive seat for the driver and front passenger (includes electric 4-way lumbar support and massage function). One of the largest panoramic tilting sunroofs in the class (870 mm x 1,364 mm) with integrated ambient lighting make trips – both short and long – more pleasant. Also ensuring ideal comfort and convenience are features such as Easy Open / Easy Close (automatic opening or closing of the tailgate in response to a specific foot movement behind the Tiguan), steering wheel heating and electromechanical progressive steering (effects include reduced number of steering wheel turns and more precise driving in the mid-range of steering).
Infotainment systems go online
In the Trendline equipment version, the Tiguan is equipped with the Composition Touch radio system (5.0-inch monochrome touchscreen) as standard. The Tiguan Comfortline and Highline get the Composition Colour radio system (5.0-inch colour touchscreen) at no extra charge. The Composition Media radio system (8.0-inch colour touchscreen) is also available. Other option levels are the Discover Media and Discover Pro radio-navigation systems (both also have 8.0-inch displays). All of these systems are part of the second generation modular infotainment matrix (MIB II).
The MIB II creates the proper conditions for connecting the Tiguan with today’s Apple and Android smartphones via App Connect. In addition to MirrorLink™, App Connect also integrates CarPlay™ (Apple) and Android Auto™ (Google) into the infotainment systems. The Media Control app makes Volkswagen one of the first automakers to also offer an interface to the infotainment system for tablets. On-board once again is the Volkswagen online service Guide & Inform, which lets users access services such as latest traffic jam warnings, information on available parking spaces in nearby car parks (number of spaces and address) and information on filling stations (fuel prices and addresses). For the first time, Volkswagen is now also offering the online service Security & Service, which can be used in many different situations to request assistance from the vehicle via a call centre. Some of the features integrated here are online road service call, automatic accident notification, service scheduling (to arrange maintenance appointments for the Tiguan with the service centre) and requesting the vehicle status report. Depending on the package that is selected, it may also be possible to use a smartphone to request vehicle status or parking location or activate the parking heater function.
Interface box with inductive connections
Incidentally, the smartphone itself can be placed conveniently in a newly designed and innovative interface box (“Comfort” mobile phone preparation). The highlight here is that the phone can be charged and coupled to the vehicle’s outside antenna inductively (based on the QI standard) – that is, without cables.
Engines – TSI and TDI
The many different equipment configurations may be combined with a total of eight Euro-6 engines. In this class, Volkswagen provides a turbocharger, direct injection, stop-start system and battery regeneration as standard. The four petrol engines (TSI) produce 92 kW / 125 PS, 110 kW / 150 PS, 132 kW / 180 PS and 162 kW / 220 PS of power. The four diesel engines (TDI) produce 85 kW / 115 PS, 110 kW / 150 PS, 140 kW / 190 PS and 176 kW / 240 PS of power. The base engines of the new Tiguan are launching with front-wheel drive. All of the other Tiguan versions offer all-wheel drive either as an option or as standard. Compared to the previous model with Euro-5 engines, the four-cylinders engines in the new Tiguan are up to 24 per cent more fuel-efficient. Compared to the retired model with Euro-6 engines, progress has been made that results in fuel savings of up to 10 per cent.
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