Meet the brand new, extra high-tech Volkswagen Tiguan SUV.
It’ll be right here late in 2024 or early in 2025, with petrol engines below the bonnet… however no plug-in hybrid and, at this stage, no point out of a diesel.
Volkswagen says the plug-in was initially on the radar, however Australia’s market has moved rapidly previous want for that powertrain kind.
“We have been desirous about PHEV and we have been having discussions round PHEV however we even have to maneuver with the market, and I feel the market as you’ve seen has moved fairly quickly,” mentioned Volkswagen Group Australia product and PR communications supervisor Daniel DeGasperi.
The brand new Tiguan includes a design that borrows from the electrical ID.4 SUV and new Passat wagon, and options extra curves than the present mannequin.
Inside, there’s a free-standing central touchscreen measuring as much as 15 inches diagonally, whereas a rotary knob known as the Driving Expertise Change can be utilized to regulate the drive mode, stereo quantity, and ambient lighting.
There are new menu constructions and graphics on the infotainment system and digital driver show, and a correct head-up show that initiatives onto the windscreen (not a pop-up glass display) can be provided.
Volkswagen says it’s over-the-air software program replace appropriate, and eagle-eyed viewers will discover the contact sliders are actually backlit, and the air-conditioning controls stay completely on the display.
The gear selector has been moved up close to the instrument cluster to release more room on the transmission tunnel.
Baggage area has improved by 33 litres to 648 litres with the rear seats in place, whereas regardless of curvier styling the corporate says it has improved headroom by 10mm in each the entrance and rear seats.
Measuring 4551mm long, 1939mm wide, and riding on a 2681mm wheelbase, the third-generation Tiguan is 32mm longer than today’s SWB model, but shares that car’s width and wheelbase. Wheels up to 20 inches will be offered.
Below the pores and skin, the Tiguan rides on the MQB Evo structure underpinning automobiles just like the Golf and Skoda Octavia, and can be provided with a collection of diesel, petrol, mild-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, relying available on the market.
In Europe, the 2 petrol-only engine choices are 2.0-litre items making 150kW and 195kW.
The present Tiguan vary options petrol engines providing between 110kW and 162kW of energy, together with a range-topping R making 235kW.
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