In this fast-paced world full of creative, technological, and engineering innovations, fixing something that is not broken is now essential for any competitive product. The Tiguan is the most successful model for Volkswagen, with the production of over six million since its introduction. Even with that success, VW thought it was time for Tiguan to receive a comprehensive update, including new interior and exterior styling, and innovative driver-assistance and comfort features.
The refresh starts with a new grille that flows into the standard LED headlights. The new Volkswagon badge is positioned centrally at the front and the eye-catching bumpers have also undergone an upgraded makeover. At the rear, the “Tiguan” lettering is now in a conspicuous central position below the VW badge. The “4Motion” lettering for the all-wheel-drive models has also been redesigned. An updated hands-free Easy Open and Close for the power liftgate is available on midrange models. New wheel designs for every trim line round out the exterior changes.
Inside VW added a digital version of the new multifunction steering wheel, featuring illuminated touch islands and sliders. An all-new touch module is available for the Climatronic® automatic climate control functions on midrange models. In addition to touch buttons, generously sized and illuminated touch sliders are used for fan and temperature control. The touch buttons can also be used to operate functions such as the new standard heated front seats, rear window defrost, and to open the air-conditioning menu.
The new Tiguan will feature the latest generation modular infotainment system (MIB3), a standard configurable digital instrument panel, and the next-gen personalization system. MIB3 offers natural voice control, multi-phone pairing that can easily switch between devices and wireless App-Connect. Every Tiguan is equipped with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which allows the driver to configure the instrument display. An 8-inch display comes standard, and top-trim models will receive a 10.25-inch display. The next generation of personalization systems is included as well, to customize features from driver-seat and mirror settings to driver-assistance system preferences. Rounding out the interior changes—an all-new available 15-color ambient lighting system and new decors for every trim. The Tiguan will continue to offer the 480-watt Fender® Premium Audio System as standard equipment on top trims.
Now with an advanced version of the EA888 four-cylinder TSI® engine, a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, and a Start/Stop system, designed to help improve fuel efficiency this new Tiguan just went to a new level of power, efficiency, and responsiveness.
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