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Dealers begin order take for revised VW Tiguan

Order books for Volkswagen’s revised Tiguan compact SUV opened on July 1, with prices starting from £21,085 and rising to £28,020.

Customers will be able to order a new Tiguan, with the first customer deliveries arriving in the UK in September.

Like the previous model, the latest Tiguan is available with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, and also with the option of two front ends. One has a front end biased towards on-road driving with an 18 degree angle of approach while an ‘Escape’ model has a 28 degree angle of approach and additional technologies for off-road driving.

Whichever version is chosen, all new Tiguans feature a new look dominated by horizontal lines on the front grille, bringing the model into line with other new Volkswagen models.

The Tiguan now also once again bears a strong resemblance to its ‘big brother’ the Touareg.

At the rear, new two-part light clusters give the Tiguan a distinctive appearance. Again, similar to those of the Touareg, they form an ‘L’ shape, while the lower border of the lights also follows a horizontal geometry.

Four trim levels available: S, SE, Sport and Escape. All models will be well equipped, with 16-inch alloy wheels, climatic air conditioning, DAB radio and alarm standard on even the entry-level S.

SE adds 17-inch alloys, 2Zone electronic air conditioning, Park Assist, iPod and Bluetooth preparation plus Fatigue Detection system (as fitted to the new Passat) as standard.

Sport versions gain multi-function steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity, plus chrome plated roof rails, heat insulated and tinted glass from the B-pillar back, sport seats, front fog lights and sports suspension among other items.

The new Escape model features comfort and convenience features (including Bluetooth and multi-function steering wheel) which were not previously available, reflecting a change in customer demands for off-road capability and a high level of equipment.

Six engines are available, three petrol and three diesel, four of which are new to the Tiguan.

New engines include a twin-charged 1.4-litre TSI with 160 PS (up from 150 in previous generation), a 2.0-litre TSI with 180 PS and a 2.0-litre TSI with 210 PS (previously 200 PS).

Despite the increase in power CO2 emissions have remained as before or improved.

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