Volkswagen has updated its big-selling Tiguan SUV with new trims, design and technology priced from £24,915.
The entry-level Tiguan 1.5 TSI 130 PS 6-speed manual is priced £545 lower than its outgoing equivalent.
New features include VW’s IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights and greater connectivity thanks to the MIB3 infotainment system, as well as touch-sensitive steering wheel controls for selected models.
Specification on the entry model includes 17-inch ‘Montana’ alloy wheels and LED headlights.
Driver assistance systems include Lane Assist, Front Assist, and a multifunction front-facing camera also come as standard.
The mid-range Tiguan Life is expected to take 50% of UK sales and comes with 130 PS and 150 PS 1.5-litre TSI engines, with the latter benefitting from the option of a 7-speed DSG transmission alongside the standard 6-speed manual gearbox.
A 2.0-litre TDI engine with 150 PS is also available on Life trim cars, with a 7-speed DSG as standard.
The Tiguan Life is fitted with 18-inch ‘Frankfurt’ alloy wheels, roof rails, rear tinted glass from the B-pillar backwards, while the interior has a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, front comfort seats with lumbar support and seat trim covers in ‘Shooting Star’ velour, and 3Zone climate control including rear passenger controls.
The Life trims also features driver assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and front and rear parking sensors, as well as a Driver Alert System and Dynamic Road Sign Display.
The revised Tiguan has two separate range-topping variants, with Elegance representing comfort and luxury, and R-Line being the sportier offshoot of the Tiguan range.
Both of these Tiguan specifications are available with 1.5-litre TSI, 150 PS engines linked with 7-speed DSG transmissions.
These models start at £32,430 (Elegance) and £32,730 (R-Line).
Two diesel engines are currently available across Elegance and R-Line specifications: 150 PS and 200 PS 2.0-litre TDI units, both of which come with 7-speed DSG transmissions.
The 200 PS version benefits from Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system, while the lower-powered TDI is offered with both front- and all-wheel drive versions.
VW said information regarding the rest of the Tiguan range, including the Tiguan eHybrid, Tiguan R and the remaining Life, Elegance and R-Line variants will follow “in due course”.
Brian Luckie, Tiguan product manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The Tiguan is the Volkswagen Group’s biggest-selling model worldwide, and one of the UK’s favourite SUVs, so an enhanced version with even more technology, connectivity and style should bolster its already strong positioning.
“On top of this, the Tiguan has been given a value boost, making the package even more compelling."
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