The SUV market has grown like wildfire. From overnight, almost all manufacturers have put on the market proposal, and Volkswagen has not wanted to grow old one day longer yours. The second generation of Volkswagen Tiguan comes through the front door, not with one or two lines; four: the more conventional, the Off-Road, he R-Line and a pluggable hybrid variant (GTE), Still at the prototype stage.

SUV where there is money. Interest Volkswagen by staking everything on the Tiguan It has a very interesting numerical support. If the accounts do not fail you, 2018 this segment will grow by 9% worldwide. Therefore, both mechanically and technology we have a Tiguan very strong. Are we at the Golf SUV?

Traditional design, very Volkswagen

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Within the innovation of the new Tiguan Volkswagen, there is a clear intention to stay within the design language that has evolved over the years, but has not changed. Like the Volkswagen Golf first, second or seventh generation, the strokes are horizontal, with headlights that are integrated into the radiator grille and a bumper which varies depending on the version. It may be the sport for the R-Line; the off-road for the camper model; a more traditional, for the Tiguan on which will rest the weight of sales; or a more hi-tech for GTE that it is coming.

The body New Volkswagen Tiguan It has grown 60 mm along-a total of 4,486 mm- and the battle has grown 77 mm. A width has increased 30 mm -a total of 1.839 mm- and high, in order to get a more athletic and aerodynamic die, has reduced 33 mm.

The new design is as functional as continusita: the drag coefficient is now 0.31, 40% lower than the previous.

Not much wider than the previous one, but it has managed to solve a sliding bench

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One of the weaknesses of the first generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan was the livability. Wolfsburg have worked hard to make the inside of your SUV, one of the most spacious and functional category. The cabin is just 26 mm longer, and knee space at the rear has increased about 29 mm, but it compensates with the possibility of 18 cm longitudinally move the rear bench.

The trunk has also grown considerably. With all seats in place, the New Volkswagen Tiguan It has a load capacity of 615 liters -145 more than the previous. The company also ensures that the design of the dashboard is self-explanatory, both at gamepad, use as storage spaces.

The new Tiguan is an Audi in the body of a Volkswagen

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Problem solved

Despite being lower, the Volkswagen Tiguan retains good head space.

The 'self-explanatory' design has resulted in a good-looking dashboard on quality issues, but very sober design. The new Volkswagen Tiguan is more Audi for equipment and technology for interior design. To begin with, we have four options Infotainment system.

The basic finish, Trendline, carries a monochrome display 5 inches; the Comfortline Y Highline Carrying a touch display 5 inch color, but can be ordered with an 8" with navigation or Discover Discover Media Pro. The most equipped models already carry a screen Active Info Display 12.3-inch from which the infotainment system, supports is controlled Android Auto Y carplay.

The rest of the comfort features also winks at what any customer would ask for an Audi. Depending on the finish, we find seats with memories, panoramic roof with ambient lighting, Heated seats and steering wheel and Head-up Display.

There are more assists driving you can count on the fingers

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From the basic version found assistant frontal collision with emergency braking, pedestrian detection and active bonnet rises She should run some peatón- and lane keeping assistant. sum the intermediate model, Comfortline, fatigue detection system; Highline also has adaptive cruise control assistance system with traffic jams, which regulates the speed in city traffic.

Optionally you can ask with the assistance system for lane change system Proactive occupant protection -tensa seat belts and driver and passenger windows and sunroof closed leaving only a slot openly, Emergency Assit system that recognizes when the driver does not react and slows the vehicle to detenero system Area View -having panoramic 360 ° across four cameras.

Besides all these assists, the new Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with seven airbags.

8 engines and off-road capabilities

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Off-Road Package

It can be ordered with a specific off-road bumpers to meet needs.

Built on the MQB platform, the new Volkswagen Tiguan It offers a wide variety of engines and drive systems. Thrusters on line, we found four diesel and four petrol options, plus manual and automatic dual-clutch changes.

Of the family TSI, gasoline engines have four power levels: 125, 150, 180 and 220 hp; of the TDI, diesel: 115, 150, 190 and 240 hp. All meet the Euro 6 emissions standards, carry Start & Stop and direct injection They are 24% more efficient than Euro 5 of the past generation, and 10% more than the previous Euro 6.

Depending on the engine can be ordered with the system Integral 4MOTION, which integrates among its novelties Haldex clutch fifth generation serving as longitudinal differential. All-wheel drive Tiguan are 11 mm higher to provide greater off-road capabilities. With special Off-Road front, the Tiguan has a angle of 24.7 ° and output 25,6º.

Equipped with four-wheel drive, the Tiguan can tow up to 2,500 kilos.

There will be a Volkswagen Tiguan long for America, but will not arrive until 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017

Thanks to the versatility of the MQB platform Volkswagen can meet with the same product specific tastes of each market. Thus, in Spring 2017 It will be launched in America and in China a variant of Volkswagen Tiguan long wheelbase. For Europe, at least for now, just we know the model with the aforementioned dimensions.

They have not disclosed prices no exact date will be released, but should be during 2016. It will not be cheap, much less equipped versions more comparable to an Audi, but that dose will provide technology and quality that some buyers are looking for.

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