Geneva 2011 – Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift – rpmGo.com

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

This week in Geneva, the German automaker Volkswagen unveiled the facelift version of the Tiguan. Touareg’s little brother is a hit for VW as they managed to sell 572,000 units so far. The updated version comes with redesigned front and rear ends along with two new trim levels: “Track & Style” and “Sport & Style”.

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

The first one was created mostly for urban use and can handle inclines of up to 18 degrees while the latter is more off-road-oriented, being able to handle inclines of up to 28 degrees. The Tiguan also benefits from a new set of assistance systems like the Lane Assist, Light Assist and fatigue detection. In addition, the baby SUV packs an XDS electronic differential lock.

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

For the European market, the Tiguan will be available with four TSI direct-injection engines; three of them are new to the lineup. The entry-level gas engine outputs 120 hp (122 PS / 90 kW) while the high-end plant cranks out 208 hp (210 PS / 155 kW). There are also three diesel power units that offer from 108 hp (110 PS / 81 kW) to 167 hp (170 PS / 125 kW).

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

As an optional feature, the VW Tiguan can be fitted with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The BlueMotion-fitted models will get a new start/stop system that reduces the SUV’s fuel consumption by up to 0.7 liters / 100 km and is available in either FWD or AWD 4 MOTION.

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

The car will hit the dealerships this September and in Germany it will have a base price of 24,175 Euros.

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