New VW Tiguan on sale

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The Volkswagen Tiguan, it’s best-selling model in Ireland has been given a make over. The latest model features a host of new exterior, interior and technological updates. VW says Tiguan has been revised and refined to be cleaner and more digital. There are a range of new, more efficient petrol and diesel engines and these will be followed later this year with an all-new Plug-In Hybrid Model (PHEV). There is also now a separate Tiguan R model for the very first time, offering the levels of performance associated with R models, with all the practicality of a Tiguan.

The new Tiguan starts from €32,510 ‘On the Road’. The petrol range consists of 130hp and 150hp 1.5-litre engines with a choice of manual or DSG automatic and at the top of the petrol range is the new 320hp 2.0-litre TSI 4MOTION R model at €66,990. The diesel range is comprised of 2.0-litre TDI engines with 122hp (manual only), 150hp (manual and DSG automatic) and at the top of the diesel range, a 200hp 4MOTION DSG version. The popular TDI diesel engine comes equipped with two sequentially arranged separate AdBlue injection systems and SCR catalytic converters. Thanks to this twin dosing technology Volkswagen consequently reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) considerably compared with the predecessor vehicle. All new Tiguan models equipped with TSI and TDI engines fulfil the requirements of the Euro 6d emission standard. In addition, all such models – regardless of whether they have a petrol or a diesel engine – are equipped with a particulate filter.

There are new trimlines for the new Tiguan. All ‘Tiguan’ models feature 17” Montana alloy wheels, 8” Ready 2 Discover radio system, 2 USB-C ports in the front, Air Conditioning and LED daytime running lights. There is also Wireless App Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. At the very top of the Tiguan range there is now the new Tiguan R which continues the pedigree of the Golf and T-Roc R as an additional R model, featuring the potent 2.0-litre TSI unit putting out 320hp in the Tiguan. All that power is assisted by 4MOTION all-wheel drive and helps the Tiguan R sprint to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. Later this year, the Tiguan range will become electrified with the addition of the new Tiguan eHybrid, which will form an important part of the brand’s “Way to Zero” campaign. This Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) version of the Tiguan forms part of the brands steps to becoming a CO2-neutral company by 2050. The Tiguan eHybrid features a 1.4-litre TSI engine twinned with an electric motor that produces a combined 245hp and makes the eHybrid capable of covering up to 50km in electric mode. More details of the arrival of this important version of the Tiguan are expected in the coming months.

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