09 April 2024
Volkswagen Launches Cat A-Friendly Tiguan 

The third generation all-new Volkswagen Tiguan has arrived hot off the press and comes with a Singapore-friendly CAT A COE.

One of Volkswagen’s best sellers has just made a smashing return, and it’s bringing a lot to the party along with it. 

For those who don’t know, the Volkswagen Tiguan nameplate is a combination of the German words for “tiger” (Tiger) and “iguana” (Leguan).

The German marque now has an easier way for you to remember it, by instilling animal motifs into the rear windows.

Fresh New Design

Its new design is unmistakably Volkswagen yet entirely fresh. The front end stands taller and more commanding, with standard LED headlights nestled within.

The traditional radiator grille is replaced by a glass-covered horizontal bar with an integrated LED strip, adding a modern touch.

The Tiguan features newly developed IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights, a high-tech lighting system with 38,400 multi-pixel LEDs derived from the Touareg.

The design also boasts improved aerodynamics, with drag coefficient dropping from 0.33 to 0.28.

The silhouette is dominated by athletic shoulder sections above the wheel housings, and the wheels can be as large as 20 inches. A horizontal LED strip between the taillight clusters accentuates the rear end’s width.

Built on the latest MQB Evo platform, the all-new Tiguan has grown about three centimetres in length while maintaining its height, width, and wheelbase nearly identical to its predecessor.

Despite its modest increase in length, the luggage compartment capacity has expanded by 37 litres to a class-leading 652 litres.

Modern Tech

The interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan has been completely redesigned with the latest modular infotainment matrix (MIB4) components, including a huge 15-inch infotainment screen dominating the centre console alongside a new 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit. 

Other items include a head-up display, and a multifunction driving experience switch with an integrated OLED display.

The new IDA voice assistant allows easy operation of numerous vehicle functions using natural language, enhancing convenience.

For long-distance comfort, the new ergoActive Plus seats feature pneumatic four-way lumbar adjustment, a pneumatic 10-chamber pressure massage function, and ventilation, ensuring both the driver and front passenger stay cool and comfortable.

Singapore-Friendly Power

The all-new Tiguan will be available with a new 48V mild hybrid eTSI system, delivering 129hp and 220Nm mated to a 7-speed DSG. Top speed is rated at 198km/h, and one can rock the century sprint in just 10.6 seconds. Gear changes will be made using a steering column switch, a feature borrowed from the Volkswagen ID. models.

For safety, the Tiguan also features a host of convenience and assist systems, including Side Assist, Front Assist, Lane Assist, Travel Assist, and Park Assist Plus for automatic parking.

Dr Kurt Leitner, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Singapore, shared his enthusiasm: “The Tiguan has been a global bestseller for both Volkswagen Passenger Cars and the Volkswagen Group. With the eagerly awaited new generation, we’re proud to unveil an SUV that redefines design and technology standards.”

“Now available in Category A COE with the enhanced efficiency of mild hybrid drive, we’re confident that the Tiguan will continue to captivate and offer exceptional value to Singapore’s car buyers.”

For a limited time, the all-new Tiguan is available in two variants, Life and Life Plus, with a choice of seven colours, including new shades like Persimmon Red Metallic and Cipressino Green Metallic.

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