2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Debut: Enhanced Powertrain Options, Extended Electric Range, and Tech Upgrades

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Volkswagen’s third-generation Tiguan has taken the automotive world by storm with its blend of sophistication, powertrain options, and innovative features. As anticipation builds for its arrival in the United States, let’s explore the impressive specifications and features that make this SUV a game-changer.

 

Striking Design and Versatile Platform

The exterior design of the new Tiguan is both familiar and fresh, featuring subtle touches reminiscent of the ID.4 electric vehicle, particularly the distinctive closed-off upper grille. Built on Volkswagen’s MQB Evo platform, the Tiguan offers front-wheel drive as standard and optional all-wheel drive for enhanced traction and handling.

 

Powertrain Variety

While European markets will enjoy a wide range of powertrain options, specific choices for the U.S. remain a mystery. However, the European Tiguan lineup showcases a diverse set of powertrains.

 

Plug-In Hybrid Excellence

European customers have the opportunity to choose from two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants. These PHEV models incorporate a 19.7-kilowatt-hour battery, delivering an astonishing electric-only range of up to 62 miles (100 kilometers). The available power outputs are 201 horsepower (150 kW) and 268 hp (200 kW). Charging is a breeze with an 11 kW AC charger and compatibility with up to 50 kW from a DC fast charger.

 

Mild-Hybrid Efficiency

Volkswagen offers mild-hybrid options for those seeking optimal fuel efficiency. The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery and a 48-volt starter/generator. Thanks to cylinder deactivation technology, the engine can operate on just two pistons under suitable conditions, enhancing overall efficiency.

 

Potent Combustion Engines

For those who prefer conventional combustion engines, the Tiguan provides potent options. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is available with power outputs of 201 horsepower (150 kW) or 262 hp (195 kW), delivering a compelling blend of performance and fuel economy.

 

Diesel Reliability

Diesel enthusiasts can rejoice as the Tiguan retains diesel engine choices. The 2.0-liter diesel engine comes in two variations: 148 hp (110 kW) or 190 hp (142 kW). These diesel powerplants offer robust torque and long-distance driving capabilities.

 

Tech-Savvy Interior

Inside the Tiguan’s cabin, cutting-edge technology and comfort await. The revamped digital instrument display layout boasts a user-friendly interface. An updated infotainment system, aligned with Volkswagen’s MIB graphic design philosophy, offers multiple view modes, including Classic, Progressive, Navigation, and R-Line, catering to diverse preferences.

 

Top-Tier Safety

Safety remains a paramount concern for Volkswagen. The Tiguan is equipped with advanced safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, hill start assist, park distance control, lane keep assist, lane change assist, and more, ensuring the well-being of occupants.

 

As anticipation builds for the U.S. release, stay tuned for detailed technical specifications and features specific to the American market. The third-generation Tiguan promises to be a noteworthy addition to Volkswagen’s SUV lineup, offering a remarkable combination of style, performance, and innovation.

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