Volkswagen Celebrates World Premiere of the All-New Tiguan​

The open boot of a red Volkswagen tiguan
Red Volkswagen Tiguan parked in an open are with some countryside in the background
Interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan showing the new screen systems and controls

More than 7.6 million buyers have chosen the Tiguan compact SUV since it was debuted in 2007 and the new model is expected to become available in the first quarter of 2024.

Kai Grünitz, Brand Board Member for Technical Development: "The latest evolutionary stage of the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB evo) forms the highly innovative technical basis of the third generation of the Tiguan. Thanks to the large economies of scale of the MQB evo, Volkswagen is once again democratizing numerous high-tech developments such as the DCC Pro or the new hybrid drives with an electric range of around 100 km and making them available to hundreds of thousands of drivers."

The new generation of Tiguan comes with a completely new design compared to the previous model and the front of the vehicle now as a striking and powerful look with new flat LED headlights and glass-covered horizontal strip. Meanwhile the radiator grilles are now located on the outer sides of the front bumper to ensure optimum air routing and the redesign has highlighted that the drag coefficient has improved from 0.33 to 0.28.

The interior of the Tiguan has also had a redesign to feature a new concept which includes the Digital Cockpit landscape. This is comprised of digital instruments with an anti-reflective coating in landscape format, an infotainment screen measuring up to 15 inches with new graphics, a head-up display, and a new multifunction driving experience switch with its own integrated OLED display. This rotary control can be used to control the driving profile, radio volume, or the background lighting colours.

The luggage compartment has also increased in length by approximately 3 centimetres and the capacity has increased by 37 litres for a total of 652 litres when loaded up to the heigh of the rear seat backrests.

The MQB evo platform allows for various drive types to be implemented including turbo diesel, turbo petrol, mild hybrid petrol, and plug in hybrid systems which allows you to choose whichever suits your journeys best. It also allows for a new running gear generation. Volkswagen has revamped the adaptive chassis control and has a Vehicle Dynamics Manager as standard which controls the functions of the electronic differential locks and the lateral dynamic components of the controlled shock absorbers in the optional DCC Pro System.

The Tiguan will become the first MQB model to be launched with the newly developed IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights which utilises a total of 38,400 multipixel LEDs (19,200 per headlight) to illuminate the road and surrounding area to a completely new level to improve comfort and safety in all conditions.

There are also many convenience and assist systems which come as standard with the new Tiguan. In addition to Side Assist (lane change system), Front Assist (Autonomous Emergency Braking), Lane Assist (lane keeping system) and Rear View (rear view camera system), these also include Dynamic Road Sign Display. There will also be an extensive range of optional systems. These include among others the following technologies: Park Assist Pro with remote parking capability (for automatic driving into and out of parking spaces controlled by the driver from outside the vehicle using a smartphone app) or also Trailer Assist (for assisted manoeuvring with a trailer).

For more information about the all-new Tiguan, or to book a test drive when one becomes available at your nearest dealership, please contact John Clark Volkswagen in Aberdeen or Kirkcaldy today.