Volkswagen UK has added a new version to its Tiguan line-up. The new match version will replace the SE trim level and is on sale at a price starting from £22,110. This is the first time the Tiguan has seen the Match package even though the Polo, Golf, and Touran models have all been displayed under this name.
The new Match package will be available with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines: 150 HP 1.4-liter TSI, 170 HP 2.0-liter TSI engine and 140 or 170 HP 2.0-liter TDI.
The Match package adds Park Assist, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, climate control, a touchscreen DAB digital radio, and a leather multifunction steering wheel. This comes in addition to the existing standard specifications which include 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-disc CD autochanger, heat insulating glass from the B-pillar back, six airbags, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), and ABS.
Any fans of Volkswagen’s compact crossover will be happy to know that even with these additions, the Match package will only cost an additional £250.
Check out prices for the new Tiguan Match in the press release after the jump.
Volkswagen is extending their lineup of compact crossovers with a new special edition model that offers owners a sense of personalized style straight from the factory called the Tiguan Track & Avenue. This customized VW Tiguan features a few subtle exterior modifications made from high quality materials like custom leather upholstery as well as a set of stylish split five spoke alloys measuring 19 inches in diameter to complete the CUV’s sporty look for the European market, and it starts at only 38,225 Euro.
The new Tiguan Track & Avenue can be had in either Oryx White or Island Grey but both with a glittering Pearl Effect in the clear coat to make these cars shine. But the real attitude comes in to play with the Tiguan’s off road inspired body parts, like a set of subtle wheel arches and a raked front bumper complete with polished aluminum skid plate that juts up at a 25 degree angle to take on whatever stands in your way. Speaking of knocking things over, it won’t be difficult thanks to the Tiguan’s 200 HP turbocharged 2.0 Liter TSI four cylinder or if range is what you are after there are also a pair of diesels ranging from 140 HP to 170 HP if alternative fuels are your thing. The best part about the new Track & Avenue is that the package offers a price advantage of over 2,000 Euro than if you optioned out the car at the dealer. How come they get all the good cars?
Volkswagen is offering its customers new ways to make the best sold SUV on the European market even more unique. Volkswagen’s Accessories list includes: front and rear protective guards, and rocker panels with integrated steps.
All the new accessories are available in brushed aluminum look or in matte silver finish and can be combined with a new aerodynamics package. The last one includes: front spoiler, rear spoiler with diffuser, roof edge spoiler, wing expansion and 19 inch wheels.
The Volkswagen Tiguan made its world debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and starting the spring of 2008 it is also available in the USA. In here it can be ordered from three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL, with prices starting from $23,200.
The standard engine is a 2.0L TSI engine that delivers 200 hp and 207 lbs –ft of torque. The combination of four valves per cylinder, direct fuel injection and turbo charging delivers the optimum balance of power and economy. European tuned suspension enables connected handling, while also providing a smooth and compliant ride.
Both front wheel drive and 4Motion all-wheel-drive is available to suit any weather or road condition. The engine is mated to either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
As standard equipment, Tiguan includes six airbags, with rear side airbags available as an option.
Don’t get too excited by the headline. Volkswagen is developing the Golf R20 with eyes on the U.S. market, but that’s not the R Line that this is about. Instead this has to do with appearance package cars like the Tiguan R Line .
The R Line Tiguan features a sportier design with lowered wheelbase, 18" or 19" wheels, matte chrome highlights, a small spoiler above the rear window. VW of America spokesman Steve Keyes told Inside Lines, "The R Line Tiguan is under consideration but no decision at this time."
If the Tiguan version makes it here, that may also open the door for other R Line cars from VW’s in-house customizers, Volkswagen Individual. While all this may seem promising, the estimated $36K starting price for a U.S. R Line would probably be a little high for a car that is only available with a 200 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine.
The German tuners B&B modify all things sorts of car from the Volkswagen Group that’s not available in North America (like Seats and Skodas ). But one thing that we may be able to get our hands on is its Volkswagen Tiguan package. The tuners have come up with a performance package for every engine that the Volkswagen has to offer and is capable of producing up to 300 HP with the 2.0 liter TFSI four cylinder power plant as well as a complete Caractere body kit.
After ABT and Caractere , another tuner revealed today its customization kit for the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Austrians from O.CT tuning house thought the Tiguan could be faster and in order to demonstrate this the little SUV received some ECU tweaking, boosting the 1.4-liter TSI engine from 140 to 170 hp. A second engine upgrade can be had for a final output of 193 hp.
With this amount of power the car can hit 62 mph in just 8.7 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph. The same ECU management is available also for the Vw Golf and Touran !
After the Audi A4 , Caractere, the Belgian tuning company focused its attention on the recently launched VW Tiguan.
The customization program for the new SUV, includes a re-designed front bumper, a front grille, new side sills, a new roof spoiler and a new rear spoiler featuring new exhaust cutters.Also a new set of Caractere alloy wheels were added with dimensions between 18-20 inches.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a very successful model, as a proof the company increased its production only a year after its official launch. So, when you have a successful model, why not taking a few advantages and work on a few more versions? A 7-Seater one for example, after all there are big families out there that might enjoy the car!
According to Autozeitung, Volkswagen is working on a long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan SUV. The German’s support that the extra length will be used to add a third row of seats that will be able to fit two more passengers –apparently small adults or children.
Under the hood there will be the same engine line-up.
Volkswagen is showcasing its broad range of near-term and future fuel-efficient powertrain technologies with the all-new 2.0 liter TSI Tiguan, the upcoming 2.0 liter Jetta TDI and the North American debut of the Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept.
The Tiguan HyMotion concept features a fuel cell system integrated in the engine compartment capable of 107 horsepower. With an assist from the electric motor, the Tiguan HyMotion advances to 134 horsepower. The top speed of the Tiguan HyMotion is 93 mph and it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 14 seconds.
A lithium ion battery with a charge capacity of 6.8 Ampere-hours (Ah) serves as an auxiliary energy storage device with a maximum power output of 22 kW. The battery is charged by recovered braking energy (recuperation) or by the fuel cell. This increased functionality and efficiency does not impair the interior space of the vehicle. The battery system is installed in the trunk beneath the dual cargo floor available on the production Tiguan. The 700 bar hydrogen tank was integrated in the area beneath the floor in the rear bench seat and cargo area. It can hold up to 3.2 kilograms of hydrogen (H2).