Volkswagen has announced that due high demand the production of the Tiguan Crossover will be doubled from 220 cars a day to 400 or 450. In only one month Volkswagen sold 100.000 units and any client needs to wait at least 10 months to get its Tiguan.
If demand will keep growing Volkswagen might increase production to 600 units a day. Tiguan is currently sold at a price starting $22,490.
Tiguan is being offered with three new TSIs – direct injection engines with turbocharging or turbocharging plus supercharging. The four cylinders deliver 150 hp, 170 hp and 200 hp. The two TDIs output 140 hp and 170 hp.
Volskwagen starts airing in the US its commercials featuring Heidi Klum. Expect to see a lot more Heidi Klum and her husband, famous singer Seal, in the brand new and shiny VW products. Both have signed a deal with VW last year to be the auto maker official ’celebrity’ ambassadors.
The most powerful Tiguan yet, equipped with a new 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS common rail diesel engine, has now been released for ordering. Combining greater torque than a Golf GTI with the efficiency, lower emissions and refinement you’d expect from a modern diesel, the Tiguan strikes a balance between performance and economy.
This new common rail engine is capable of developing a maximum of 258 lbs ft of torque via a six-speed manual gearbox. As with the rest of the Tiguan range the new engine will route drive through an advanced 4MOTION system which can divert up to 100 per cent of drive to any wheel depending on the traction available.
The increases in both power and torque do not come at the sacrifice of either economy or performance. The new engine is capable of returning 40.4 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 185 g/km of CO2. As you’d expect from the most powerful Tiguan to date the new Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 170 PS Gallery: Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 170 PS also assures that it’s the fastest. The vehicle can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph.
Staying ahead through innovation is the prime objective of Cobra Technology & Lifestyle. The accessories specialists have developed a palette of exclusive customization components for the various versions of the new VW Tiguan, components that are miles apart from the rest. All are backed by a two-year warranty with unlimited kilometers.
A pioneer in the development of energy-absorbing front protection bars, Cobra Technology & Lifestyle have also developed custom-tailored components for the off-road version ‘Track & Field’ as well as for the on-road models ‘Trend & Fun’ and ‘Sport & Style.’ The stainless-steel front protection bars have a tube diameter of 60 millimeters and stylishly follow the front contours of the respective models.
During crash testing required for homologation the components remained well below the permissible limits of EG guideline 2005/66/EG regulating pedestrian protection. The elastically mounted Cobra Technology & Lifestyle front protection bars come with an EG operating certificate, eliminating the need for individual technical inspections. The components are prepared for the installation of auxiliary high beams, available in a ready-to-install set.
Volkswagen Tiguan has been voted "Auto 1 of Europe" in the "Off-Roaders and SUV" category. The choice was made by more than 40 million readers of the Auto Bild Group as well as trade experts were called upon over the past months to pick the best vehicles from among 74 new models. The award was offered at the Geneva Motor Show.
The awarding of the 17th "Auto 1 of Europe" prize was preceded by an unparalleled voting process. First, some 40 million readers of the 26 European issues of Auto Bild voted for their respective national winners. The Swiss vote, for one, gave clear preference to the Tiguan. The readers were also asked to name their favourites in six different vehicle categories.
The three best-placed cars in each class were then put through their paces at a testing ground near Rome to determine the winner in each class. At this stage of the competition, the jury consisted of race-car drivers, technicians and senior editors. The Tiguan won the contest on points, clearly outperforming the competition.
The readers of OFF ROAD, a German trade journal, have given the SUV of the Year prize to the Tiguan. Attracting 17.4 % of the votes, the Tiguan emerged as the readers’ choice among the 20 nominated vehicles, ahead of its second and third-placed rivals the BMW X3 and the Land Rover Freelander. In the exceptionally prestigious category of Luxury Off-Roaders, the Volkswagen Touareg won the number-two ranking amidst a field of eleven rivals for the award in this category.
In the continuously growing segment for off-road vehicles, readers could this year choose from a total field of 87 models made by 38 manufacturers for prizes in eight categories. In addition to the fiercely competitive categories of Off-Road Vehicles and Luxury Off-Road Vehicles, SUVs and Luxury SUVs, there were also categories for Cross-Over Models, Classics, Pick-Ups and Special Vehicles. The criterion applied for the classification "Luxury" is a basic price tag of more than 40,000 euro.
Over 58,000 readers took part in this year’s poll. The prizes were presented in Munich last night.
Volkswagen announced that their latest SUV will be available on the US market starting summer 2008. At a press conference at Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen announced that the pricing for the US market will start at $22,490.
Volkswagen today unveiled in Shanghai the Tiguan HyMotion, a SUV prototype with a fuel cell. The electric engine has a maximum power of 134 hp and the fuel cell system develops 107 hp. The Tiguan HyMotion weights 1870 hg, makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 14 seconds and can hit a top speed of 93 mph.