Volkswagen introducing new Tiguan SUV; fuel consumption of 5.3 L/100km (44 mpg US) in Bluemotion variant with Stop/Start
|The new Tiguan. Click to enlarge.|
Volkswagen is introducing the new Tiguan, announced earlier this year and shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March. In Germany, the 2012 Tiguan will arrive on the market in mid-June; other European countries will follow at the beginning of August, and overseas markets at the end of August. Tiguan first appeared in 2007, with nearly 700,000 units delivered worldwide.
The new version of the compact SUV, which is available in on-road and off-road models, features a range of seven engines (3 diesel, 4 gasoline) in the European line-up, with fuel consumption ranging from 8.6 L/100km (27 mpg US) down to 5.3 l/100 km (44 mpg US) for the two front-wheel drive Tiguans 2.0 TDI with BlueMotion Technology (81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS).
Three of the seven engines offered in Europe—all of them charged four-cylinder direct injection engines—are new to the Tiguan line-up. The four gasoline engines (TSI with 1.4 to 2.0 litres displacement) produce between 90 kW / 122 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS. The three diesel engines (TDI) span a power range from 81 kW / 110 PS to 125 kW / 170 PS. Also available as an option on the new Tiguan is the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG).
All BlueMotion Technology versions of the Tiguan have a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration. Even with all-wheel drive, fuel consumption for the 103 kW / 140 PS Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4MOTION BlueMotion Technology is 5.8 L/100 km (41 mpg US).
Tiguan’s highest volume markets are all of Europe, Russia, the US, China, Brazil and Australia. In Germany, its average market share in the compact SUV segment was about 21% in 2010, while it was 12% across Europe. In Germany, where advance sales have already begun, Volkswagen has so far received about 10,000 orders for the new model.