Volkswagen has updated some key equipment specifications of the Tiguan for the new model year. Along with a new generation of engines, the compact SUV now also offers new radio and radio navigation systems. The Tiguan has been one of Volkswagen’s global best sellers for more than seven years.
The 2-liter diesel engines will have more power. The output of the 103 kW (138 hp) engine was increased to 110 kW (148 hp), while the 130 kW (174 hp) engine now delivers 135 kW (181 hp). At the same time, CO2 emissions have been cut by up to 17 g/km, and all engines comply with the EU6 emissions standard.
Based on the latest generation of the modular infotainment matrix, the entertainment systems available in the Tiguan have also been significantly upgraded. The previous radio systems have been replaced by Composition Colour and Composition Media (with features including color touchscreen, eight loudspeakers and a variety of connections for external devices). The available radio navigation system is now Discover Media, which comes with the Volkswagen online services package Guide & Inform, as standard.
Composition Media and Discover Media can also be ordered with App Connect as an option. With this feature, Volkswagen enables integration and use of a wide range of smartphone apps from the Google and Apple Stores. There is also the option of adding Media Control. This new app-based extension of the infotainment system allows to easily control functions from a tablet (e.g. entering navigation data, selecting a radio station etc.)—even by rear-seat passengers.