Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tiguan Packs Powerful Punch

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tiguan Packs Powerful Punch

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THE Volkswagen Tiguan has followed the of its big brother the second generation Touareg, and offers unparalleled safety, comfort, design and state-of-the-art technology, all in one compact SUV.

The Tiguan features an array of enhanced styling as is evident across the entire Volkswagen range.

Drawing from Volkswagenas specialised design DNA, the Tiguan features dominate horizontal lines on the front grille.

At the rear, new two-part light clusters give the Tiguan its distinct appearance.

Again, similar to those of the Touareg, they form an a[approximately]La shape, while the lower border of the lights also follows a horizontal geometry.

Four engines are available across the Tiguan range; three petrol engines and one diesel engine.

Petrol engines include a twincharged 1.4-litre TSI with 118kW, a 2.0-litre TSI with 132kW and a 2.0-litre TSI with 155kW.

Despite the high power output, CO2 emissions have remained surprisingly low. The diesel variant is even more impressive.

The 2.0-litre TDI engine provides 103kW of power and achieves a[pounds sterling] for an SUV a[pounds sterling] the remarkably low combined fuel consumption figure of just 6.0 litres per 100 km for the manual model.

The Tiguanas 1.4-litre TSI engine, powered by 118kW will be available in two-wheel drive, attracting customers who are looking for a stylish yet economical city SUV in an affordable package.

For customers wanting the added versatility and the option to venture off the beaten track, the rest of the range (103TDI, 132TSI, 155TSI) feature Volkswagenas innovative 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

The Tiguan 118TSI is matched with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 103TDI can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.

The Tiguan 132TSI is paired with both six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG transmissions, while the 155TSI Tiguan is available with a seven-speed DSG transmission only. …

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