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Established in 1937, the Volkswagen started its journey in automobile with the commencement of the “People's Car Project”. After the huge success of this project, the German multinational began manufacturing vehicles that were perfect in design and performance. Since then the company has not stepped back and acquired many big names, and this is surely the reason for being the market leader. Adding up to the success list, the marque brings to you a new model under the SUV roof - Volkswagen Tiguan. Sharing the platform of the Volkswagen Golf, the Tiguan was debuted at the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show. With its production starting from 2007, it gained a huge fame with its combined luxury and off-road trait. Grabbing a Euro NCAP rating of 5 star the Tiguan stays at a bit higher position compared to its contenders.
With dynamic new design and an improved performance factor, the all new Tiguan is available in two trim level- Highline and Standard. 1390-cc 4-cylinder engine under the broad hood churns out a maximum power 150 bhp at 5800 rpm. Versatile drive train of the Tiguan having an all-wheel propulsion mechanism is availed with a peak torque of 240 Nm between 1500 rpm to 4500 rpm. DSG automatic gear box mated to the engine allows the SUV to hit 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds, at the same time the propulsion only comes to an end at 195 km/h. Traditional TSI technology equipped in the Tiguan allows it to deliver a mileage range of 7.65 km/l when driving in city and when on highway it goes for 10.2 km/l.
Striking sporty design of the Tiguan holds a classy chrome grille at the front with the characteristic Volkswagen appeal. Bi-Xenon headlamps integrated with daytime running lights improves the visibility and adds nicely to the elegant silhouette of the car. Protruded wheel arches and broad air intakes throws a masculine persona to the robust body structure. Eye catching design of the tail lamps and the high strength roof rails of the car invites you to challenge an adventurous trail. Measurement of 4426mm X 1809mm X 1703mm (L X W X H) suits nicely to the dynamic silhouette of the SUV. Alloy size of 17-inch accommodates a tyre specification of 235/55 R17.
Superior body work of the Tiguan reflects the high quality cabin material used inside. Finely tailored leather upholstery and detailed finishing of the interior inlays throws even more high class appeal to the aesthetics of the car. Adaptable seating arrangement of the car comes with comfort adjustment parameters that avail you with full fledge driving experience. “Dynaudio Contour“ sound system of the car comes with eight speaker arrangement that lets you surrounded with quality acoustic all around. Interface system of the Tiguan comes with some nice infotainment factors that makes your driving even more pleasurable. Leather wrapping of the steering wheel and gear knob throws a sporty essence of driving thus enhancing the off-road trait of the vehicle. Boot space of 470-litres could be increased to a decent 1510-litres, thus offering ample space for your luggage.
Diagonal dual circuit brake system of the car comes with ventilated disc at the front and solid disc at the rear, thus offering an enhanced braking performance. Suspension strut with three point wishbone at the front and four link axle with independent suspension at the rear invites you for any harsh off-road challenge. Electronic stability control equipped in the car comes with ABS integrated brake assist that prevents the wheel locking condition and ensures ample safety against skidding. Air bag package including the curtain air bags to the side offer ample safety against severe injuries during collision. Start/stop system with regenerative braking enhances the fuel economy of the vehicle thus reducing the running cost.
Classy looking Tiguan is implemented with some nice body attributes, besides this the upscale cabin material used in the SUV makes it a comfortable four wheeled machine. But looking on to the economic factor, though loaded with nice advancements to the engine, it still delivers a not very alluring mileage.