2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. While we’re on the first pictures of the facelifted SUV (seen in the pictures here), VW are already seen to the replacement of early 2015. Based on the same underlying architecture of the new next-generation Golf (the “MQB” component set), the new Tiguan promises lighter, stiffer, safer, more economical and fun to drive.
The new architecture is combined with a new generation of gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines, up to 20 percent more efficient and about 55 pounds lighter than the current engines. The line-up is scheduled as follows: 1.4-liter, 140 hp, 185 Nm, 2.0-liter, 180 hp, 235 Nm, 2.0-liter, 220 hp, 255 Nm, 2.0-liter turbo diesel, 140 hp, 235 Nm 2.0 TDI, 175 hp, 295 Nm. In the wings are a high-performance 204-hp oil-burner and an effective seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In the works is a plug-in hybrid with a choice of two electric motors deliver 80 hp and 110 hp and must be labeled.
There is an even greater long-wheelbase edition, but as with the current generation, it will be sold only in China. It is currently not known whether the marketing department wants to stay with two different front ends. Obviously the designers have proposed a clear distinction between on-road model (an even sportier variant R is in the cards) and off-road version (take an off-road package, the hard-core mass). Four-wheel drive is still optional on the smaller engine models. Finally, the Haldex differential in terms of weight, size, and friction can be improved.