This week in Updating the Engine we are testing an interesting option in the SUV segment. This is the new Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 150 HP DSG 4MOTION, the second generation of this model, which was presented at the end of 2015. The first generation of the Tiguan was wearing since 2007 in the market and had gone on to sell over 2.5 million units, so this second one promises a lot.
this Is a total renovation, nothing to do with other washes face. The main reason is the adoption of the modular platform MQB of the Volkswagen Group. This change has led to the new Tiguan is bigger than the previous. You will also have a more rugged look thanks to the changes in the outside and put in the day in regards to technology to include the latest developments of the brand.
One of the keys of the new Tiguan is its exterior design. Gains in presence and looks very robust with a front lines very marked. In this area stands the grill with three horizontal cleats that are going to the headlights Full LED that includes our unit tests. In finishes below will be optional and will come from series halogen headlamps. Below we will have a few shots of air and a lower grille, divided in two by a chrome horizontal. At the bottom are placed round fog lights.
The profile is one of the areas most prominent of this Volkswagen Tiguan. Part of the blame lies with the huge 19-inch alloy wheels that equips our unit, and are optionally, because it will look very sporty. It also draws attention to the fact that all of the under body are covered by a black plastic, which gives an aspect more campero, like the roof bars. The waist is marked by a vein which crosses it longitudinally, and that is the height direction of the doors.
In the behind follows the robustness of the set and we found a few riders in the rear with the form of the ‘L’ down, remaining to the height of the rib that we were talking about. We have a lunette, and a door of considerable dimensions, something that highlights their conditions SUV. The bottom also has protections plastic and overlooks an output of the dual exhaust. In summary a few lines very marked and full of personality that will serve to distinguish from its predecessor.
And as we said one of the keys that came with the MQB platform, was the increase of the dimensions of the Tiguan. Measures of 4,49 meters long, 1,84 meters wide and 1.64 meters high. This represents a growth of 6 centimeters length, 3 centimeters in width, while the height decreases by 3.3 centimeters. The distance between the axles has also grown nearly 8 inches and now it is placed in 2,68 meters. These new dimensions also will get improved aerodynamics and has a coefficient of 0.37 Cx.
As you can imagine this growth is reflected in the interior of the Tiguan and will have a habitability, above the average of the segment. The squares in front are very comfortable and spacious in all its dimensions. The seats do not look for the sporty feel but hold quite our bodies, for what we consider a success. Although where it really shines is in the rear seats.
Back we will have a surprising space, both for the legs and for the head. The access to these seats is outstanding, with some big doors and big opening. The width of this second row will be able to to accommodate three adults, although with limitations, as the central plaza is quite narrow. Even so, the tunnel transmission is not too steep and not bother you too much.
If we go to the trunk we find a capacity of 520 liters, rather better than the first generation. One of the advantages is that the second row of seats can be moved, earning up to 18 inches of space and getting 615 litres of capacity. The tailgate is electric (optionally) and leaves us with a mouth wide load and some ways very profitable. We will have a compartment to separate the load and if we decided to knock down the seats are 1.655 litre capacity.
Technology to the height
Another of the points we stress at the beginning of the test was the up-to-date technology. One of the most eye-catching of the new Tiguan is that you can mount the digital instrumentation, which receives the name of Active Information Display. Its design and operation is the same as the Virtual Cockpit Audi, which is to say, a screen of 12.3 inches that allows you to customize the information that we want to see. In addition, our unit also formed part of the head-up display to display the information without taking your eyes off the road.
In the center console stick together the rest of the controls that we may need in the vehicle. It is presided over by a 8-inch touch screen that we use to handle the multimedia system and other options. Account with a connectivity remarkable with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Furthermore, it will be perfect to display the image from the multiple cameras that takes the Tiguan. Parking will be so easy thanks to the Area View optional, that shows us the car bird’s-eye view. If this is not enough, you can also equip the Park Assist system that makes the maneuver for us.
below the display there are the controls of the climate control trizona, which can have an independent temperature for the rear seats. In the area of the shifter we will have a series of buttons such as the boot, the hand brake electric controller or traction control 4MOTION. One of the things that we can not overlook is the perceived quality that has the SUV German.
Is another of the things that improves, because presents good materials, as the leather of the steering wheel and the seats. On the dashboard and the doors, we will find plastics that do not clash too much, and that have good settings for. In the center console and steering wheel appear moldings Piano Black. To finish with the interior, we called attention to the amount of holes slides that have and the ability of the same. Include one even in the upper part of the dashboard.
2.0 TDI 150 HP DSG 4MOTION
The range of engines the Volkswagen Tiguan has quite a few options to choose from and we were able to test one of the most balanced. The 2.0 TDI 150 HP DSG 4MOTION has a name quite long, but in summary this is the diesel of intermediate potency linked to an automatic change of double clutch and all-wheel drive. To give an overview, we’ll talk about that between the gas there will only be the option to choose the 1.4 TSI with 125 or 150 HP or the 2.0 TSI with 180 HP.
Among the diesel there will be quite a few more options but all of them revolve around the 2.0 TDI. This diesel, four-cylinder turbo and 2.0-liter can be chosen with the 115, 150, 190 0 240 CV and allows you to choose between a manual change of six speeds or automatic dual-clutch DSG seven relations. In the same way the majority of versions can be chosen with the all-wheel drive 4MOTION which we have today between hands.
If we focus on the mechanics that leads to the unit tests we have to say that you have a performance discrete. With 150 HP and 340 Nm is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 9,3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The positive part will be the consumption and emissions of CO2, because approvals 5.7 l/100km in the combined cycle and emits 149 g/km
Tap put in place with the Volkswagen Tiguan and we do so from your high driving position from which we control the road. The 2.0 TDI has a starter pretty soft for what we are accustomed to this type of mechanical and barely filtered noise and vibration to the cab. It has made a good job of soundproofing because even when we started to roll with him, we noticed too the airflow noises, despite the size of your body.
2.0 TDI 150 HP and 340 Nm of torque presents the same characteristics as other models. Stands for a power delivery that is linear and usable, as well as a good push from below. What is true is that we could come to think that this mechanic would be insufficient to move its more than 1,600 kg of weight, but nothing like that. The Tiguan moves with ease and even do not give remarkable potency, it will be sufficient for most everyday situations.
the feel of The DSG of this model we like. The transitions between gears are quite soft and drive modes help us to gain precision in function of the use that we give. If you want a quiet driving and saving enough to put the ECO mode for the changes to be made without a rush and in addition the change is disengaged when not accelerating and enters the ‘candle mode’. If you want to get all the performance we will have the Sport mode, which drains the marches and offers a touch of something more hard.
With the driving modes also modify parameters as the steering, the throttle response or suspension. The address we have to say that it has a touch too much assisted and artificial even in Sport mode. The suspension we liked most because of its correct implementation. Looking for comfort but without sacrificing its dynamics and therefore we will find a balance very valid for the majority of situations.
Off road… what why not?
The second generation of the SUV has also an approach that is more campero, with some concessions to the driving off the road. Our unit luckily formed part of the traction 4MOTION, is integral and which under normal conditions delivers the power to the front wheels, but it is also sent to the rear in case of loss of traction. Therefore we consider that it was appropriate to to test this facet the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The versions with all-wheel drive have a free height to the soil, a somewhat higher and that is an advantage. To see the difference with his predecessor, suffice it to say that this account with a attack angle of 25.6 degrees, whereas before it was 18.3 degrees. This makes us gain confidence and get out to some dirt tracks, but without looking for too many complications, as we are not faced with a true off-roader.
We are in winter and during the test with the Volkswagen Tiguan we had an interesting nevada. It helped us to see how it moved in this area with the various modes of the 4MOTION Active Control, which allows us to choose between Snow, Road (with the four modes of which we spoke before), Off-Road and Individual. With the first mode we get roll successfully by the snow safely and without having problems. Without a doubt, this traction will be the ideal choice for those who want to make the most of the Tiguan.
The second generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan is a completely new model that wants to succeed among the SUV. On the outside you get to steal a few glances thanks to a robust appearance and with more personality than its predecessor. It is also larger, so we will get a greater habitability and space for your car. In addition, we find a interior quality, and equipped with the latest technologies of the brand.
we have led with the engine 2.0 TDI 150 HP DSG 4MOTION. Is an option-balanced and not we will miss the power of more. The automatic switching is soft and invites the comfort, and the awd will give us a vehicle more usable in all kinds of situations. Consumption during the week of trial circled around 7 l/100km making driving very varied, figures that do not stand out in a model of its features.
Equipment of the Volkswagen Tiguan
- alloy Wheels of 17 inches
- maintenance Wizard lane ‘Lane Assist’
- System of surveillance of the environment ‘Front Assist’ with the emergency brake on city
- cruise control with speed limiter
- Sensors of light and rain
- fog lamps with corner illumination system
- Equipment Edition
- front Seats comfort
- Regulation of road lighting ‘Light Assist’
- parking Assistant ‘Park Assist’ with ‘Park Pilot’
- Climatronic three-zone control from rear area
- multi-functional Display, premium display, multicolor
- Selector driving modes
- Equipment Advance
- alloy Wheels of 18 inches
- Seats first class comfort in front
- chrome Trim on the side windows
- LED Headlights for low beam and high road, with daytime running light and LED running light in curve
- Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
- adaptive cruise Control
Prices Volkswagen Tiguan in Spain
|2.0 TDI 115 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Edition||28.030 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Edition||29.920 €|
|1.4 TSI 125 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Edition||26.990 €|
|2.0 TDI 115 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Advance||31.800 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Advance||33.710 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||DSG 7v||Front||Advance||35.800 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||4Motion||Advance||37.090 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||DSG 7v||4Motion||Advance||39.110 euros|
|1.4 TSI 150 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Advance||32.160 euros|
|1.4 TSI 150 CV||DSG 6v||Front||Advance||34.180 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||Front||Sport||36.490 €|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||DSG 7v||Front||Sport||38.570 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||4Motion||Sport||39.820 euros|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||DSG 7v||4Motion||Sport||41.830 euros|
|2.0 TDI 190 CV||DSG 7v||4Motion||Sport||42.720 euros|
|2.0 TDI 240 CV||DSG 7v||4Motion||Sport||47.760 euros|
|2.0 TSI 180 HP||DSG 7v||4Motion||Sport||42.680 €|
the Opinion of the editor
- Aesthetic sturdy and attractive
- remarkable Roominess
- Capabilities-wheel drive 4MOTION
- Consumption something elevated
- Touch the address quite artificial
- pretty high Price
Gallery images of the Volkswagen Tiguan