Volkswagen’s all-new Tiguan has gone on sale in Ireland, with prices starting from just over €32k.
The Tiguan, which is the German brand’s best-selling model in Ireland, was also the third most popular here in 2020.
There are a range of new, more efficient petrol and diesel engines available for the Tiguan. VW says these will be followed later this year with an all-new plug-in hybrid model (PHEV), the Tiguan eHybrid.
It will have a 1.4-litre TSI engine twinned with an electric motor that produces a combined 245hp, capable of covering up to 50km in electric mode, according Volkswagen.
Meanwhile a separate Tiguan R model is also now offered for the very first time, bringing the levels of performance associated with R models, with all the practicality of a Tiguan.
The new Tiguan ‘On the Road’ starts from €32,510. The petrol range consists of 130hp and 150hp 1.5-litre engines with a choice of manual or DSG automatic and at the top of the petrol range is the new 320hp 2.0-litre TSI 4Motion R model at €66,990.
The diesel range is comprised of 2.0-litre TDI engines with 122hp (manual only), 150hp (manual and DSG automatic) and at the top of the diesel range, a 200hp 4Motion DSG version.
The particularly popular TDI engine in the Tiguan has now been equipped with two sequentially arranged separate AdBlue injection systems and SCR catalytic converters. Thanks to this twin dosing technology Volkswagen consequently reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) considerably compared with the predecessor vehicle.
All new Tiguan models equipped with TSI and TDI engines fulfil the requirements of the Euro 6d emission standard. In addition, all such models – regardless of whether they have a petrol or a diesel engine – are equipped with a particulate filter.
There are new trimlines for the new Tiguan. The entry ‘Tiguan’ trimline is priced at €32,510 with a 1.5-litre 130hp petrol engine and €34,345 with a 2.0-litre, 122hp diesel engine. All ‘Tiguan’ models feature 17 inch Montana alloy wheels, eight inch Ready 2 Discover radio system, 2 USB-C ports in the front, Air Conditioning and LED daytime running lights. There is also Wireless App Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Next up is the Tiguan ‘Life’. This starts at €35,285 for the 1.5-litre, 130hp petrol engine with a manual gearbox or €40,330 with a 7-speed DSG. The 2.0-litre TDI Diesel Life starts at €36,515 with a 6-speed manual transmission or €41,425 with a 7-speed DSG automatic.
Life models increase the levels of equipment compared to the Tiguan trimline with items such as 18 inch Frankfurt alloy wheels, eight inch Discover Media Navigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Distance Control, 3-zone climate control, Natural voice control, black roof rails and tinted rear windows as well as Comfort seats in the front and additional storage compartments.
A further step up comes in the ‘Elegance’ trimline which is aimed at those buyers wanting the best of technology. It comes with one petrol version, a 1.5-litre TSI 150hp 7-speed DSG for €45,020. There are three diesel versions of this trimline, a 2.0-litre 150hp manual for €43,350, a 7-speed DSG version of this for €48,470 and a 200bhp 2.0-litre 4Motion with DSG for €56,835.
The Elegance trimline offers, in addition to the Life model, items such as 19 inch Victoria Falls alloy wheels, ArtVelours upholstery, an ambient lighting pack with 30 colours, a multifunction steering wheel, heated front seats, chrome elements, Panoramic sunroof, Adaptive Cruise Control ACC Stop & Go incl. speed limiter, Park Assist with Park Distance Control, Keyless entry and Lane change system ‘Side Assist’ and Rear Traffic Alert.
For the ‘R-Line’ trimline, there is one petrol version, a 1.5-litre TSI putting out 150hp, mated to a 7-speed DSG, for €45,920 and there are three diesel R-Line Tiguan’s – a 2.0-litre 150hp with a 6-speed manual transmission for €44,195, with a 7-speed DSG transmission for €47,920 and at the top of the range, a 2.0-litre 200hp 4Motion 7-speed DSG R-Line for €60,355.
R-Line models gain 20 inch Suzuka Alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers in ‘R-Line’ design and a rear spoiler in ‘R’ style. Inside there is an ‘R-Line’ interior including decorative ‘Carbon Grey’ inserts and a black headliner. There is also the option of an R-Line Black Style Exterior Pack featuring light absorbing privacy glass, body-coloured bumpers in R-Line black style, black decorative trims and black exterior mirror housing for €435.
At the very top of the Tiguan range there is now the new ‘Tiguan R’ which continues the pedigree of the Golf and T-Roc R as an additional R model, featuring the potent 2.0-litre TSI unit putting out 320hp in the Tiguan. All that power is assisted by 4Motion all-wheel drive and helps the Tiguan R sprint to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.