Tiguan is the first compact crossover of Volkswagen. The sounding name forms from combination of words of tiger (tiger) and iguana (iguana). The car was rewarded by athletic appearance. Designers succeeded to do a very harmonious and attractive look. Long line of hood, direct front bars, wide wheeled arches. To the victim of monument ales of basket the coefficient of aerodynamic resistance (Cx) was brought: he at Tiguan is equal to 0,37. A platform was borrowed at Volkswagen Golf.
Standard Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped by the system of complete drive 4motion, and as an option a drive is accessible on fore wheels. A model is equipped, including for the Russian market, two by petrol and by one diesel engine with turbochargers.
Base 1.4 with the capacity of one the L. petrol aggregate has two modifications 120 and 150 strong. 2.0 with a capacity of one the liter motor also have two variants of execution with power in 170 and 200 hp. Diesel 2.0 with a capacity of one the L. engine is presented three-way (110, 140 and 170 hp). Exceptionally at the Chinese market a car is also accessible with a 1.8 with a capacity of one the L. petrol engine.
Three types of transmission are offered at choice. Basely a car is equipped by a 6-step mechanical CAT, and other acquisitions can be equipped by 6-step automatic or 7-step automated CAT DSG with two coupling. For the Russian market 6-speed «mechanics» and «automat» are accessible.
In a salon a car, as compared to restyling version, did not change practically. A model got another three-spoke helm with a coulisse in a lower spoke, a device panel lost red illuminating from beneath, a bit processed a central cantilever.
Already in standard acquisition a car is equipped by six pillows of safety, system of course stability of ESP, semi-automatic climate control. And also by an electric parking brake, that allowed doing a central tunnel more functional – there placed additional niches for bottles and other small things.
Version 2012 year is based on the same platform, what restyling; the sizes of wheel-base and width of basket (1809 mm) did not change. But length (there is to 4432 mm on a 5 mm) increased, and a height diminished (there is to 1666 mm on a 20 mm).