Monday, October 27, 2008


Volkswagen’s Tiguan arrives
Posted by: Andy Mervin George

Volkswagen Group Malaysia has launched the Tiguan 2.0 TSI compact SUV.

MD of VGM, Mr. Andreas Prinz is proud of the new Tiguan

After capturing the lead in the German SUV market, the Tiguan is making its debut inMalaysia with its full-spec Track & Field variant, one of the three variants available worldwide.


The Tiguan name comes from combining a mixture of two animal names - tiger, which reflects quickness, power and elegance, and leguan (or iguana), which indicates a capability of surviving in harsh habitats.


The Track & Field Tiguan comes equipped with a new four-cylinder 2.0l turbocharged direct injection petrol engine. Effectively, this is known as the 147TSI version in some markets, and the block kicks up a wholesome 200bhp at 5,000rpm and maximum torque of 280Nm on the initial 1,700rpm, so the compact SUV has a lot of muscles to flex, be it for city or off-road driving.  

Vibrant ambience, good for crusing or offroading

The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic, and drives on a 4MOTION full-time four-wheel drive system.   


Among the equipment spec levels on the Tiguana are off-road mode, electronic stabilisation program (ESP), ABS with Brake Assist system, six airbags, an electronic differential lock (EDL) and traction control system (TCS), as well as 17-inch Boston alloy wheels wrapped with Michelin rubbers.


Also offered on the Tiguan is Park Assist, which as the name suggests, helps to park the car using its onboard Park Pilot function for parallel parking spots, hands-free. The driver just needs to work on the pedals to move and stop the vehicle. This feature comes as standard fitment.

It's a crossover, apparently

To keep passengers entertained, there’s an integrated 6-disc changer with touch-screen feature and a total of eight front and rear loudspeakers. Unfortunately, there is no GPS on the Tiguan for now.


Fully imported from Germany, the Tiguan is available in seven metallic colours and two solid colours. To match these colours, the Tiguan’s Vienna leather upholstery comes in two colour options – Brown or Titanium Black. The vehicle is priced at RM251,121 (on-the-road, without insurance).

For more pictures of the Tiguan, check out our Gallery.


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