Spotlight on the Volkswagen Tiguan & Allspace
Imagine, you’ve planned a beach holiday with your family (two kids, partner, dog). You need a workhorse that’s going to get you through those winding New Zealand roads, through some four wheel drive action, and store all that luggage while keeping you all comfortable. You sigh as you think of the boot space, horsepower, and family-conscious safety features needed to make this insurmountable task possible. Then, as if on cue, you see a Volkswagen Tiguan zip down the road. Stylish but roomy, rugged yet elegant, you realise the Tiguan is just the SUV for you.
You’re not alone in this sentiment. Cars Guide has sung praises of the Tiguan that make us blush. “The VW Tiguan is one of the most practical SUVs in its segment, with tremendous use of the space available.”
Don’t panic if you have a larger family or are a chronic overpacker, the Tiguan Allspace has seven seats. Seven. As I often remind my partner when we’re discussing the perfect vehicle, “That’s space for us and five dogs. Worth every penny.”
But I know space for fur children (and non-fur children) won’t be enough to convince you that the Tiguan is a standout SUV. It doesn’t work on my partner, either. So come along with me as we explore the special features of the Volkswagen Tiguan.
> Performance & Driving Dynamics
Flash looks and big boot space are nice, but let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
A Powerful Turbocharged Engine (TSI) is sure to excite. Delivering a powerful level of high response and max torque, you’ll be able to quickly accelerate while overtaking and power up hills. Road trip ready, if we do say so ourselves.
Experience the 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive (AWD) over tough terrain. Monitoring driving conditions to react to the slightest wheel slip, this clever system delivers extra traction when you need it.
Adaptive Suspension is controlled through electro-mechanically adjustable dampers, allowing you to control the optimum level of driving comfort and enjoyment. This feature allows the driver to feel more in control and poised while driving.
The clever Driving Profile Selection means you can change the vehicle dynamics depending on your mood (or terrain). Normal is the standard driving style, but why be normal when you can choose between Sport, Eco, and Individual (set your own parameters)?
The Satellite Navigation System is easy to read and operate. The sleek glass display makes the map more prominent and dynamic while assisting you in taking the best route on your roadie. No more checking your phone and wondering why Siri isn’t yelling out directions. (8″ Discover Media standard on R-Line 2WD and Highline, 9.2″ Discover Pro standard on R-Line 4WD.)
Speaking of a yelling Siri, the Tiguan comes with Smartphone Connectivity. You can access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect, standard across the Tiguan and Allspace ranges. Offered in Andriod Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink.
For data junkies, the Active Info Display (standard on Highline, R-Line, and Highline 4WD Allspace and optional on R-Line 4WD) is a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. The 10.25″ screen provides all the information you need such as a rev counter, speedometer, and vehicle status. The displays are customisable as well, offering a sexy take on vehicle data.
The Heads Up Display (exclusive to R-Line 4WD) gives you important information in your field of vision at the touch of a button. No glancing down, no wondering if you’re going over the speed limit.
The Tiguan Allspace takes the cake for best Luggage Capacity + 7 Seats. The adaptable seating configurations mean the Allspace really lives up to its name (all the space…get it?) with 1,775L of storage capacity when the 2nd and 3rd row seats are folded down. Imagine the space for dogs. For the Tiguan models, you’ll enjoy 615 litre luggage capacity – class leading.
Experience the Smart Key & Push Button Start – no key necessary to unlock your car. Open your Tiguan with your keys in your pocket by simply approaching the door – the Tiguan will do the rest! Once inside, push the start button to be on your way.
Slick looking and safety conscious, the lower energy LED Headlights (standard on Highline, R-Line, and Allspace range) improve visibility, making driving easier in fog and at night.
The ‘Easy Open’ Luggage Compartment is a modern luxury that’s tough to live without. Simply make a small movement with your foot under the back of the Tiguan to open the tailgate, hands free. (Standard across the Allspace range, Tiguan Highline, and R-Line. ‘Electric tailgate’ standard on Comfortline.)
The Area View Camera offers a 360 degree vision of your vehicle, making parking a breeze. (Standard on Highline, R-Line, and Allspace range.)
> Advanced Active Safety
The Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring is a clever system that detects a potential collision ahead, warns the driver, and applies braking to help prevent the collision.
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert uses an LED display in the exterior mirror to alert you of the potential dangers in your blind spot. The Rear Traffic Alert monitors any traffic passing in the rear of the vehicle. If your car comes too close to another vehicle, you’ll be altered with an audio and visual warning.
The Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to set your desired speed and gap to allow between you and the car ahead of you. The Tiguan works to maintain that speed and gap, adjusting when necessary. Talk about cruising!
Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System) uses a camera to monitor the markings on the road ahead and delivers small steering corrections to keep the vehicle in the correct lane.
Can you see yourself behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Tiguan or Tiguan Allspace yet? If so, get in touch with a Product Specialist to book a test drive and discover the possibilities.
Please note that imagery and specifications may be of overseas vehicles and include optional extras.