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European market Volkswagen Tiguans will be getting some minor powertrain updates starting next month. Apparently the changes extend past the styling updates we saw last month in Beijing. Both of the new powertrain options get the Bluemotion technology treatment to cut fuel consumption.

A 110 horsepower version of the 2.0-liter TDI inline-four diesel is now available at a lower price than the previous diesel. For those that prefer a gas engine, a 121 hp 1.4-liter TSI (turbo direct injection) is also offered. Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. The updated Tiguans also get keyless access and push-button starting, which (sadly) are likely to be the only changes that will make it to the U.S.

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Tiguan will start in the model year 2011

Two new engines and seven-speed DSG in the offer program

Wolfsburg, 07 May 2010 - The most successful SUV Germany changed with new technical highlights of the model year 2011: So the Volkswagen Tiguan in early June with 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the keyless locking and starting system "Keyless Access" and two new environmentally friendly engines available. He plans to expand its leading position in the market.

With a segment share of 30 percent, the Tiguan was already in 2009, successfully argue against its competitors and is now presenting to with wide range of enhancements, including two new powerful and fuel-efficient entry-aggregates: Sun completes the new model year the 2.0 l TDI Blue Motion Technology (81 kW / 110 HP, from 26 050 €), the diesel price downwards. A little later followed with the 1.4 l TSI Blue Motion Technology (90kW/122 PS), the new entry-level engine. Then Germany's most popular compact SUV available at prices starting from € 24 175. Both engines are offered exclusively as a front-wheel drive variants.

Another product highlight in the Tiguan is the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. For model year all previous automatic variants of this innovative and efficient transmission to be changed. Similarly, the keyless locking and starting system "Keyless Access is complementary to the offer program.

In addition to the new product offers from Volkswagen June 2010
Tiguan special "freestyle" to - based on the Tiguan Trend & Fun with extensive standard sizes such as alloy wheels, light and sight package, fog lamps and Park Pilot. The Tiguan "Freestyle" with Blue Motion Technology will start at 24 925 € (1,4 l TSI 90kW / 122 hp) and offers customers a price advantage of up to € 1,610.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of the best things about buying a VW is knowing the style will be constant for 8 years which protects the resell value. Now they are dating & short cycling their products with meaningless changes. That use to just be a..GM joke.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And here I thought that one of the best things about them is you never know what kind of wacky problem you'll run into today, be it car-debilitating or not. As it's been widely known already, owners either love their car or hate them. Guess which of the two has little/no problems?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, the Tiguan should have been available in the U.S. with a TDI engine from the get go
      • 5 Years Ago
      The diesel would be a nice to have SUV in the States, but otherwise it is unremarkable.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So far no diesel for the US. IMO, SUV buyers would be more likely to want a diesel. Car diesels still get a bad rep from the awful diesels decades ago. Of course now, there is the added problem of the emissions, which makes for a costly engine to get around the otherwise costly filter system (that must be replaced quite often).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is the diesel going to be available here?

        When this car came out I was very disappointed it was not offered with a diesel, I was looking to replace my Murano
        • 5 Years Ago
        Manufacturers are doing potential US buyers a huge disservice by not including diesel options in more vehicles -- VW currently only drops oil burners into their lower end compacts (Golf and Jetta) and top end Touareg. A compact SUV that has power underfoot while still sipping fuel would absolutely KILL in this auto market.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes I agree a TDI engine would make the product offering distinctive in a very competitive segment.

        Refreshing the look is fine, but that's not the biggest issue; It's the name that actually needs an update. That name remembers me a Simpson episode when Homer's brother vas CEO of the Powell corporation. They were looking for names and I'm pretty sure Tiguan came up LOL! ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      one word.


      get with the program vw, put the 2.0TDI in this thing and start making your effort sending it to the us pay off
        • 5 Years Ago
        Without a TDI i'm not interested, i'll take a 110 hp 140 hp or 170 hp TDI, just send us any tdi and watch the sales double.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The interior design was the biggest disappointment we had seen also. It looked like it was taken right out of a European Golf Plus which is not a $34k vehicle.

      With a diesel and a price cut, I bet these things would fly off the dealer lots better than they have been. Folks must be getting bored of their CRVs and RAV4s by now
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anybody know if the US 2011 model will be offered with that grille?
      I'm holding my purchase until I get some more news on next year's model...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just go purchase the new Kia Sprotage it's a better styled VW Tiguan and will probably be more reliable. The former VW head designer now works for Kia. Check out the images see any similarities.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Too bad your Kia doesn't have a 6sp manual and a CRDi engine.
        Or are you lucky enough to live outside the U.S.?
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