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.
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.