New Volkswagen Tiguan 2020: cosmetic updates and technical for all

The Volkswagen Tiguan is the SUV of the most successful at the european level and one of the most sold all over the world. Now the best-seller presents a substantial update, since all sectors of technology essential elements of this model have evolved significantly. Volkswagen elettrifica the Tiguan giving it a new powertrain plug-in hybrid (system power: 245 HP). Another novelty is represented by the debut of the model Golf R, driven by a powerful TDI 320 HP; experts in the field of performance of the Volkswagen R have developed for the model top of the range high performance a new all-wheel drive with torque splitter. Thanks to the adoption of the twin dosing, the German manufacturer has succeeded in making the engines Turbo diesel TDI of the new Golf between the combustion engine cleaner at the global level. Thanks to the new Travel Assist2/3, now the Tiguan is capable of traveling in a guided mode up to a speed of 210 km/h (longitudinal and lateral dynamics). In addition, through the infotainment systems of the latest generation MIB3, the Tiguan offers a whole new range of services and functions on the online board. Also new is the sound system 480-Watt Harman/Kardon. Also, the Volkswagen has digitised the management of the commands of the climate control using the sliders touch and tactile surfaces. No less important, the new LED headlights Matrix IQ.LIGHT3 of the Tiguan offer the driver a level of comfort and security unprecedented. The new Scirocco is a real car multipurpose towing weight up to 2.5 tons and a Volkswagen capable of dealing with ease any driving situation.

From the aesthetic point of view, the update of the Tiguan is evident by observing, among other things, the front repainted. The engine hood has been raised, while the new grille, which houses the headlights with LED technology, is characterized by a greater width. The center has been integrated with the new VW emblem. Also the incisors bumpers have a unique design. In the rear stands out in the centre, under the VW logo, the word Tiguan; the written 4MOTION rear for the versions with all-wheel drive has been restyled.

Volkswagen has redefined the range of engines of the Tiguan. Among the highlights of the figure, the new Tiguan eHybrid with a powertrain plug-in hybrid (245 HP). The Tiguan eHybrid is a critical component in the framework of the program of electrification of the House of Wolfsburg. The schema propulsion work in such a way that it is possible to always start the Tiguan eHybrid in electric mode E-Mode when the battery is sufficiently charged. With the battery charged, the car has an autonomy in 100% electric traction of about 50 kilometers according to the cycle WLTP. Thanks to a hybrid mode configurable in an intuitive way, it is also possible to accumulate enough electricity during a long journey to enter the urban area of the destination to zero emissions. The Tiguan eHybrid can be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 130 km/h; in Hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the combustion TSI acceleration. In this mode, the synergy between the electric motor and combustion provides a power delivery addictive, because the electric motor acts as a booster add-on. The mode GTE, which is activated via a button located next to the lever of the DSG gearbox, offers a distinctive and dynamic. In this case, the electric motor and the TSI combine to provide the maximum power of the system to the Tiguan eHybrid.

Engines diesel TDI, which is particularly appreciated on the Tiguan, are now fitted with two SCR catalytic converters arranged in sequence, each with injection of AdBlue separate (the so-called technology twin dosing). This has enabled Volkswagen to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOX) significantly compared to the previous model. The SCR catalyst number 1, being positioned close to the engine reaches its optimum operating temperature soon after start-up. The NOX emissions are low, so very quickly; also, the arrangement near the engine is an advantage when driving at low loads. The SCR catalyst number 2 is located in the underbody; the effect of the greater distance from the engine, the exhaust gas upstream of the second catalyst are up to 100°C colder. This SCR catalyst works, and therefore, especially in the presence of high loads, for example during high speed driving or towing a trailer. Regardless of the mode of operation of the engine, the twin dosing ensures that one of the two SCR catalytic converters are the optimum operating temperature and, as a result, the nitrogen oxides are post-processed in a particularly efficient manner, and converted into water and nitrogen, a harmless gas.

The R version brings a breath of dynamism. A novelty on the front of the engines as the range is represented by the TSI high-performance 320 HP in the first Golf R. To implement the new model R, the Audi R has coordinated all the activities related to the adaptation to the Tiguan engine EA888 evo4, the most recent version of the TSI to high-performance, and has also developed a new all-wheel drive with torque splitter, which can distribute the driving force in a variable manner between the front axle and the rear as well as between the rear wheels the left and the right. How it works: the differential of the note wheel drive 4MOTION which transfers power to the rear wheels and the left and right in the ratio 50:50, both wheels are then driven by the same pair (even if through the differential to spin at different speeds in the curve). The torque splitter can distribute in a way that varies the torque between the two rear wheels. In technical jargon, we speak of torque vectoring. By sharing selective, the strength of the drive torque can be diverted to up to 100% to the wheel on the outside of the curve, offering a dynamic behavior significantly more agile. The intensity of the force distribution is determined by the respective steering angle, the position of the accelerator pedal, the lateral acceleration, the yaw rate and the speed of the car. The driver can also influence the mode of operation of the torque splitter, and the dynamic systems that stabilize the driving through the selection of the profile of the guide (mode: Comfort, Sport, Race, Individual, Offroad, Snow, Offroad, and Individual), and the cursor for the layout DCC. The driver can access very quickly into Race mode more dynamic by using the R button on the multifunction steering wheel of new design.

Inside the cabin, Volkswagen has integrated a module-touch, fully dedicated to the functions of the climate control. In addition to the tactile surfaces, is made use of cursors, touch, generously sized and illuminated for the adjustment of the temperature and the fan. By using the fields touch is also possible to manage other functions such as the heating system of the windshield, the seats and the rear window as well as call up the menu for the climate control. The new multifunction steering wheel has been digitized at the request of, with the inclusion of islands and sliders touch. Interfaces USB-C are illuminated have been incorporated under the form of climate control. Tiguan also stands out under the technical profile thanks to the offering of the new series of infotainment systems MIB3, which are connected on a network online with multiple services. Thanks to the Online Connectivity Unit (OCU) with eSIM integrated, the expanded range of functions of the systems MIB3 includes online services, We Connect and We Connect Plus. Depending on equipment, systems MIB3 also offer new features such as voice command, natural access to streaming services (e.g. Apple’s Music), plus the ability to customize many of the settings that can be stored in the cloud via ID Volskwagen, and then recalled on other vehicles Volkswagen. The collegamentodelle app Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now wireless. Volkswagen has developed for the Tiguan a new high quality sound system, which features ten high-performance speakers and an amplifier 480 Watt.

Volkswagen gathers all of the systems dedicated to assisted driving under the brand name IQ.DRIVE. The Tiguan now offers guidance in a new evolutionary phase through the adoption of Travel Assist, employed for the first time on this model; the system can act on the steering, brakes and accelerator of the new Tiguan at a speed of between 0 km/h (with DSG) or 30 km/h (manual transmission) and 210 km/h, but always under the supervision and responsibility of whoever is at the wheel. For this purpose, the system employs, among other things, for the automatic control of the distance ACC (dynamic longitudinal) and assistance for maintaining the Lane Assist Lane (transverse momentum). The system is activated with the key Travel Assist dedicated, present on the new multifunction steering wheel. The driver must have both hands on the wheel even when the Travel Assist is active, the electronics of the Tiguan is able to detect it through the surfaces of the capacitive of the steering wheel. The automatic adjustment of the distance ACC2 of the latest generation takes into account in a predictive manner also for the local road signs relating to speed limits, signs which indicate the entrance in the centre of the town, junctions or roundabouts. The system of assistance considered for the purposes of managing both the signals of the camera front, both the map data and the satellite navigation system. The control system of the perimeter Front Assist of the second generation, included in the standard equipment in the Tiguan, is now able to react even better in the presence of people who have no intention of crossing the road in conditions of reduced visibility. The latest generation of the assistance for the maintenance of the lane is able to recognize even better the lane delimited by the lane markings and the limitations of the lanes (for example, a lawn to the side of the road). A new, more evolved version of the headlamps, LED headlamps Matrix IQ.LIGHT, is adopted for the first time on the Tiguan, by using a projector system similar to the Touareg. A matrix composed of 24 LED’s for each module of the lighthouse activates the various functions of the lighting, partially interactive, and projects them on the road. Another built-in feature for the first time on the Tiguan is represented by the function flashing animated “scroll” direction indicators integrated LED module LED headlights Matrix IQ.LIGHT. Also the LED taillights have been redesigned, and its top of the range models were equipped with a flashing function “sliding”; in this case, a further novelty is constituted by a distinctive, switching to switch from the rear lights to the stop lights, as well as a feature animated Coming Home/Leaving Home when you open and close the Tiguan.

Volkswagen has also reconfigured and renamed the equipment lines. Above the access model, called the Tiguan, we find a Life that is characterized by a wide and full equipment. With regard to the next level of arrangement, the versions that branch off in Elegance (most sought) and R-Line (more sporty). Among the standard equipment of all versions of the Tiguan include, among other things, the LED headlights, the system of proactive protection of the occupants combined with the Front Assist, the new multifunction steering wheel, an infotainment system with display of at least 6.5 inches, in addition to We Connect and We Connect Plus. Various equipment-such as Light Assist (automatic adjustment system of the high and low beam), adaptive cruise control ACC (automatic control of the distance), handrails on the roof or automatic air conditioning (Climatronic), and cast aluminium wheels of 17 inches are available in the standard series version Life. The decorations of top of the range Elegance and R-Line also share features such as LED headlights Matrix IQ.LIGHT, the Digital Cockpit (digital instrument panel with a diagonal measurement of the screen 10-inch), ambient lighting, multicolor adjustable Winter Pack with heated steering wheel. In addition, the exhibition Elegance offers the tailgate with opening/closing, electric and handrails anodized silver.

The R version is the most powerful model in the range. In addition, the Volkswagen R always makes a set-up ad hoc for these models. And the Tiguan R 320 CV is no exception: the characteristic equipment for the exterior include, among other things, special bumpers, a diffuser ad-hoc in the rear wheel arches, larger alloy wheels, Estoril, 21-inch. The setting R is complemented, and enriched, among other things, a braking system with particularly high performance, trim, DCC developed ex novo, and lowered by 10 mm (shock absorber adjustable adaptive), selection of the profile of the guide also characteristic for the R version, the ESC key de-activated, wheel drive new design with torque splitter, as well as a sports exhaust system specific to the four terminals in vista, and with chrome trim. On request, will also be available for the Scirocco R a sports exhaust system in titanium specialist Akrapovič. Inside the cabin, among the salient features that distinguish the Tiguan R include, among other things, the new sports seats with head restraints integrated developed exclusively for this model. The equipment also includes instrumentation, digital Cockpit with R logo, and stopwatch built in, decorative inserts specific R (Carbon Grey) and strips tread plates front illuminated logo on the R. The interior is characterized by new sports steering wheel with ‘ R ‘ key to directly activate the Race mode, as well as paddle sports for the manual transmission DSG 7-speed, also of series.