New Volkswagen Tiguan Elegance 2022 in Colombia: renewal for the seven-seater SUV

The new Volkswagen Tiguan Elegance was officially unveiled, one of the brand’s emblematic vehicles that returns with renewed finishes for the family, along with the best comfort, technology and versatility. Thus, Volkswagen complements a portfolio of five SUVW, which in ascending order of segment and size are located as follows: Nivus, T-Cross, Taos, Tiguan and Teramont. In less than three years, Volkswagen Colombia has consolidated its offensive of being a truck brand, staying at the forefront of current market needs and demand.

To give some context, the total Tiguan sales record in its history is 6.4 million units sold. In addition, 55% of global sales are “long-wheel based” editions, which shows that for these clients the greatest interest is the interior space. Capitalizing on this, it comes in its seven-seat version for the whole family. Its most notable attributes: comfort, technology and versatility. The changes are not minor and focus mainly on safety issues and finishes. Its origin is maintained, with Mexico being the country that produces this model.

The new Tiguan has a 2.0-liter TSI turbo engine, 180 hp and 240 Nm torque, 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with 4Motion traction and dimensions of 4,723 mm long, 1,830 mm wide and 1,658 mm high. Its wheelbase is 2,790 mm. As for the capacity of the trunk is 700 liters, with the option of increasing to 1,755 liters. The trunk has electric opening “easy open, easy close” and “kick” function for greater comfort and ease.

Tiguan is a preferred model in the global market and this is replicated in Colombia. It is a truck with a long history and now it is renewed in a version that meets the tastes and needs of current customers, especially with a family approach. At Volkswagen we recognize and appreciate our history of iconic and classic automobiles, but with the Tiguan we demonstrate our firm interest in offering a portfolio where the diversity of trucks is clear, and each of the five that we have satisfies a niche that has as a common denominator the preference for SUVs“, said Sergio Ramírez, Volkswagen brand manager for Colombia.

Exterior

The new Tiguan features a completely redesigned exterior front end design, which grows 27mm in dimension for more space. An important change is the inclusion of headlights with IQ light LED matrix that connect to a line of light on the front, also LED, that reaches the central point with the new 2D Volkswagen logo emblem. This light signature is the same as its smaller sister Taos, giving it a unique finish. These headlights have a Light Assist function for safer driving, especially at night. This technology supports safety, since if the vehicle travels less than 30km, a main headlight turns on, and if it goes more than this speed, two headlights are activated. In addition, it has a camera located in the panoramic, reflective traffic signs are detected that regulates the lighting so as not to dazzle if a driver comes in the opposite direction. As for the taillights, they have a three-dimensional design. The wheels are bi-tone 19″.

Inside

The interior has a completely renewed design with two-tone upholstery. Now the 3-zone Climatronic air conditioning control is regulated by touch, leaving aside the traditional knobs. In addition, Volkswagen’s automatic Climatronic system regulates the interior temperature independently for the driver, co-driver and the second row of seats, adjusting the intensity of the fan automatically.

The seats have a climate control system, both heated and ventilated for the front passengers. In addition, these have electric controls and 3 memories to configure and save the best driving position. Another facility that attends today’s connectivity is the wireless charger for any type of smartphone that is compatible with this technology.

Tiguan Elegance has a third bench so that a total of seven passengers can travel with maximum comfort. In addition, it has a lighting package of 30 colors to personalize the interior environment of the vehicle. Finally, it has a Keyless Entry & Keyless Start System.

Technology

This new version of Tiguan has Virtual Cockpit and AppConnect for Android and IOS systems. The 8″ screen with AppConnect, combined with the “Virtual Cockpit” digital dashboard, creates two large digital islands in the vehicle with its two interconnected screens that offer connectivity and entertainment on all your trips. As for the central screen, it has an Area system 360 ° View to see the total environment that surrounds the vehicle.Likewise, it has a parking assistant, thus, the truck maneuvers alone, with the driver being responsible for only accelerating or braking.As an innovative gadget, Tiguan Elegance also has Head Up Display active driving screen that reflects important information in the panoramic.

Security

The new Tiguan Elegance comes with 6 airbags, light assist, where the IQ LED headlights have the dynamic lighting system (AFS) and dynamic cornering light to improve the vision of the route. It has electronic stability control, preventing the vehicle from becoming unstable in curves, on surface changes or in evasive maneuvers made by the driver. Likewise, it has traction control (ASR) preventing the loss of grip of the wheels on any surface; ISOFIX safety system for minors and multi-collision brake with automatic braking after receiving blows from range.

Availability

The new Tiguan is only available in the “Elegance” variant (previously called Highline), in the colors it will be available in Platinum Grey, Pyrite Silver, Pure White and Atlantic Blue. Its price is $170,990,000.

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