Volkswagen South Africa has increased the local range by adding three diesel engines and one petrol engine to the new Tiguan model line-up.
When the Tiguan was initially launched in South Africa only 1.4-litre petrol options were available (read our test here). The new engines include a 2.0 diesel in three different states of tune that deliver either 81kW, 105kW or 130kW, as well as the model range topping 2.0 TSI petrol engine that produces 162kW.
All of the two-litre engines, except for the 81kW 2.0 TDI, are offered with the improved 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
The Tiguan models fitted with 4MOTION also come with an additional 10mm of ground clearance ( 201 mm instead of 191 mm). In addition, the Tiguan can be ordered with an ‘Off-road’ package with an increased approach angle of 25.6 degrees at the front, instead of the usual 18.3 degrees. The departure angle at the remains 24.7 degrees for all versions, while the ramp angle is 20 degrees.
Regardless of whether the vehicle has an on-road or off-road front end design, the new Tiguan is engineered to tow trailer loads of up to 2 200 kgs – depending on engine/gearbox choice.
New on this generation of Tiguan is the high-spec 4MOTION Active Control that allows the driver to activate one of four driving modes: ‘Onroad’ ‘Snow’, ‘Offroad’ (automatic setting of off-road parameters) or ‘Offroad Individual’ (variable settings).
New Tiguan Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)
1.4 TSI 92kW Trendline Manual R384 100
1.4 TSI 92kW Comfortline Manual R425 300
1.4 TSI 110kW Comfortline DSG R465 000
2.0 TDI 81kW Comfortline Manual R469 500
2.0 TDI 105kW Comfortline 4MOTION DSG R523 800
2.0 TSI 162kW Highline 4MOTION DSG R542 200
2.0 TDI 130kW Highline 4MOTION DSG R549 500
The new Tiguan comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Interval is 15 000km.