Volkswagen Tiguan

SINGAPORE: Volkswagen Singapore introduces new Tiguan Life and Tiguan Life Plus under Cat A COE.

The Edge Singapore reports that the launch marks the arrival of the third-generation Tiguan, the German automaker’s crossover champion and the top-selling model within the Volkswagen Group.

At the time of writing, the Tiguan Life, “designed for everyday adventure,” provides the “perfect blend of luxury and functionality,” starting at under S$200,000, inclusive of COE.

For those seeking additional features, the Tiguan Life Plus costs S$209,900. Named after a fusion of a tiger and an iguana, the Tiguan boasts robust contours softened by a refined aesthetic, catering to a lifestyle beyond city limits.

Built on Volkswagen’s established MQB evo platform, which also underpins various other models within the Group, the third-gen Tiguan retains similar dimensions to its predecessor but stretches 30mm longer, measuring 4539 mm in length.

It also has a boot capacity of 652 litres, an increase of 37 litres, and a wheelbase of 2676mm, ensuring comfortable passenger accommodations.

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Noteworthy is the introduction of IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights, a first for MQB models, and an array of tech upgrades within the cabin.

These include a lavish 15-inch infotainment screen with an updated user interface and a multifunctional driving rotary controller featuring an integrated OLED display.

The front ergonomic seats also offer ventilation and massage functions, ensuring fatigue-free journeys on long drives.

Under the bonnet lies a 1.5-litre eTSI engine paired with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox. This is supplemented by a 48V mild-hybrid system featuring Active Cylinder Management (ACT) for enhanced fuel efficiency, averaging around 6.7l/100km.

With power outputs of 130hp and 220Nm of torque, the Tiguan offers a balanced performance, accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 10.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 198km/h.

Notably, these specifications position the new model within the Cat A COE category in Singapore, appealing to a broader segment of buyers.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Kurt Leitner, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Singapore, expressed pride in introducing the latest Tiguan iteration. 

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He said, “Globally, the Tiguan has been the best-selling model of not only Volkswagen Passenger Cars but also the Volkswagen Group.

Now, as we unveil the eagerly anticipated new generation of this iconic SUV, we’re proud to introduce a vehicle that sets new standards in design and technology.

Now available in Category A COE with the enhanced efficiency of mild hybrid drive, we’re confident that the Tiguan will not only captivate but also deliver exceptional value to car buyers in Singapore,” he added. /TISG

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