Q-Auto, sole distributer of Volkswagen in Qatar, presented the sporty and powerful new Tiguan at the Doha UCI Road World Championships.
The new model is the first Volkswagen SUV built on the state-of-the-art MQB platform and features new technology, completely unique in the compact class, such as the active information display, adaptive cruise control and even a head-up display.
The all-new Tiguan is available with a choice of two engines and five model trims at the Volkswagen showroom on Salwa Road:
S 1.4L with 150 HP, SE 1.4L with 150 HP, SE 2.0L with 180 HP, SEL 2.0L with 180 HP, and Sport 2.0L with 220 HP.
The new Tiguan is perfectly thought-out – from its sharp new design to the state-of-the-art technology. With its larger body, the new model is more spacious, flexible and appealing to drivers and their families. It’s suitable as an ideal companion for both their everyday business and personal lives.
Even for the sports enthusiast, the Tiguan offers comfort and flexible space, without compromising its pure driving pleasure, especially in the Sports 2.0 with its 220 horses!
But most people buy an SUV for its practicality and versatility. The new Tiguan therefore prioritises passenger comfort and convenience, and in fact offers a great deal more: there are optional leather seats with memory function, an additional 145 litres of cargo space and the ‘easy open’ trunk available, in addition adaptive cruise control, 4MOTION Active Control, front assist and AppConnect.
The numerous technical innovations, combined with its authentic SUV design, make the new Tiguan one of the most attractive SUVs in its class. Moreover, the new Tiguan offers a wide range of safety features, including ‘active bonnet’ and six airbags as standard, an extra knee airbag on the driver’s side, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking system for adaptive cruise control – underpinning the Tiguan’s benchmark status as a leader in safety.
ENGINE 2.0 litre, TSI DOHC 16-valve inline-4, direct fuel injection; 1.4 litre version also available
TRANSMISSION Seven-speed dual clutch direct-shift gearbox (DSG) automatic with manual shifting mode
MAX POWER 220 hp (162 kW)
MAX SPEED 220 kph (0 – 100 kph in 6.5 secs)
EXTERIOR Smart and sharp new look that’s longer and lower than previous models, providing more interior space and improving drive and handling; daytime running lights fit flush with the newly designed LED headlights enhancing the Tiguan’s sporty new look; integrated LED rear lights improve visibility when driving by day or night, and add the perfect finishing touch to the new Tiguan’s clear lines
INTERIOR At the heart of the interior’s design, the new centre console has been angled towards the driver and provides optimally accessible and intuitive controls for the new Tiguan’s wide array of functions; embedded LED lights stylishly emphasise the door handles, decorative strips, sill panel trims and footwells; their brightness can be adjusted to whichever level you’d like using the display for the infotainment system
SAFETY/SECURITY Driver alert system; hill descent control; Electromechanical parking brake with Auto Hold function; Electronic Stability Control with driver steering recommendation, ABS, ASR, EDL, EDTC; comprehensive seatbelt; other advanced options
You can view the all-new VW Tiguan at the Volkswagen/Q-Auto showroom. It’s easy to find on Salwa Road near the Wholesale Market Interchange (if you didn’t know already!); the friendly and informative staff will be pleased to show off and explain all its features and even arrange a test drive for you. While you are there, you can feast your eyes on the whole range of sporty VW cars and SUVs.
So, start the new year in style! You just need to call 4445 2365 or visit Volkswagen Qatar website to explore all that VW has to offer.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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