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Volkswagen Tiguan Topples Rivals: Discover Why It’s the Most Popular Mode

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Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is now the most popular model from the German carmaker. This once underrated, medium-sized SUV has sold a staggering 7.5 million units in the last 14 years and this success is bolstered by the latest third-generation incarnation of the VW Tiguan.

Making its debut for the 2021 model year, the new VW Tiguan rolls out the latest MQB evo platform, a set-up that promises to improve the Tiguan in every aspect, except for maybe the touchscreen, which is set to provide an IMAX cinematic experience. Powertrain for the third-generation Tiguan includes a range of four engines; two mild hybrid 1.5-litre four-pots (126bhp and 147bhp) available with front-wheel drive, two turbocharged 2.0-litre petrols (200bhp & 260bhp), and two turbodiesels – each engine paired with either a six or seven-speed DSG.

In terms of performance, VW’s latest measure brings a Vehicle Dynamics Manager, designed to optimise the e-diff locks and shocks, while the camber has also been adjusted to guarantee a neutral, stable, agile and precise driving feel. On the outside, the new Volkswagen Tiguan looks sharper than ever thanks to a more streamlined design, while the front-end also looks taller for ‘greater presence’. The Tiguan can also be fitted with 17-20in wheels to inject some extra sporty, muscular feelings.

It’s not just the VW Tiguan that sits within the German’s vast SUV army though- there’s the T-Cross, the ID.4, ID.5, Touareg, Taigo, T-Roc and T-Roc Cabrio all up for grabs, while other regions also enjoy the likes of the Atlas, Tayron and ID.6.

The Tiguan’s interior is a perfect balance of comfort and practicality, making it one of the most comfortable SUVs on the market. It includes ample headroom, legroom and a decent boot size, while the rear seats offer exceptional lumbar support. The higher-spec models boast leather seats, wireless phone charging, adaptive cruise control and even a heated steering wheel. The interior also comes in for a complete overhaul with a smartphone-like tablet infotainment display the main centrepiece, alongside a 10.25in digital driver display, multi-function steering wheel, bigger central console, new seats and a head-up display. In addition, the VW Tiguan has plenty of connectivity on offer, including Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You’ll also find a range of music streaming platforms and built-in navigation apps.

Safety tech is also top-notch, as the Tiguan features lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and a host of other sensors to keep you safe on the road. To top it off, the Tiguan comes with Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Collision Warning.

The Tiguan offers excellent fuel efficiency too, thanks to its turbocharged and diesel engines. Its 1.5-litre – 4-cylinder petrol engine, in particular, delivers up to 40mpg, while its 2.0-litre – 4-cylinder diesel counterpart offers a maximum fuel efficiency of 44mpg. The Volkswagen Tiguan is incredibly versatile, boasting a wide range of customization options to suit your individual needs. You can choose between a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and even opt for an all-wheel drive system if you want more traction and manoeuvrability.

For those who love to hit the open road, the Tiguan’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system is an ideal choice. This system provides extra traction and stability on slippery or sandy roads, perfect for tackling off-road adventures.

Finally, the Tiguan provides unbeatable value for money, especially when you factor in its generous list of standard equipment. From the standard 8-inch touchscreen (featuring TomTom navigation) to the option of three-zone climate control, the Tiguan doesn’t disappoint when it comes to luxury. For 2021, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the ideal choice for families and adventure seekers alike. It offers an impressive combination of power, style, safety and technology to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible. Even more, it offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience and value for money. With all these features on offer, it’s no wonder why the Volkswagen Tiguan is the most successful VW model to date.

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