Saturday, February 23, 2008

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Summary

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Apparently, the German car manufacturer has come to the handful Tiguan concocted for his companion to the junior size Touareg after giving readers of the popular magazine automobile to choose from among four choices (to be honest, the other three names have never worked).

The Tiguan might be new to the VW range, but the Passat sedan platform-based expansion of vehicle joined the list of cars height of all sizes that offer all-wheel drive for sure-footed in all weather travel.

Volkswagen designers have done themselves proud style Tiguan his body. The nose has a chrome grille (I love that brightwork is back on autos nowadays) and the bulging flanks convey a sense of stability and four-season competence. The Tiguan is much less slab-sided as the largest and most conservative shaped Touareg sport. Size-wise, the Tiguan is a little longer than a Kia Sportage, but nearly nine inches shorter than the new-for-2008 Nissan Rogue. However, the Tiguan's 5.5-foot height bests Rogue per inch.

Equally strong is looking inside, which could easily pass as being from the workshop of BMW design, bearing in mind the high-end type dashboard, seats adapted cleanly and premium carpeting.

Rear passengers will enjoy six inches of fore / aft travel and the 60/40 split reclining seats back. For more cargo space, the rear seat back and the front passenger bucket, can be flat. The space is made even more generous because of the extra-low load floor.

While European buyers can purchase a more robust version of the Tiguan, surcharge on the ground and a 168-horsepower 1.4-liter "Twincharger" (a supercharger operating in combination with a turbocharged) engine, the North American customers will be offered if the "Sport & Style" version set up to use more civilized and sports 200 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder connected to a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic.

The plan is to replace the automatic transmission after the first year with a six-speed direct-shift box (DSG), which works like a manual transmission (but without the need for a clutch pedal) with an automatic mode. The DSG can electronically shift gears in about eight thousandths of a second and to do a more accurate a traditional manual system operated by the driver. The result is improved fuel economy and a vehicle that spends more time in hunting gear for them.

Also coming this way will be a clean-burning 2.0-liter "Bluetec" turbo-diesel option that is similar to what is offered in the Rabbit and Jetta car models.

Exact basic content has not yet been announced, but it is known that three trim levels are offered with the usual air conditioning, cruise control, CD-equipped stereo, power-operated windows, door locks and outside mirrors , 16-inch wheels and six standard airbags.

With VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive configuration, the list of options include rear-seat side airbags, a premium 300-watt audio package, touch-screen navigation system, rear-view mirrors help park, the size of oversized wheels and a roof.

Although the Tiguan is considered a bit slow off the mark arrival in the compact car category, its many virtues, including a modest base price of $ 22500, will appeal to all those who want to share their biggest ute for a sport more modest and fuel-efficient product which manages to provide a reasonable degree of prestige and performance.
Source: commercialappeal

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