- Details of second-generation mid-sized SUV revealed
- Two-wheel drive diesel emits 125g/km of CO2
- Available to order now, deliveries in time for summer
With sharper looks, a roomier interior and a more efficient engine range, the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is now available to order. Deliveries are expected to arrive at the end of May 2016 in time for summer, with P11D prices set to start around £22,500.
Plenty of engines to choose from
The engine range will consist of three petrol and three diesel engines. A plug-in hybrid version badged GTE is likely to appear during 2017.
VW expects the diesel powerplants to account for 95 percent of UK sales, with all of the TDI diesels having a 2-litre displacement. The 148bhp engine will be available from launch with 113bhp and 240bhp versions joining later in the year.
The 148bhp version is expected to be the most popular, hitting 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 124mph and emitting 125g/km of CO2. This means the Tiguan will fit into a 25 percent BIK tax band for the 2016/17 tax year, so a 2-litre TDI S model, with P11D prices at £25,475 and two-wheel drive, will cost a 20 percent tax payer £106 per month. However the two-wheel drive version with 113bhp is expected to be the cleanest and should bring even lower costs.
Manual and DSG twin-clutch automatic gearboxes are available with most engines and the 4MOTION four-wheel drive option will be available across most of the range. Volkswagen expects around 75 percent of customers to take up the 4MOTION option.
Plenty of trim levels and equipment on offer
Five trim levels will be on offer, ranging from S, SE, SE Navigation, SEL and R-Line.
Options will include a panoramic glass roof, an adaptive instrument display screen and a Dynaudio infotainment system. Safety equipment will include seven airbags, an active-lane assist system, adaptive cruise control and emergency city braking.
With its spacious interior and added flexibility, boot space is up 145 litres over its predecessor at 520 litres, with the added bonus of sliding rear seats increasing the capacity to 615 litres. Factor in the premium-feeling interior and the Tiguan may continue to be a strong seller.
To find out more about the new Volkswagen Tiguan read our road test here.