First VW Sports Utility Vehicle based on MQB

by Staff Reporter

First VW Sports Utility Vehicle based on MQB

Positive driving impressions and comparative tests from Auto Motor und Sport and other international media reports that the Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan confidently shows the way to the future as a distinctively designed all-round vehicle. The new Volkswagen Tiguan is a great all-rounder with distinctive styling which redefines its class and is the first VW Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB).

The new Tiguan, which will be launched in South Africa towards the end of 2016, kicks off the comprehensive SUV offensive by Volkswagen. It sets new standards in design, comfort and functionality. This however does not compromise its off-road capabilities, which have been enhanced with a rugged all-wheel drive system that includes premium class technology for use on and off the highway.

The new Tiguan has been receiving positive reviews from the international media. In the latest comparative test conducted by the largest motoring magazine in Germany, Auto Motor und Sport, the new Tiguan was chosen as the best SUV in its segment against its direct competitors. Recently, Auto Bild Allrad, Europe’s largest magazine for off-road vehicles, announced the new Tiguan as the 2016 “All-wheel Car of the Year”. The new Tiguan also won the “2016 Design Trophy” in the SUV category from Auto Zeitung, German’s special interest magazine.

The new Tiguan engine line-up and retail prices for the South African market will be announced closer to the launch date.


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