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REVAMP: the new Tiguan has had some lovely tweaks

REVAMP: the new Tiguan has had some lovely tweaks

MAKEOVER: The Tiguan interior

MAKEOVER: The Tiguan interior

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REVAMP: the new Tiguan has had some lovely tweaks

THE Tiguan, which has sold more than six million units globally, and is (surprisingly ahead of the Golf for the last two years) Volkswagen's best-selling model in Ireland has had a few updates, making the SUV even better.

The latest model (which is on sale now using click and collect) features a host of new exterior, interior and technological updates. There are a range of new, more efficient petrol and diesel engines and these will be followed later in the year with an all-new Plug-In Hybrid Model (PHEV). There is also now a separate Tiguan R model for the very first time, offering the levels of performance associated with R models, with all the practicality of a Tiguan.

The new Tiguan's bonnet is more concise in its appearance and the new radiator grille with LED headlights is wider, with the new Volkswagen badge positioned centrally at the front. There are redesigned bumpers, and at the rear the Tiguan lettering is now in a prominent central position below the Volkswagen badge.

Inside, there is a new steering wheel featuring touch controls (standard on R-Line and R) and VW has also digitalised the climate control functions by means of touch sliders and touch buttons in some trim levels.

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MAKEOVER: The Tiguan interior

MAKEOVER: The Tiguan interior

MAKEOVER: The Tiguan interior

The new Tiguan starts from €32,510 and the petrol range consists of 130hp and 150hp 1.5-litre engines with a choice of manual or DSG automatic and at the top of the petrol range is the new 320hp 2.0-litre TSI 4MOTION R model at €66,990.

The diesel range is comprised of 2.0-litre TDI engines with 122hp (manual only), 150hp (manual and DSG automatic) and at the top of the diesel range, a 200hp 4MOTION DSG version.

That's not all…later this year, the Tiguan range will become electrified with the addition of the new Tiguan eHybrid, which will form an important part of the brand's "Way to Zero" campaign. This Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) version of the Tiguan forms part of the brand's steps to becoming a CO2-neutral company by 2050. The Tiguan eHybrid features a 1.4-litre TSI engine twinned with an electric motor that produces a combined 245hp and makes the eHybrid capable of covering up to 50km in electric mode.

More details of the arrival of this version of the Tiguan are expected in the coming months.

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