2012 Volkswagen Tiguan (2.0T 4Motion) | Conceptcarz.com

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A substantial redesign gives turbocharged compact SÚV a dynamic new

•Extensively redesigned for 2012 sleek, new front- and rear-end – Available new-style headlights feature striking, LED daytime running lights

available for the 2012 custom-look R GmbH-developed ‘Savannah’ alloy design

•Improved fuel from 25 mpg highway to an estimated 27 mpg enhanced six-speed automatic

•Award-winning 200-hp turbocharged TSI® standard in every

•Choice of six-speed manual or automatic, front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive

• Choice of S, SE or SEL trim levels, wîth an starting MSRP of $22,840

VA, – It puts the ‘sport’ in utility. Dynamic new front- and styling. Standard 200-horsepower TSI® engine and six-speed transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) available 19-inch alloy from Volkswagen’s R GmbH

It’s no wonder the 2012 Tiguan is being described as the GTI of sport utility vehicles.

re-designed and updated, the 2012 brings new standards of design driving dynamics, safety and precision German engineering to one of the §egmènts of the market.

And the 2102 balances its performance focus noteworthy gains in fuel An array of detail technical line wîth Volkswagen’s Blue’ strategy—sees highway economy gains from 25 mpg to an 27 mpg for automatic transmission models.

NEW FOR 2012

The Tiguan’s major refresh sees its front end to incorporate the new, horizontal brand ‘face’ in line the Tiguan’s larger sibling, the

The Tiguan bears familial elements to the Touareg, including a grille that features two blades each featuring chrome strips. In the center is a VW badge, while at each end are swept-back headlamps housed tough, polycarbonate covers.

on the range-topping SEL models are Bi-Xenon wîth advanced lighting (AFS) illumination that wîth the §teering wheel to up to 15 degrees for increased visibility. a new dimension is the Ú-shaped band of 14 around the AFS lenses that not act as daytime running lights, but add a visual element to the front of the new

To heighten the 2012 Tiguan’s new there’s a new honeycomb grille beneath the redesigned bumper, and that a gray, skid-plate-style wîth three distinctive Integrated into the new bumper at side are honeycomb-backed panels stylish new fog lights. Below are new black air-flow guides.

a tough new look for the urban

At the rear, distinctive new two-part echo those of the latest and feature signature L-shaped elements. The design of the lights is sleeker and more compact.

A dramatic new feature of the 2012 is its new 19-inch ‘Savannah’ alloy that come standard on the SEL These stylish, 10-spoke have been developed by recently-renamed R GmbH performance which was also responsible for the new R.


The 2012 Volkswagen combines the style and sophistication of a urban compact SÚV that to an active lifestyle.

At 174.3 nose-to-tail, 71.2 inches and 66.3 inches tall, the perfect size for city and country living.

The design of the Tiguan was based on the Concept A study created by designers at North American Design in Santa Monica, California, and at the 2006 Geneva auto

In profile, the 2012 Tiguan is by its raked-back windscreen, rising large side windows, and an trademark C-pillar at the rear. On SE and SEL a distinctive ring of chrome the side windows, coupled black-painted window frames, to visually enhance the car.

to accommodate 4Motion all-wheel the Tiguan’s design reflects its to conquer all weather conditions. The wheelarches feature plastic to protect the paintwork, while the overhang at the front allows a approach angle.

Always ready for an active the 2012 Tiguan is designed to be a for fun gear. The robust roof can accommodate an array of accessories as bike holders, or kayak and carriers. The available towing accepts an attachment to carry up to bikes, or can be used to pull pounds of jet skis, dirt or ATVs.


Cabin don’t come much flexible than the 2012 There is spacious seating for adults, easy step-in the wide-opening doors and generous and head room.

But the versatility of the seating sets it apart and it the perfect lifestyle vehicle. The seat has a 40/20/40 split to fit an load-carrying needs. Fold the wide center section and it can skis, or fishing gear, or while still having for passengers on either side.

the rear seats in place, is still an impressive 23.8 feet of space in the load Fold the seats forward and it to no less than 56.1 feet. And for the ultimate in load the front passenger seatback folds forward and flat to loads up to 98 inches long.

The seat can also slide six inches to increase luggage in the back, and for a little extra on road trips, each of the seatbacks can be adjusted.

With the press of a button on the or on the switch located beneath the tailgate, the high-lifting rear opens wide to accommodate objects. In the cargo area, are five tie-down hooks to ‘stuff’ in place, and a 12-volt to power coolers or air pumps.

To let the into the Tiguan’s cabin, an available huge panoramic tilt/slide sunroof that is 300 bigger than the average-sized fitted to, say, the Volkswagen The aerodynamically and acoustically optimized roof comprises one glass for opening, and one fixed glass at the rear. It features pinch and an electrically-operated sunshade that the inside of the entire glass

The sunroof comes standard the new 2.0T S wîth Sunroof the SE wîth Sunroof and Navigation, and as of the long list of standard on the Tiguan SEL model.

As wîth the Tiguan, the fascia is beautifully wîth a clear focus on instruments and controls that are and intuitively laid-out, easy to and easy to reach. The speedometer and are oversized and have clear that can be read at a glance. them is a multi-function trip that monitors everything fuel consumption, to trip to setting the clock.

The 2012 also features standard connectivity, aux-in for portable players, and an eight-speaker audio wîth an MP3 and WMA-compatible in-dash CD The mid-range SE model features acclaimed touchscreen Premium audio system wîth a CD changer, SD memory-card reader, and Device Interface (MDI) an iPod® cable.

For a so-called utility vehicle, is little that’s utilitarian the 2012 Tiguan. The interior rich, soft-touch plastics on the beautifully-stitched cloth on the seats, and brushed-metal-style trim surrounding the dash-mounted air vents and gear

For 2012, the Tiguan S offers high-quality cloth seating in black; the Tiguan SE features perforated V-Tex leatherette, in black or beige; and the Tiguan SEL rich leather seating in black or beige.

Engine and

The 2012 Tiguan comes the soul of the iconic Volkswagen award-winning 2.0-liter TSI® four-cylinder engine. This powerplant features double camshafts, four valves per direct fuel injection, and intake timing. Turbocharged and the compact, in-line 1984cc produces an impressive 200 horsepower and 207 from just 1700

As in the GTI, the 2.0T is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, is standard on the Tiguan S model. The of the Tiguan line-up comes wîth a six-speed automatic Tiptronic® manual shifting, mode, and Dynamic Shift (DSP).

To support its far-reaching Blue’ initiative, Volkswagen have optimized the new 2012 to give worthwhile fuel improvements.

Changes to the six-speed automatic include the addition of a second gear to reduce engine at cruising speeds. The transmission in mode now shifts at slightly revs, making greater use of the engine’s considerable torque. And the speed of the 2.0T engine has been lowered to 600 rpm.

this has achieved an improvement in highway economy from 25 mpg to 27

To provide added traction for the Tiguan, Volkswagen’s 4Motion drive system is offered on all The electro-hydraulic system delivers to all four wheels without any to press or levers to pull. A center differential can continuously the driveforce between the front and axles, depending on the traction

In most driving conditions, 90 of the drive goes to the front which saves fuel. carz) But when accelerating from standstill, for example, slip is controlled by the Haldex® ability to progressively direct 100 percent of the drive torque to the wheels.

The 4Motion system offers a high standard of safety, providing sure-footed over virtually all surfaces—that road to the lake or a snow-covered in winter—as well as optimum stability, even in crosswinds.

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