After building 2.8 million cars of the first generation Tiguan… That is a fun fact. I have another one for you. Completely useless. We forgot it with some driving tests, but we want to reintroduce the useless fact of the video. 3,000 soccer fields filled with cars. That is how many Tiguans were built. This will be impressive at a birthday party. Cars like this, SUVs, ask for an active lifestyle and appeal to active people.It should not be advertised to old people, but as hip and urban. Add dubstep, slow-motion images, skate parks, and graffiti. Such a setting is very important. Yeah, it is a bit like your grandpa in a tracksuit. The audience of this car is not necessarily very young. If you are young, do you buy a new SUV? No, you do not. This is the domain of the private buyer who likes a higher seat and likes towing things such as a travel trailer or other towable. Or a bicycle carrier, which seems to be very important to be a possibility. The tow bar load is 100 kg (220 lb). That is 2-3 electric bicycles. That is good to know. You think I am misleading you, but it is a nice car. I can not say it differently. It is a nice car. Of course, it is not very sporty, but it looks good.It handles great. However, something is the matter with this type of car in the Netherlands. I looked at the price list. The Tiguan has become a lot cheaper. They now start at 28,000/29,000 euros, which is a difference of 4,000 euros with the previous Tiguan. However, this goes for the smaller engines. I could not drive the 1.4 TSI with 123 hp, because the press introduction only gives us the big engines such as the 178 hp 2-liter TSI. When looking at the price list… I have it printed on this sheet here. This is not dangerous, because it has collision warnings and such standard. For example, the 1.4 TSI has a 6,000 euros vehicle registration tax. I think that is a high tax. VAT is added as well. The 2-liter TSI, which always has an automatic transmission and AWD, a rather suitable spec for this car’s purpose, has a 12,000 euros vehicle registration tax. 12,000 euros. It is even worse with diesel engines. The 148 hp diesel engine, which is not an uneconomical car, has a 15,000 euros vehicle registration tax.The Tiguan is built on the MQB platform. You may not think this is important, but it is in part. All smaller cars, C-segment cars, from the VW group are built on that platform. The first was the Golf, but there is also
the A3, Audi TT, and I think the VW Touran as well. Cars like these are built on this platform. This means VW are able to roll out new technology for all these cars. For example, there will probably be a plug-in hybrid Tiguan. This is no longer relevant for the Dutch market, but it is fun when you want to plug in, but want to do so with a Tiguan. Be patient; the Tiguan GTE will probably be made. You can also off-road it, by the way. The 2-liter TSI is not slow. The specified top speed is 208 kph (129 mph). 0-100 kph (62 mph) takes 7.7 seconds. We do not have all the data for the base model 1.4 TSI, but the 148 hp versions (there are different versions) do 0-100 kph (62 mph) in less than 10 seconds.I think that is quick enough. Important as well: it can tow up to 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). It can tow a decent travel trailer. This is a special key for when you want to do a top-speed run. Put it in the USB slot. I did that with a Veyron as well. Important about the MQB platform is that the car has become more spacious. There is more leg room in the back; a whole 29 mm (1.14 inch). That is this much. Looking behind me, it is rather spacious. The trunk is bigger as well. Also, we get goodies we saw in other cool cars as well. For example, the Audi TT has a virtual cockpit. This means you have one big screen in front of you. It can show a map and all sorts of cool things. The Tiguan is available as a Connected Series as well, a special model which gets stuff like that. Not the display, I think, but a satnav system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.You get… You pay for these things, but it is cheaper. After you explained the iPhone or Android to your parents and configured their tablet, you can start with explaining what their Tiguan can do. For example, a WiFi connection for the tablet. Your mom can sit in the passenger’s seat with her iPad or Samsung… I do not want to advertise overpriced Apple products. She can do all sorts of things with the car’s WiFi. That is good to know. Made possible by nieuweautokopen.nl Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support .