2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
Few people know, but the ancestor of the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV was a small Golf car. In 1990, German engineers developed a "Country" modification for this urban hatchback. Engineers put a spar frame on this model, equipped it with a “razdatka” and a viscous coupling. But, despite such an off-road arsenal, this modification did not gain much popularity, and by 1992 the mass production of Golf Country was curtailed. A few years later, in 2007, the Germans decided to revive the failed modification, but in a new look. So the first generation of Volkswagen Tiguan cars was born. The technical characteristics and design of this SUV are much different from its ancestor, but there is still something in common between them. In this article, we will look at all the features of the Tiguan model and find out why the new product has become so popular in Europe.
When looking at the design of the crossover, there is definitely no association with the "Golf", although the latest generation of hatchbacks has a similar front end. This phenomenon can be explained very simply - the Germans adhere to their corporate style, so all their cars have a similar "face". As for the Tiguan personally, its appearance is quite harmonious and seems quite modern. A large bumper with a wide air intake is located in front, and a chrome-plated radiator grille with a large emblem of the concern is successfully located above it. The main beam headlights merge seamlessly into the grille design and stretch slightly onto the fenders. On the side, you can see the wide wheel arches painted in the body color of the rear-view mirror. By the way, they are equipped with LED turn signals. In general, the exterior of the SUV turned out to be very successful - not a single hint of an extra detail.
Volkswagen Tiguan - Specifications
For the Russian market, the car is equipped with two power plants. Among them is a 1.4-liter gasoline unit, which is paired with a six-speed “mechanics”. This motor is the base for the Volkswagen Tiguan crossover. The technical characteristics of the second engine (turbo diesel) are more advanced. This two-liter unit is gaining a "hundred" in less than 10 seconds. But the first engine is also good. It leads in terms of efficiency - on average, it consumes about 7 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. But also aboutGermans do not forget environmental friendliness. Euro 4 - this is the standard that the first generation of Volkswagen Tiguan crossovers meets. Specifications, as we have seen, really deserve praise. But how affordable is the car for our motorists?
"Volkswagen Tiguan" - equipment and prices
In Russia, several trim levels of this SUV are available, including the Sport and Style, equipped with a 1.4-liter engine (it costs about 900 thousand rubles). For diesel equipment, you will have to pay about 1 million 53 thousand rubles. Now it becomes clear why motorists fell in love with this SUV. Beautiful design, excellent technical characteristics and affordable price - this is the secret of the Volkswagen Tiguan's success.