Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover vehicle using the PQ35 platform of the Volkswagen Golf. Each two-line element Tiguan room and four-cylinder engines. Tiguan debuted as a prototype in November 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show and in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007. Manufacturing began in the winter from 2007 to 5000 2001-2009 Volkswagen Wolfsburg subsidiary cars and continue on the future plans of the company’s standard contract, also in Wolfsburg.
From 2011, Tiguan over 700,000 have been sold worldwide since September 2007 and increased sales in Europe, Russia, USA, China, Brazil and Australia. Tiguan gave a rating of five stars. Tiguan name, pronounced TEE-Gwan, is a contradiction of the German words Tiger and Leguan and winner of the naming contest and the German car magazine Autobild editor domain names that also includes Namib, Rockton, Liger, Samun and Nanuk.
Tiguan offers worldwide in several trim levels. In the U.S., trim levels include S, SE and SEL. In the UK, trim levels are S, Match, Sport and Escape. In Canada, the equipment levels are Trendline, Comfortline and Highline and Highline and optional Sport Package. In other markets, trim levels Trend & Fun, Sport and Style, and track and field. European markets received R-Line trim levels from 2010.
Trend & Fun specification provides maximum angle of attack of 18 degrees. Features include six airbags, ESP, Trailer Stability Program integrated with the ESP, Isofix child seat in the back seat and an electronic parking brake with Auto-Hold function, RCD 210 radio with integrated CD player, air conditioning semi control system, four electric windows, adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, trip computer, RF remote control of central locking and various storage compartments and bins.
Sport & Style offers additional features including 17-inch wheels, chrome roof bars, chrome strips on the bumper in the front and around the part that covers the window, Tinted windows, sports seats with lumbar support height adjustable center console with folding and height adjustable armrest, folding front passenger seat, drawers under the front seats, folding table and storage pockets on the backs of the front seats, leather for steering wheel, gear shift lever and shift boot gear, cloth seats with Alcantara accents, cruise control system and the indicator of tire pressure.
Volkswagen Tiguan China
Tiguan import version appeared in the Chinese market in 2009 and locally built version debuted at the Guangzhou 2009. Chinese-built Tiguan uses 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI, and reformed front facia. At the same time the import Tiguan is still sold in China, which has the 2.0TSI kit and R-Line as outstanding. design based on the import model is the same as the international one. For different locally built and import models, Shanghai-VW Tiguan is given a Chinese name, and imports has the original letter name.
July 17, 2010, the general manager of Shanghai Volkswagen, as well as head of public relations for the company and two other company executives, died on a company-owned VW Tiguan in the high accident rate. According to Chinese media, Shanghai VW General Manager Liu Jian and PR chief Zeng Jialin, along with other actors both, traveling at 220 kmh too horizons highway 110 km / h when the Tiguan hit a truck and fire.
Volkswagen Tiguan HyMotion
In 2007 Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai, China, Volkswagen showed the Tiguan HyMotion research is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. fuel cell produces an output power of 80 kW electric motor has 100 kW. These figures Tiguan HY.MOTION top speed of 150 km per hour and acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 14 seconds. Lithium ion battery has a capacity of 6.8 ampere-hours and is the storage system power supply. Output power lithium-ion battery is 22 kW. Battery Charging foot recovers energy or hydrogen fuel cell.