Earlier this morning, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) launched the all-new Tiguan in Malaysia. The new car is locally assembled at the Pekan plant and is priced at RM148,990 for the Comfortline and RM168,990 for the Highline. There is also a RM7,000 early bird discount.
The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s most successful SUV yet, shifting over 2.8 million units globally. Drawing from this, VW says the all-new Tiguan redefines the standards in design, comfort and functionality and will appeal to drivers and their families, as an ideal companion for their day-to-day affairs.
A shortlisted finalist for the World Car of the Year, the all-new Tiguan is also no stranger to winning awards. Since it’s global introduction, it has received numerous accolades, including winning the German Design Awards 2017 as well as the Innovation Award under the prestigious Plus X Award.
“When the first generation Tiguan was introduced in Malaysia in 2008, it was a runaway success for us. The all-new Tiguan is the perfect balance of style and adventure – it truly is a complete package, and together with its competitive pricing, we are confident that the all-new Tiguan will also be well received by the Malaysian market,” said Mr. Erik Winter, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia.
Only one choice of engine is available, with power coming from the familiar 1.4 litre turbocharged motor which makes 150PS and 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm. This is paired to a 6-speed wet-clutch DSG, to give a 8.9 seconds 0-100km/h sprint and a combined fuel efficiency of 6.7 litres/100km, earning the all-new Tiguan an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certification.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Tiguan is longer, wider and lower in height, cutting a striking figure with its distinctive proportions and dynamic design. As standard, you get 18″ “Kingston” design alloys, along with adaptive LED headlights and rear LED tail lamps and an electronic tail gate.
On the inside, you get an assortment of aesthetically pleasing but functional features, such as KESSY keyless entry, leather multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise control as well as Park Assist. There’s “Vienna” leather seat upholstery with a 12-way electric seat for the driver, ambient lighting, height adjustable armrest with rear aircond vents, “Climatronic” air conditioning system with a 3-zone temperature control. Rear passengers will also get to enjoy foldable tables which can be set to four different angles.
The new Tiguan’s infotainment system has been upgraded; now a 12.3″ full colour, high resolution digital display, replacing the traditional instrumentation panel from before. It comes with six different preset themes and modes to tailor to the driver’s requirements – Speed and Gear, Consumption and Range, Efficiency, Navigation and Offroad. Other features include a wide range of connectivity options through a 8″ full colour touchscreen display, while the head unit also supports the rear view camera and complete car menu and infotainment system.
App Connect will now be an optional add on for the Tiguan Highline. App Connect consists of three technologies – Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink, that allows you to bring smart phone apps onto your infotainment system. Available at an introductory price of RM699 for a limited time, App Connect carries a regular retail price of RM1,099.
Standard safety tech includes six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Multi-collision brakes, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) as well as hill-hold control. Recognizing the needs for child safety, the new Tiguan also has anti-pinch power windows and ISOFIX anchorage points for child seats.
Five colours are available – Pure White, Deep Black, Atlantic Blue, Tungsten Silver and Iridium Grey. All Tiguans sold will come with 5 years manufacturer’s warranty and 5 years roadside assistance. Bookings and test drives can be made at all authorized Volkswagen dealerships nationwide.