VW Tiguan Gets New 2.0 TDI Diesels with 150 and 184 HP: Still No Brand New Model

The current generation Tiguan is a bit long in the tooth. Even so, Volkswagen still saw fit to make model upgrades. Why? Because brand new emissions regulations are going to be enforced in Europe this year.
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That's right, the old SUV is going to be sold with al-new 2-liter TDI engines developed for MQB cars. But they probably won't be on sale for more than a year. As you all know, the second-generation Tiguan is coming, and it will be wider yet lighter.

The base unit goes up in power from 140 PS to 150 PS (110 kW). Torque is also up by 20, reaching 340 Nm (250 lb-ft). Depending on the gearbox and number of powered wheels, the fuel consumption is between 5,7 – 5,0 l/100 km combined (50 to 56 mpg UK) while emissions range from 150 to 130 grams.

The higher output 2.0 TDI is also boosted, from 177 to 184 PS (135 kW). Toque torque stays the same, but fuel consumption is reduced from 6 to 5.7 l/100km (47 to 50 mpg UK).

All the other engines in the range already comply with Euro 6 regulations. For example, the Tiguan seems to be popular with the new 1.4 TSI turbo fitted with BlueMotion technology. You can buy that with either 125 and 150 PS.

The updates Tiguans are also worth looking into because they have been equipped with the latest infotainment systems. The outdated systems have been replaced by the Composition Colour and Composition Media, which are shared with the Golf 7.

You can also order App Connect as an option. With this feature, Volkswagen enables integration and use of smartphone apps from the Google and Apple Stores. There is also the option of adding Media Control. This new app-based extension of the infotainment system allows it to be used with a tablet or other device, even by the passengers in the back.
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