Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New Volkswagen Tiguan launched in Malaysia - Two Variants, the Comfortline & Highline - Priced from RM148,990 onwards


Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has officially launched its stylish new SUV, the all-new Tiguan. Locally assembled in Pekan, the all-new Tiguan is priced at RM­148,990 for the Comfortline and RM168,990 for the Highline. 


The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s most successful SUV, and to date, 2.8 million units of the Tiguan have been sold globally.  A shortlisted finalist for the World Car of the Year, the all-new Tiguan is also no stranger to scoring awards. Since its global introduction, it had received numerous accolades, including winning the German Design Awards 2017, and the Innovation Award under the prestigious Plus X Award. It is also a 5 Star Euro NCAP rating too. 


VPCM is offering the App Connect function as an option for the Tiguan Highline at an introductory price of RM699 for a limited time. App Connect consists of three technologies that allows you to bring smart phones apps onto your infotainment system and is supported by Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink. The original retail price for App Connect is RM1,099. 

Aside from that, there is also an early bird rebate of RM7,000. So if you book the new Tiguan before 31st April 2017, you will save some of your moolah. 

We found it to be typically Volkswagen. This means that it is well designed, well equipped and it drives well. We personally like the new wet clutch DSG transmission offered too. It is a more robust (and to our opinion) a better dual clutch gearbox than the previous 7 speed offered in the last Tiguan 1.4. Everything is better in the new Tiguan. The styling is modern and tougher looking compared to the earlier one.

We also have to state that the pricing is pretty competitive too. Not the most affordable in the market, but considering the level of equipment, the fun to be had and the 5 year warranty too.

Anyway, we have tested the new Tiguan 1.4 TSI. If you're interested, you can click here to read it

 Note: There will be a nationwide dealer open house at all authorised Volkswagen dealers this weekend, 7 - 9 April 2017. This open house will feature and highlight the Tiguan. 


There will be a variety of activities for the entire family , even for the little ones. There will also be food and the Tiguans for test drive. 

Scenes from the launch:-




PRESS RELEASE
The all-new Tiguan officially launches in Malaysia
L to R - Roland Ooi, Sales and Marketing Director, Erik Winter, Managing Director, Florian Steiner, Managing Director and Deenan Nadar, Aftersales Director. 


Kuala Lumpur, 5 April 2017 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Malaysia (VPCM) today officially launched its stylish new SUV, the

all-new Tiguan. Locally assembled in Pekan, the all-new Tiguan is

priced at RM148,990 for the Comfortline and RM168,990 for the

Highline.

The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s most successful SUV, and to date, 2.8

million units of the Tiguan have been sold globally. Drawing from

this success, the all-new Tiguan has redefined new standards in

design, comfort and functionality. Perfectly thought out from the

first to the last millimetre, spacious and flexible – the all-new

Tiguan appeals to drivers and their families as an ideal companion

for their everyday business and personal lives as a genuine all-

round vehicle.


A shortlisted finalist for the World Car of the Year, the all-new

Tiguan is also no stranger to scoring awards. Since its global

introduction, it had received numerous accolades, including

winning the German Design Awards 2017, and 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.

VPCM is offering the App Connect function as an option for the

Tiguan Highline at an introductory price of RM699 for a limited

time. App Connect consists of three technologies that allows you

to bring smart phones apps onto your infotainment system and is

supported by Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink. The

original retail price for App Connect is RM1,099.

The all-new Tiguan Highline

Engine and Performance

The all-new Tiguan combines a 1.4L turbocharged direct injection TSI

engine with a 6-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) to give an

impressive output of 150PS and a torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to

3,500rpm.

It boasts an impressive acceleration of 8.9 seconds from 0 to 100kph,

with a fuel consumption reading of approximately 6.7l/100 km.* This

impressive fuel consumption level also earned the all-new Tiguan an

Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certification.

Enhanced entertainment features

The all-new Tiguan’s infotainment system gives drivers diverse

connectivity options and easy navigation. The interactive and

customisable Active Info Display system comes with a 12.3” full color

high resolution thin-film transistor (TFT), completely digital instrument

cluster replaces the traditional instrumentation panel.

There is a preset of six different themes and different modes tailored to

the driver’s personal needs – Classic, Speed and Gear, Consumption

and Range, Efficiency, Navigation and Offroad.

Other features include a wide range of connectivity options through an 8”

full color touchscreen display, while the head unit also supports the rear

view camera and complete car menu and infotainment system.

Safety Features

The all-new Tiguan is equipped with key safety features such as 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 need for child safety, the all-new Tiguan also comes

with anti-pinch power windows and ISOFIX anchorage point for child

seats.

Interior

An assortment of aesthetic and functional features are available in the

all-new Tiguan, such as a KESSY keyless entry, leather multi-function

steering wheel with paddle shifters for easy manoeuvring, auto-dimming

rear view mirror, cruise control, and Park Assist.

The all-new Tiguan is furnished with ‘Vienna’ leather seat upholstery,

height adjustable armrest with rear aircond vents, 12-way driver electric

seat and “Climatronic” air conditioning system with 3-zone temperature

control for the comfort of all passengers. Rear passengers also enjoy the

convenience of foldable tables that can be set to four different angles.

The all-new Tiguan is also equipped with ambient lighting that illuminates

the door lining and side steps for better clarity.

Exterior

Longer, wider and lower in height compared to its predecessor, the all-

new Tiguan cuts a striking figure with its distinctive proportions and

dynamic design. The all-new Tiguan comes fitted with 18-inch “Kingston”

alloy wheels, and adaptive LED headlights and rear LED tail lamps. This

feature enhances the drivers’ visibility in all-weather conditions. For

convenience, the Tiguan also comes with electric tailgate.

Peace of mind

The all-new Tiguan comes with 5 years’ manufacturer’s warranty and 5

years’ roadside assistance.

Colours

Five colours are available – Pure White, Deep Black, Atlantic Blue,

Tungsten Silver and Indium Grey.

Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorized

Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, please visit

www.volkswagen.com.my

*Fuel consumption figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions, and may

not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in real world driving conditions.

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