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New VW Tiguan Is The All-Wheel Drive Car Of The Year 2016 +VIDEO

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WOLFSBURG - April 15 2016: Readers of Auto Bild Allrad, Europe's largest magazine for off-road vehicles, have named the new Tiguan "All-wheel Car of the Year". The successful compact SUV from Volkswagen received the award in the category "Off-road vehicle and SUV up to 30,000 Euro". Since its market launch in 2007, the Tiguan has now won the coveted title of "All- wheel Car of the Year" five times.

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For many years, the Tiguan has been an important pillar of the Volkswagen product line-up. Since 2007, more than 2.8 million have been sold in over 170 markets worldwide, making the popular compact SUV into a best-seller. With the new Tiguan, Volkswagen intends to continue the success. The new design is now even more elegant, with a design radiating both power and confidence. At the same time, the interioris more generous compared with the predecessor and the infotainment offering has been extended.

The new Tiguan shines with a new range of eight engines from 115 PS/85 kW up to 240 PS/176 kW* – all more powerful and more economical than their predecessors – including four standard engines equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Several pioneering safety and assistance systems are available on the new Tiguan. They include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and an integrated Pedestrian Monitoring; Lane Assist, a proactive occupant protection; and an active bonnet to protect pedestrians and cyclists. But the many minor details all pursue the aim of making driving and travelling more pleasurable. Finally, there is also a new optional range of ergo Active seats, a lowered load sill and an "Easy Open and Close" system which makes loading and unloading much easier.

*Tiguan 2.0 TDI SCR BMT (110 kW/150 PS) fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.6 – 4.7 (combined), CO2 emission in g/km: 147 - 123 (combined); efficiency class: B – A

*Tiguan 2.0 TDI SCR 4Motion BMT (140 kW/190 PS) fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.7 (combined), CO2 emission in g/km: 149; efficiency class: B

Tiguan 2.0 TSI 4Motion BMT (132 kW/180 PS) fuel consumption in l/100km: 7.3 (combined), CO2 emission in g/km: 168; efficiency class: D