The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most successful models in the world, with more than 7.6 million units sold since its debut in 2007. The compact SUV combines European flair, crisp handling, and versatile space in a stylish and modern package. For 2024, the VW Tiguan has been completely redesigned and improved in all areas, making it more attractive, efficient, and innovative than ever before.
In this article, we will explore the new features and benefits of the 2024 Tiguan and why it is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a sharp and spacious SUV with a modern design and a turbocharged engine.
New Hybrid Drives for More Efficiency and Range
One of the most significant changes in the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan is the introduction of new hybrid drives that make the SUV more efficient and eco-friendly. The Tiguan offers two new 48 V mild hybrid drives with 130 PS (96 kW) and 150 PS (110 kW) of power, respectively. These engines use a belt-driven starter generator and a lithium-ion battery to recover and store energy during braking and coasting and to assist the engine during acceleration. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions and improves the powertrain's responsiveness and smoothness.
The 2024 VW Tiguan also offers two new plug-in hybrid drives with 204 PS (150 kW) and 245 PS (180 kW) of power, respectively. These engines have a 13 kWh battery that can be charged externally or by the engine, providing an all-electric range of around 100 km. This means that the Tiguan can drive emission-free in urban areas and also benefit from the DC quick-charging function that can recharge the battery by up to 80% in about 30 minutes. The plug-in hybrid drives also have an e-Mode that allows the driver to select the electric drive manually and a GTE mode that combines the engine's power and the electric motor for maximum performance.
The new hybrid drives are not only more efficient and eco-friendly but also more fun to drive. The Tiguan delivers a turbocharged performance with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce up to 230 PS (169 kW) of power and 350 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and quickly and can also be controlled manually by the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Tiguan also offers a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that distributes the power between the front and rear wheels as needed and provides more traction and stability in different road conditions.
New Design for More Style and Aerodynamics
The 2024 Tiguan has a new design that is more stylish and aerodynamic than the previous generation. The Tiguan has a higher and more powerful-looking front end, with a glass-covered horizontal bar that replaces the traditional radiator grille, and integrates an optional LED strip that connects the standard LED headlights. The Tiguan also offers the new IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights that have 38,400 multi-pixel LEDs that can adapt to the traffic and the environment and provide optimal illumination without dazzling other road users.
The Tiguan has a clean and dynamic silhouette, with athletic shoulder sections above the wheel housings and wheels up to 20 inches in size. The Tiguan also has a new rear end that emphasizes the width of the SUV, with a horizontal LED strip between the tail light clusters and a roof spoiler that improves the aerodynamics. The Tiguan has a drag coefficient of 0.28, which is an improvement from the previous 0.33 and contributes to fuel efficiency and driving comfort.
The Tiguan also offers an R-Line Black package that adds more sportiness and elegance to the SUV. The package includes black exterior elements such as the roof rails, the mirror caps, the window frames, the front and rear bumpers, and the wheel arch extensions. The package also includes 20-inch black alloy wheels, R-Line badges, and darkened rear windows.
New Cockpit for More Intuitiveness and Connectivity
The 2024 Tiguan has a new cockpit that is more intuitive and connected than ever before. The Tiguan has a digital and interactive dashboard that consists of the new Digital Cockpit, the large infotainment screen, the new head-up display, and the new multifunction driving experience switch.
The new Digital Cockpit is a digital instrument cluster that has a 12.9-inch display with an anti-reflective coating and can show various information and settings in a clear and customizable way. The driver can choose from different view modes that suit their preferences and needs, such as the Classic, the Sport, the Navigation, and the Assist modes. The voice command or the touch-sensitive steering wheel can also control the Digital Cockpit.
The large infotainment screen is the central control unit of the VW Tiguan and has a 15-inch display with a completely new menu structure and graphics. The infotainment system has the latest modular infotainment matrix (MIB4) that provides more digital services and apps on board, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, online navigation, online radio, and online traffic information. The voice command or the touch-sensitive steering wheel can also control the infotainment system.
The new head-up display is a projection system that shows important information on the windscreen, such as the speed, the navigation directions, the traffic signs, and the driver assistance systems. The head-up display helps the driver keep their eyes on the road and avoid distractions and fatigue.
The new multifunction driving experience switch is a rotary knob with an integrated OLED display that allows the driver to select different driving modes and settings for the Tiguan, such as the Eco, the Comfort, the Sport, and the Individual modes. The switch also has a touch-sensitive surface that can adjust the volume, the air conditioning, and the seat heating.