Retrospector The 2nd generation of Volkswagen Tiguan.
The car we are meeting today is Volkswagen’s mid-range SUV Tiguan’s second-generation partial change model. Since Tiguan introduced the first generation in Korea in 2008, it has accumulated sales of more than 56,000 units so far, adding its unique practicality and design, reasonable specifications, and German tea premiums. In particular, 11,163 units were sold last year, with one out of every 10 imported SUVs sold in Korea in 2020.
The 2021 Tiguan is the first model released by Volkswagen Korea, which announced its “3A strategy” to popularize the imported car market. The 3A strategy is to make Volkswagen a premium brand where anyone can purchase imported cars (more accessible), reduce total maintenance costs (more affordable), and apply advanced safety equipment and convenience specifications more actively (more advanced). In summary, it is a German car that provides active options at a reasonable price and maintenance cost compared to other companies. But it won’t be easy to catch multiple rabbits at once. I wonder what kind of balance it has in many conflicting areas.
Before the test drive, I looked around the exterior of the car. It is a solid yet concise design that emphasizes straight lines, including radiator grills. The changed LED headlight along with the wider radiator grill stands out, and the IQ LED headlight mounted on the facat GT model is applied.
The bonnet is curved to give it a visually voluminous feeling. The profile looks more stable with 19 inches of wheels (pressage) applied from the existing 18 inches to 2021. The rear part has become larger in width and length and is decorated with a fake dual muffler. The “TIGUAN” lettering placed with the changed Volkswagen brand logo is fresher.
The test drive is a 2.0 TDI 4-motion Prestige, the highest-end specification, with a sales price of 47.1 million won. A sheet of electric and memory functions, a head-up display, and a panorama sunroof were applied.
There is no luxurious feeling about the wireless car key in your hand to get in the car. It is regrettable for me, who has a habit of making small investments in objects held in my hands on a daily basis, such as mobile phones, hand wallets, and writing equipment.
When getting in the car, the door is heavy and disciplined, giving the feeling of getting in the German car. The interior is a design that is in line with the new facade. It is very concise and simple. The feeling of the material used is disappointing, and I think it would have been better if there were more emotional efforts to give a better feeling, even if it was a plastic interior or a sheet made of artificial materials. It is in contrast to the slightly excessive design and luxury of Santa Fe or Sorento, which will be a competitive model among domestic production cars. It seems to depend entirely on the taste of the consumers who choose, but it’s still a little disappointing.
Designs such as steering wheels, analog to digital changed instrument panels, infotainment, displays, and touch air conditioners were shared with facat. I can feel that it was designed focusing on practicality while focusing on family cars. The feeling of openness when riding is very good. However, perhaps because of the design to make the interior as spacious as possible, it does not feel cozy around the passenger. The space in the second row is also easy and foldable, so it will be useful for car camping and camping that are popular these days. Second row seats can also slide. The trunk space is also suitable for car-sized expectations.
When the engine is started, the sound of the 2.0 TDI diesel engine is quiet. In this model, the instrument panel has changed to colorful digital. I am familiar with analog dashboards and rotary design air conditioners. However, when I think about it, the detailed feeling of this car is somewhat familiar and emotional, there are several emotions that I felt in my father’s pony when I was young. This is the case with the red-blue air conditioner and the instrument panel, as well as the dripping interior design. It was a difference between mechanical and touch, but I felt strange that evoked a faint nostalgia.
Put the gear in. The changed gear knob is large and loose. These days, I feel like an old-fashioned car, perhaps I’ve gotten used to the clicking gear knobs. Anyway, let’s run. The new Volkswagen Tiguan combines a seven-speed DSG transmission with a 2.0 TDI engine to produce maximum output of 150 horsepower and maximum torque of 36.7 kg·m.
It is said that the next generation EA 288 Evo engine applying “Twined Technology” reduces nitrogen oxides by about 80% compared to existing engines. These days, when the environment is important, figures alone can give drivers relief.
A head-up display (HUD) is applied to the Prestige trim. In terms of convenience, this exists and does not exist, and the difference is large However, navigation lacks graphic design. Anyway, why don’t we just use the navigation on the mobile phone as a mirroring to lower the price? Using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the “Wireless App Connect” function will also be a way. The front seat has a heating wire function and no ventilation function.
You have to step on the accelerator a little deeper to react as much as the car wants. On the other hand, the ride feels a little light. Should I say it’s a cheerful feeling? There is no lack of strength and acceleration. The engine noise is also restrained, so it would not be awkward to be a gasoline model of gasoline. Cornering in the interchange that entered without slowing down shows accurate skills as if measured with a ruler. I like it because it’s neat.
There was little shaking of the car even at high speed. In the rear, the vehicle access warning light was turned on large on the mirror body, not the side mirror, indicating a clear signal like a cornering blinker. Looking at this, it makes me think that this car is a difference that focuses on practicality. The premium mentioned in the maker will not be luxurious, but practical and basic. Travel assist, which integrates functions such as adaptive cruise control, rain assist, and side assist, which are semi-autonomous driving systems, is very convenient because it is actively involved in driving.안전놀이터
The combined fuel efficiency of the Volkswagen Tiguan general model was 15.5 km/L (4 motions 13.4 km/L), which was excellent, and similar in actual driving. Tiguan is a suitable option for a family-oriented family SUV with solid basics and never-to-get-tired design. The price slightly higher than that of domestic competitors may be resolved by taking advantage of the promotion opportunities. However, I don’t know when it will be, but I wonder what Tiguan’s electric model will feel like.