Did you know that Volkswagen makes the fastest shifting transmission in the world? Or that we’re the ? rst
to make clean diesel available in all 50 states? Or that we’re the ? rst and only ones to offer eight airbags in
a compact car? How about that right now, the VW forest is growing in Mississippi thanks to the Volkswagen
Carbon Neutral Project — The ? rst U.S. carbon offsetting program initiated by a car manufacturer?
There may be a lot you don’t know about Volkswagen. And that’s okay. In the pages to come, you’ll meet
our latest innovation — the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The people want to play.
But they want to play nice.
The Tiguan is the ? rst Compact SUV from Volkswagen. It also was
named Europe’s SUV of the Year by Auto Bild. * It’s designed with the
belief that you only need as much SUV as you need. Just enough to
get you and your stuff to the playground. Whether that playground
is at the corner park, or Rocky Mountain National Park. Everything
you need, nothing you don’t.
The people want GPS.
Except for the people who
work at the map store.
Tiguan features a state-of-the-art touch screen
navigation system that combines a sophisticated
radio with a precise touch screen navigation system
and easy-to-use map views through its 6.5-inch
high-resolution wide screen display. Its 30-GB hard
drive can store map data and audio ? les that can be
brought into the device via the optical drive or SD
card slot. The optical drive is capable of reading CD,
DVD and DVD audio formats. In conjunction with
the media device interface (MDI), the system can
interface with any MP3 device or USB stick. And the
display screen doubles as a backup cam, so you can
view everything over your shoulder without ever
looking over your shoulder. It even offers available
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with over 130 channels, plus
SIRIUS® Traf? c service that streams real-time traf? c
data into the navigation system.
SUV or racecar?
Depends on who you ask.
Tiguan is out? tted with a 2.0L turbocharged direct injection engine
that’s the next generation of the one found in our famously fast GTI,
named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines three times in a row. With 200 hp
and 207 lb/ft of torque, the Tiguan is the ? rst ever Compact SUV that
feels kinda like a racecar.
Direct injection technology also makes the Tiguan ultra ef? cient by
aiding in fuel economy, emissions control, and responsiveness all
at the same time. Pumping fuel directly into the combustion chamber
equals less waste and less lag time. That means lower emissions,
higher MPG (26 hwy)*, and more power. It’s a win, win, win scenario.