Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has begun teasing the arrival of the new Tiguan on its official website. The Tiguan will later be joined by the facelifted Beetle as well as other limited edition models this year.
Based on the information gathered from the site, the Tiguan will be powered by a TSI engine paired with a six-speed wet dual-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). That should point towards 1.4 litre unit with 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque that drives the front wheels.
In other markets, the Tiguan is offered in three trim levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – though it remains to be seen what Malaysians will receive. However, the site states that LED headlamps (with DRLs) are a definite item, and previous spyshots also show front fog lamps and up to 18-inch wheels are available too.
As for the interior, the equipment list includes triple-zone climate control (driver, front passenger and back seat passengers) and Active Info Display (like on the B8 Passat) will be made available. An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display could also find its way into upper trim levels.
VPCM only listed Park Assist as one of the driver assistance system found in the Tiguan on its site. The system actively helps drivers to 90-degree park, reverse park and get in and out of a parallel park. If the Passat was any indication, the Tiguan’s safety kit will likely include a respectable airbag count as well.
It is also much larger than its predecessor, being 60 mm longer, 30 mm wider and having a 77 mm longer wheelbase, but the increase in dimensions hasn’t brought about a weight penalty – the new car is actually more than 50 kg lighter than before.