An updated Volkswagen Tiguan, featuring revised engine options and new infotainment units, has been detailed in Europe.
Under the bonnet, the revised Tiguan will be available with two upgraded diesel engines. A 110kW version of the company’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel replaces the current 103kW edition. Similarly a 135kW unit succeeds the 130kW engine used in the current range.
Fuel economy is said to be improved by around 0.6L/100km under the EU fuel cycle. The 110kW motor is said to drink between 5.0 and 5.7L/100km, while the 135kW engine is rated at 5.7L/100km.
The only diesel option currently offered in Australia-bound Tiguans is the 130kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder.
On the inside, the revised car is available with three new-to-the-Tiguan touchscreen infotainment systems: Composition Colour, Composition Media and Discover Media.
The Discover system can be optioned with navigation, while the both the Composition Media and Discover Media units can specified with smartphone app integration.
This update is focussed entirely on the drivetrain and infotainment packages, as such there seem to be no external styling changes to visually distinguish the updated Tiguan. The Tiguan, which was launched back in 2007, received its last major visual update in 2011.
Volkswagen Australia has informed CarAdvice that the revisions to the Tiguan will not flow through to Australian models.
The company’s general manager of communications, Karl Gehling, said: “We updated the Tiguan late last year with the 130TDI engine as part of a revised range. There are no plans to make any changes to the current range.”
It is understood a new generation version of the Tiguan will be launched at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September, but Gehling had no comment on whether that will happen or not.