Slightly tougher medium SUV focuses on adventure appeal
Volkswagen has revealed the Tiguan Offroad at the Moscow motor show, with a tougher look and (slightly) improved rough-road credentials.
The new variant features a redesigned front bumper increasing the ramp angle from 16 to 24 degrees, along with styling and specification enchantments.
As would be expected, the Tiguan Offroad comes standard with Volkswagen's 4Motion four-wheel-drive with Active Control and driving mode selection. Drivers are able to choose between 'On-road', 'Off-road' and 'Snow' modes.
Additional styling enhancements include a bumper middle section in matte silver with black chrome trim strips, black roof rails, black exterior mirror covers, black 18-inch Sebring alloy wheels and door trim components with an off-road look.
The unique front bumper also incorporates an engine skid plate, designed to stop key components sustaining damage during off-road use.
Inside, the Tiguan Offroad features a leather steering wheel and gear knob, aluminium decorative inserts, along with pedals and foot rests in stainless steel, and special rubber floor mats.
Finally, the Tiguan gains 'offroad' badges on the B-pillar, as well as unique 'offroad' door sills.
The Tiguan Offroad will be exclusively available with 4Motion and a DSG transmission, and will be offered with the same engine options as the wider Tiguan range in Europe.
The specifications of the Tiguan Offroad largely mirror the limited edition Tiguan Adventure launched in Australia last year.
We have contacted Volkswagen Australia for comment on whether the Tiguan Offroad will make it here.