→ The crossover compact SUV is one of Volkswagen’s global best sellers and biggest successes
→ Success testament to affordable innovative German engineering, cutting-edge technology and striking design
→ The second generation Tiguan has been a regional best seller following its market introduction in 2016
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24th November 2019) – Volkswagen Middle East is celebrating the third anniversary of the Tiguan entering the regional market this month, with the model now recognized as one of the global and regional best sellers for the brand.
First released into the Middle East market in October 2016, the crossover compact SUV is one of the biggest successes for Volkswagen, with 4 million customers worldwide in over 170 countries. The second generation Tiguan has also been a regional best seller and a serious contender to other models.
The success of the Tiguan highlights the demand for quality German engineering at affordable prices. The second generation Tiguan was released into the market as the first Volkswagen SUV to be built on the state-of-the-art MQB platform and includes the latest technology innovations such as App Connect, which allows the driver to connect their mobile phone to the infotainment touch screen. This smart SUV also showcases a sophisticated design and total passenger comfort, making it an instant hit with customers. As one of the most advanced compact SUVs, the Tiguan presents a redefined and striking design, spacious interior, along with cutting-edge safety and technology features, including the Active Info Display, Adaptive Cruise Control, 4MOTION, DSG transmission, and further enhanced technological features.
Commenting on this distinctive model, Victor Dalmau, Managing Director for Volkswagen Middle East, said: “We are extremely proud of the Tiguan model both globally and regionally. It set new standards in terms of technology, design, comfort, functionality, and high standard German engeneering, and the proof is in the impressive sales results. We are celebrating this regional milestone for the Tiguan and we look forward to continue exceeding customer’s expectations for this model.”
The impressive and innovative features enhance the vehicle’s safety, convenience, infotainment and dynamism. To make the driver’s experience effortless and safe, the Tiguan showcases Area View 360 which provides support to the driver in almost every driving situation. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which adapts the vehicle’s speed to the vehicle driving ahead to the maximum speed selected and maintains the distance set by the driver. The 4Motion Active Control allows the driver to choose from four custom designed driving profiles for both on-road and off-road which enhances drivability in various weather conditions. The Tiguan also offers a Driver Alert System which identifies failing concentration on behalf of the driver and provides an acoustic warning with an optical indication recommending the driver to take a break.
From a design perspective, the Tiguan is usually described as a seamless work of art, with clean lines and dynamic proportions forming an ideal SUV identity. The proportions were designed to make the SUV feel even more solid, progressive and powerful. The perfect balance between the clear lines and angles manage to achieve a successful mix of strength and sporty flair. The interiors are coordinated to ensure a harmonious atmosphere, allowing passengers to feel comfortable and secure while in the car.
Earlier this year, Volkswagen unveiled the special Black Style Edition Package of the Tiguan. Ordered exclusively with the R-Line edition, this package offers fashionable and sophisticated black features which make the compact SUV even more sporty and dynamic-looking. The model includes R-Line trims, black exterior mirror housings, black roof rail, R-style bumpers, headlight frames in high-gloss black and 20” Suzuka black alloy wheels.