Volkswagen has boosted the engine range on its new Tiguan with a 240hp turbo diesel and a 180hp turbo petrol unit, which will be available exclusively on its top-level models.
The 2.0-litre BiTDI twin-turbo diesel engine is the same unit fitted in versions of the Passat. Available only with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and driving through a seven-speed DSG double-clutch automatic gearbox, it is claimed to accelerate from rest to 62mph in 6.5 seconds.
The 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine is already widely across various models in the wider Volkswagen Group. In the Tiguan, it is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. Both versions feature 4MOTION all-wheel drive and claim a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds.
The Tiguan is one of the safest mid-size crossovers on the market, scoring five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests earlier this year.
The new engine additions are only being offered in either SEL or R-Line specification. They are available to order now, with pricing ranging from £30,540 to £38,640 on-road.