2021 VW Tiguan 4Motion R-Line – Genuine SUV. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion R-Line – Interior and Exterior. Color: Nightshade Blue Metallic.
Like its predecessors, the new Tiguan is extremely versatile. It is a genuine SUV capable of towing loads of up to 2.5 tonnes – a Volkswagen that can handle every motoring situation with aplomb. This is truer than ever, thanks to the new range of drive, assist and infotainment systems on board the Tiguan.
Volkswagen has also reconfigured and renamed its equipment lines. The next level up from the basic Tiguan model is the Life version, with more comprehensive features. In the next equipment level, the lines fork into the more luxurious Elegance and sportier R-Line models. All versions of the Tiguan come with LED headlights, the proactive occupant protection system in combination with Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist, the new multifunction steering wheel, an infotainment system with an at least 6.5-inch display, and We Connect and We Connect Plus as standard.
The standard features of the Life package include Light Assist (main-beam control), ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), a roof railing or automatic air conditioning system (Climatronic) and 17-inch aluminium wheels. The range-topping Elegance and R-Line lines also share standard details including the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights, the Digital Cockpit featuring digital instruments and a 10-inch screen diagonal, adjustable multi-coloured background lighting and the winter pack including heated steering wheel. The Elegance package also includes an electrically opening and closing boot lid and an anodised Silver roof railing. (All equipment examples apply to the German market and may vary in other countries.)
The other powertrain options also feature an array of sustainable innovations. Take the turbo diesel, for example. The Tiguan’s popular TDI engines will in future be fitted with two SCR catalytic converters in sequence, each with its own AdBlue injection. This facilitates a process known as twin dosing, which enables Volkswagen to significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions compared to the previous model.
The first SCR catalytic converter is located close to the engine so that it reaches its optimum operating temperature shortly after starting, which helps to reduce NOx emissions extremely quickly. Its close-coupled position is also beneficial when driving with low engine loads.
The second SCR catalytic converter is located in the underbody of the vehicle. Since the distance to the engine is greater, the exhaust gas temperature upstream of the second catalytic converter can be as much as 100°C lower. As a result, this SCR catalytic converter works particularly well under heavy loads, for example when driving at higher speeds or towing a trailer. Regardless of the engine’s operating mode, twin dosing ensures that one of the two SCR catalytic converters is always operating in the optimum temperature range. This facilitates extra-efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment, which converts nitrogen oxides into water and harmless nitrogen.