The Volkswagen Tiguan Business Edition is the German brand’s newest dark horse to the local compact SUV segment. Just launched early this year, it’s one of the vehicles that Volkswagen showcased during the media thanksgiving ceremony in January.
But what does this compact SUV have that separates it from the rest of its segment?
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a mashup of sport and class. Its fascia features the brand’s signature wide horizontal chrome grille. It also has huge Bi-Xenon headlamps that’s adorned with LED daytime running lights for added style and function. The bulky hood also gives it a composed demeanor.
Moreover, the 18-inch ‘New York’ alloy wheels separates the Business Edition from the rest of the Tiguan model range. It suits the car well – with alternating double-single spokes that radiates a sophisticated appeal.
The rear end is also a reminiscent of the whole Volkswagen branding, except that the matte black bumper and dual exhaust pipes adds a little more macho-look. In combination with the high-mount stop lamps, reflectors, chrome fins, and silver roof rails, it completes the package of sportiness that you would look for in a compact SUV.
Inside, it has silver metallic dashboard inserts for added refinement. But what we love about this variant is the Vienna leather that clothes all the seats. It’s soft to touch and has a premium feel that will surely make the driver and passengers comfortable.
The Tiguan Business Edition sports a wide array of high-technology features that will satisfy its owner. Outside, it has dynamic headlight range adjustment with dynamic cornering lights that adjust depending on the road condition and direction of the vehicle. It also has headlamp washers which make sure that your “eyes” can clearly see at night. Lastly, the headlights and wipers are automatic; they already know when they're needed.
When you’re inside, the Tiguan Business Edition will make you comfortable with its Climatronic 2-zone airconditioning system – it automatically adapts to the temperature outside. Additionally, the driver seat can be electronically adjusted 12 ways to make sure that you’re comfortable when driving.
Moreover, the RCD510 Touchscreen head unit has a wide variety of functions, which includes USB and Aux-in connectivity to make sure that you’ll be able to play the music that you want. You’ll be able to enjoy that through 8 clear sounding speakers; perfect for sing along during trips with friends.
Under its hood, the Tiguan Business Edition is powered by a 2.0L Common Rail Turbo Direct Injection diesel engine that can match against other vehicles in its class. It can produce up to 140 hp and has a pulling power of 320 Nm. Fully-loaded or not, this vehicle can easily run at high speeds with ease. It's also within Euro 4 standard, which means its emissions are safe for the environment.
Moreover, the engine is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power to all four wheels. Speaking of that, the Tiguan Business Edition has 4MOTION system – the four wheel drive mode is permanent, but the force is split between the front and rear axle to match specific driving and road conditions. This, plus the dynamic control systems, traction control (ASR), engine drag torque control (MSR) and electronic differential lock (EDL), makes driving on- and off- the road easy.
Safe and secure
The Volkswagen Tiguan Business Edition’s plethora of safety features are one of the things that makes it the dark horse of the local compact SUV segment. First, it has 6 airbags – driver, front passenger, 2 sides, and curtain – that will protect everyone in the car in case of an accident.
Next is its Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) that has driver steering recommendation. The Tiguan detects critical driving situations and applies counter-steering and engine management to achieve maximum directional stability. A pretty cool feature for better drivability even in a harsh environment.
Additionally, the Tiguan detects pedestrians when they get in the car’s way. It will alert the driver to make sure that you’ll be able to avoid them. It also has hill hold control for convenience when driving uphill.
As for its security system, the Tiguan has an advanced anti-theft alarm that can detect breaking in from the doors, liftgate, and even broken windows. It will set off visual and audible alerts for everyone to take notice of.
The Volkswagen Tiguan Business Edition is available with a price tag of P2,426,000. It's a compact SUV that combines power, style, safety features, and smart tech. With that said, you won’t regret choosing this car as your next ride.
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