The Tiguan features a new engine – a 1.6-litre, 115 PS TDI unit, replacing the 2.0-litre TDI with the same power in the entry-level S trim. This 1,598 cc, 280 Nm engine achieves a WLTP-certified 48.1 mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting 128 g/km CO2 (NEDC), and represents the most affordable diesel offering in the Tiguan range, at £26,515 RRP OTR.
A set of optional LED headlights is also now available for the Tiguan S and Match, enhancing the front end of the car compared with the halogen-equipped standard S and Match. As with other S and Match trims, the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace are now provided with a standard-fit VW Connect Dongle.
With a dynamic and elegant appearance, the Arteon fastback is a highly distinctive choice for executives. There are some interesting interior technology tweaks too. For a start, the Arteon’s infotainment moves to the latest MIB Generation 3, as well as the second-generation Active Info Display and wireless App Connect. These features are also seen on the just-launched Passat. The Arteon has also been given a third, entry-level SE trim, offering an alternative to the existing luxurious Elegance and sportier R-Line setups. The latter two trim levels receive Discover Navigation Pro as standard equipment.
The Touareg, meanwhile, gains Volkswagen’s new Park Assist Professional system, which combines Area View with Park Assist for the easiest assisted parking experience anywhere in the Volkswagen range. A new optional Air suspension with automatic self-levelling suspension, height adjustment and electronic shock absorption control will also be offered on all trim levels of the Touareg.
Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “Model-year updates are commonplace across the industry, but it’s uncommon for such a comprehensive raft of changes to all come at once.”
“From adding a value-focused new trim level to the Arteon, to a sporting specialist exhaust system on the Golf GTI TCR, Model Year 2020 for Volkswagen represents great design, a focus on quality and, above all else, notable value.”