Volkswagen Tiago – SUV users in Latin America can enjoy a compact SUV under the Volkswagen umbrella called the Novus. Now the German brand has worked to adapt that model to European tastes. However, it has turned this model into a car that drivers in our region will want to drive. As a result, the Volkswagen Tiago is ready to be marketed in Europe, and it will be the Volkswagen plant in Navarra that will be responsible for manufacturing it.
The Volkswagen Tiago is built on the MQB modular platform, which also serves as the basis for the Polo and T-Cross. This model reaches 4 266 mm, a width of 1,757 mm and a height of 1,494 mm. At the front, the LED headlights stand out, which incorporates as standard. Furthermore, the Matrix LED IQ in the Style and R-Line trim levels. Headlights integrate with the LED daytime running lights and offer a beautiful light signature, complemented by an LED strip in the central part of the grille.
Other changes that this European version of the Novus receives are the bumper and the grille design. Both play with the presence and image of the car. On the sides, we find some sharp lines and the wheel arches have grown to increase the appearance of robustness. At the rear, the spoiler has also modifies to be more functional and offer less drag.
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The wheels are available in a size that ranges between 16 and 18 inches, depending on the level of equipment chosen. Another of its features to highlight is the size of the trunk. Despite its coupé lines, it reaches a capacity of 438 litres, a figure more than enough for daily use.
The Volkswagen Tiago will be available with three gasoline engines. The first is a 1.0 TSI block that provides 95 hp, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. As a result, it reaches a top speed of 183 km/h. The same engine follows this, but with 110 hp and a 6-position manual gearbox, although it also backs with a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The topmost of the range uses a 1.5 TSI engine that gives the model power of 150 hp, which allows it to reach a maximum speed of 212 km/h.
Personalization And Options
Options for the Volkswagen Tiago include two plain colors, five metallic paints and one pearlescent. You can also choose a Digital Cockpit with a 10.25-inch screen, a premium sound system and other possibilities that improve the model’s offer. Unfortunately, we do not yet know the final price, but we know that production will begin shortly in Navarra, and the first units will be available in our country in 2022.
It is among other elements, 16-inch light-alloy wheels, black longitudinal roof bars, LED headlights with daytime running lights. LED rear light clusters, darkened rear windows, chrome package, height-adjustable front seats, floor trunk adjustable in two heights, gear lever knob in leather, front center armrest with length adjustment. Storage compartment, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with height and depth adjustment, multiple airbags (front, side and curtain) and airbag central. Fog lights and static cornering light, emergency call service and tire pressure sensor.
We also find 2 USB Type-C interfaces at the front and USB Type-C charging connectors at the rear, automatic lighting, Coming Home light function and Leaving Home function. App-Connect with Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, Travel Assist driving assistant and Lane Assist lane departure warning assistant, Front Assist emergency braking assistant. Finally, Air Care Climatronic climate control with two-zone temperature regulation, hill start assistant, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter. Luggage compartment lighting, DAB+ digital radio receiver, interior rearview mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function, electrically adjustable and folding exterior mirrors and heated and front and rear parking sensors.
The sportier finish adds Matrix LED IQ. Light headlights with LED daytime running lights, R-Line exterior package, comfort sports front seats, R-Line fabric upholstery, brushed stainless steel pedals, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro instrument panel and driver profile selection.
The Exterior Design Of The Volkswagen Tiago
The Volkswagen Tiago has 4.26 meters long by 1.75 meters wide and 1.49 meters high. It is built under the MQB A0 platform, and in the front view, we find LED headlights complemented by a black radiator grille. Chrome details are present on the bumper. On the side are 16- to 18-inch wheels, and the car comes in eight colors, including smooth, pearlescent and metallic tones.
Interior Of The Volkswagen Tiago
Let’s go into the passenger compartment of the Volkswagen Tiago. First, we find that it has a screen of up to 9.2 inches at a technological level. Moreover, it is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android, complemented by a one hundred per cent digital instrument panel that provides information.
Volkswagen Tiago Engines
At the mechanical level, the Volkswagen Tiago has three gasoline options. Therefore, there will be no diesel or electrified versions at the moment. Instead, the range comes with a 1.0 TSI engine that can deliver 95 and 110 horsepower. The first option is associated only with a five-speed manual transmission, and the second with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission. Finally, a 150 hp 1.5 TSI engine is associated with a seven-speed DSG.
Equipment Of The Volkswagen Tiago
The Volkswagen Tiago is available with Tiago, Life, Style and R-Line finishes. The first includes, among other elements, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, LED headlights, Digital Cockpit and electrically adjustable mirrors. The Life finish adds a front armrest with USB-C socket, multifunction leather steering wheel, electrically folding exterior mirrors with heating function, longitudinal roof bar in the black. In addition, chrome-look front crossbar, projection of the logo on the exterior mirrors and 16-inch light-alloy wheels.
The Style finish adds Matrix LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, heated front seats, an 8-inch central screen. Moving forward, seat upholstery with the reference “Level/Uni Titanium Black”. Finally, the top of the range, the R-Line, includes sports-style bumpers, a black upholstered roof, seats upholstered in sports material.
Volkswagen is one of the most famous and biggest automotive brands globally. It owns a large number of brands. Tiago is one of the segments which is economical with better features. Economical with the best features is the need of everyone.