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Tiguan trivia

 Discover Volkswagen's hottest SUV

More fun than utilitarian. Not something one usually expects from an SUV. But this is the reality of the Tiguan - Volkswagen's popular SUV. And while versatility is also expected, power - the kind you get from a sports car, is a definite plus point. 

That is the case with the Tiguan Allspace R-Line, which comes with a 2.0L TSI turbo-charged engine, and 220 horses to play with. Then there's also the 4Motion all-wheel drive system, for navigation on all types of road conditions.

Then there's the matter of space, which the Tiguan Allspace family has plenty of. Be it the top-of-the-range R-Line, or the 1.4L TSI Highline, there's plenty of room for a full load, or seven occupants - depending on what the occasion calls for.

Now if these reasons aren't enough to convince you, there's more below.

1. All in the numbers: 6 million units sold globally

Since the Tiguan made its debut in 2007, global demand has continued to soar - and from an annual production of 120,000 units to almost 911,000 units in 2019.


2. Part of an elite group of SUVs

The Tiguan is one of the top three most popular SUVs in the world and is available for purchase in 80 percent of all countries on earth, including here in Malaysia.

3. Top spot for the Tiguan in 2019

With a total of 910,926 units produced around the world, the Tiguan claimed the crown as the best-selling Volkswagen model in 2019 - and the best-selling car for the Volkswagen Group. It is also the most successful SUV in Europe right now.


4. Jungle creature

Next to the Golf, the Tiguan is the only other Volkswagen model with ties to the animal world. The name is a cross between the German words 'tiger' and 'leguan', or tiger and iguana.

5. One is born every 35 seconds …

Last year, a brand-new Tiguan rolled off the production line every 35 seconds in one of Volkswagen's factories in Germany, Russia, China and Mexico. That's 2,495 units a day in four time zones across three continents. And here's the best bit, the Tiguan you're driving here? It is assembled at the Volkswagen Pekan plant in Malaysia.


Watch the Tiguan production at Pekan below.




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