New IQ.LIGHT. Lighting has evolved to the next level, in the form of the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights. Volkswagen first used this headlight system in a similar form in the premium SUV Touareg. Using a matrix of 24 LEDs in each headlight module, different light functions – some of which are interactive – are activated and projected onto the road surface. A further new lighting feature is the “wiping” effect of the LED turn signals, which are integrated into the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights module. The LED tail light clusters have also been revamped from both an aesthetic and a technical point of view. The top version now likewise features a “wiping” turn signal function. A further new addition is the conspicuous switching between the tail lights and brake lights, which warns traffic behind more effectively.
Digitalised air conditioning operation. The new-generation Tiguan Allspace underlines its premium quality with the high-performance three-zone automatic air conditioner Air Care Climatronic with enhanced air filter, controls at the rear and three-zone temperature control. All air conditioning, heating and ventilation functions are operated via a new digitalised module in the centre console. Touch panels take the place of rotary knobs and buttons. The new controls are operated directly and are intuitive and easy to use. All functions are illuminated, and it is clear which controls are linked to which functions. The control panel has an elegant high-gloss black surround. The first of three levels accommodates the direct access buttons for frequently used functions such as seat heating, defrosting the windscreen and air recirculation. The middle level includes the temperature displays and a slider for the blower speed. On the bottom level, there are two sliders for setting the temperature (left- and right-hand sides can be adjusted separately). This clean, tactile design is a prime example of how to make systems clear and intuitive to operate. Also sure to please users is the placement of the two illuminated USB-C ports and a compartment for inductive smartphone charging: both are located underneath the air conditioning module, making them easy to see and use.
Tiguan Allspace as a seven-seater. Thanks to two additional individual seats in the third seat row, the five-seater Tiguan Allspace can optionally become an SUV with space for seven people. Just like the rear seat bench and rear seat backrest in the second row, the individual seats in the third row can simply be folded down as needed or when not in use. Once folded away, they are flush with the luggage compartment floor, creating a level loading area. The generous proportions in the passenger compartment and the luggage capacity remain unchanged thanks to the large wheelbase (2,789 mm).