All-New 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Tested For Over 200,000 km On Malaysian Roads

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All-New 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Tested For Over 200,000 km On Malaysian Roads

The upcoming launch of the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI in Malaysia is a culmination of more nearly one and a half years of preparation, which included upgrading the assembler Volkswagen Group Malaysia’s vehicle assembly facility in Pekan, Pahang to cope with the all-new MQB platform Tiguan (and the recently launched all-new Passat B8) as well completing an extensive durability testing on Malaysian roads.

When asked about assurances on the durability of the all-new second generation Volkswagen Tiguan in our punishing local driving conditions, Mr. Erik Winter, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) revealed that since last year, several pre-production Volkswagen Tiguans have already been produced at Pekan, and that these early so-called pre-production endurance test cars have been subjected to real-world testing in all sorts of driving conditions that typical Malaysians face every day.

“These pre-production cars are being driven on Malaysian roads for quite a long period, in different driving conditions, different surfaces, to ensure that it is ready for the Malaysian market. As confirmed by some of you (Carlist.my: Funtasticko.net to be exact) who already captured spyshots of the Tiguan driving around, these are the pre-production cars. There are a couple of them and all together they have driven between 200,000 and 250,000 km in Malaysia, to make sure that the fits the Malaysian driving environment,” said Erik.

The all-new Tiguan is expected to be launched in early-April, with an estimated pricing of RM149,000 for Comfortline and RM169,000 for the Highline. Both variants are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI (no more Twincharge supercharger and turbocharger combo) paired to a 6-speed wet-type dual clutch DSG transmission.

There is an early-bird discount of RM7,000 for customers who book their Tiguan within this pre-launch period.

Like all Volkswagen models sold since September 2016, the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan is covered by a 5-year manufacturer-backed warranty.

More on the specs, features, and differences between the Highline and Comfortline variants here.



Hans

Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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