2015 VW Tiguan receives engine and tech updates

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VW Tiguan

Volkswagen has introduced revised engines and a new infotainment system to its popular Tiguan crossover.

Despite being on sale since 2008, VW hasn't felt the need to release an all-new model, instead incrementally updating this high-riding 'soft roader', which remains a hit with customers.

The latest round of updates are largely focussed under the bonnet, where the Tiguan's diesel engines have been tweaked for greater performance and efficiency. The current 138bhp 2.0-litre unit jumps in power to 147bhp, while the 174bhp variant now develops 181bhp. CO2 emissions have also been improved – though VW is yet to confirm by how much – which should bring reductions in annual tax bills.

The new motors also comply with new 'EU6' emissions standards, meaning they should be cleaner than ever before.

VW Tiguan rear

Inside, passengers are treated to new 'Composition Colour' and 'Composition Media' infotainment systems, which include a large touchscreen display, connectivity for a range of portable devices, as well as an eight-speaker audio system. Sat nav-equipped models will also get VW's 'Guide & Inform' internet package as standard.

Further convenience is provided in the form of App Connect and Media Control, which allow users to seamlessly integrate their Apple or Android smartphones to the Tiguan's media system, and use a tablet to control various navigation functions respectively.