Wolfsburg, 29 December 2017
The perfect trio
Nobody gets past easily: Golf, Tiguan, and Touran
It is a great feeling to stand on the top of the podium. Glory and honour are certain. And, we can presume that the other competitors are slightly envious. The most important thing is to stick at it and only be happy with being the best – and, to continue to improve. That can be said of Volkswagen's successful models: Golf, Tiguan and Touran.
Golf setting new standards in its class
Our bestseller, the Golf, can celebrate another exciting year. As early as February, an extensive technology update in the seventh generation brought new impulses to the market. One example is the fully digital Active Info Display – a premium feature that celebrated its mid-range debut in the Golf. It unites instruments together with navigation in a ground-breaking way for high-resolution perfection. Also the gesture control for operating the Discover Pro Infotainment system and numerous innovative driver assist systems see the world's top-selling squareback set the standards again in the compact class.
The most successful Volkswagen of all time – more than 34 million units have run off the production line - celebrated its première as a racy Golf GTI Performance1 (180 kW/245 PS) and as the most powerful Golf R2 (228 kW/310 PS) ever in April 2017. Featuring some brutal modifications, it met with enthusiasm among fans at the traditional Wörthersee GTI meeting in May. More than 130,000 visitors made the pilgrimage there. They come year after year from all over Europe all because of one model. Since June, the Mayor of Dresden Dirk Hilbert has been travelling though the city in an e-Golf3. The main production of this model with increased range started up at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden in April 2017.
Volkswagen e-Golf3 with greater range
One of the strongest markets for the e-Golf is Norway. In the Mecca of electric mobility, the purely electric driven compact car has been one of the top-selling models of all in 2017. The new drive battery with a nominal capacity of 35.8 kWh enables ranges of up to 300 kilometres according to NEDC. In practice, this figure is around 200 km – depending on the outside temperature, use of heating and proportion of motorway driven. The e-Golf thus measures up to all requirements of everyday urban life: it is locally emission-free and almost silent.
The Golf GTE4 provides a sustainable alternative if you need to cover long distances on a regular basis. The TSI plug-in hybrid with a mixed drive concept using electricity and petrol delivers 150 kW/204 PS and, at 350 Nm, ample maximum system torque. The combined fuel consumption is just 1.8 to 1.6 l/100 km or 12.0 to 11.4 kWh/100 km. That corresponds with total CO2 emissions of just 40 to 36 g/km (combined) and thus efficiency class A+.
Der Tiguan geht in die Verlängerung
The Tiguan grows
More space, a longer wheelbase and more seats (optional) – that is the name of the game with the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. Measuring 4,701 mm in length, the XL version of Germany's top-selling compact SUV provides loads of space for adventures – and, if needed, room for up to seven people. The efficient engines promise plenty of steam for people who are burning for action. You can choose between three modern petrol engines delivering 110 kW (150 PS)5-7 to 162 kW (220 PS)5-7 and six high-torque diesels delivering 110 kW (150 PS) to8-10 176 kW (240 PS)8-10.
This space marvel among SUVs with top equipment features closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the Touareg luxury class SUV. Thanks to the gain in length (215 mm), the boot volume has increased by 145 litres to a maximum 760 litres with five people on board. When loaded to the roof though to the first seat row, an impressive 1,920 litres fit inside – a top figure in this segment. The eye-catching "Allspace" design is distinguished from the Tiguan by the adapted front end and the modified windowline. The two were developed in parallel. Both body versions accordingly ride resolutely and confidently on 17-inch and larger wheels.
The Touran. The number one among large vans for years
The Volkswagen Touran can proudly boast that it has been one of the top-selling vehicles in its segment for 15 years now. Germany's and Europe's number one multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is 176 mm longer than the Golf SV and thus measures 4,527 mm in total. In terms of interior concept, the two models are on an equal footing: maximum flexibility for driver, passengers and luggage goes without saying for the market-leading compact van.
This second generation of the Touran was launched in 2015. Thanks to four petrol and five diesel engines along with a six-speed gearbox or seven-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, this experienced player can tackle all transport tasks. You will fit in all your luggage for holidays, leisure and work as the Touran can swallow between 834 and 1,980 litres depending on the seat configuration. If you have seven seats on board, the cargo volume behind the third seat row will still be 137 litres.
Perfect appearance as standard
Like the Golf, Golf Estate, Golf SV, Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace, the Touran family car belongs to the eleven Volkswagens that currently feature LED headlights (optional in some cases). The standard LED projection system performs clearly better than halogen headlights. The daylight white colour temperature (halogen lights: yellow colour) is easier on your eyes and makes driving more relaxed, less tiring and safer. It also ensures appropriate lighting when you take to the winners' podium.
1Golf GTI Performance (180 kW/245 PS) Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 8,7-8,2 / extra-urban 5,4-5,2 / combined 6,6-6,3; CO2 emissions in g/km: 150-144 (combined); efficiency class: D-C.
2Golf R 228 kW / 310 PS - Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 10.1-8.7 / extra-urban 6.6-6.0 / combined 7.9-7.0, CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 180-160; efficiency class: E-D.
3e-Golf (100 kW/136 PS) power consumption in kWh/100km: 12.7 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), efficiency class: A+.
4Golf GTE - Fuel consumption, l/100 km: 1.8-1.6 (combined); electrical consumption, kWh/100 km: 12-11.4 (combined); CO2-emissions in g/km: 40-36 (combined), efficiency class: A+.
51.4 TSI ACT / 110 kW (150 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 7,2 / extra-urban 5,4 / combined 6,1, CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 137; efficiency class: B.
62.0 TSI / 132 kW (180 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 9,2 / extra-urban 6,6 combined 7,6, CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 172 / efficiency class: C.
72.0 TSI / 162 kW (220 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 10 / extra-urban 7 / combined 8,1, CO2 emissions combined in g/km 185; efficiency class: D.
82.0 TDI SCR / 110 kW (150 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 5,9-6,8 / extra-urban 4,5-5,3/ combined 5-5,9, CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 131-153; efficiency class: A-B.
92.0 TDI SCR / 140 kW (190 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 6,7/ extra-urban 5,3/ combined 5,9, CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 153; efficiency class: B.
102.0 TDI SCR / 176 kW (240 PS): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 7,7/ extra-urban 5,8/ kombiniert 6,5, CO2 emissions combined in g/km:170; efficiency class: C.