Volkswagen South Africa has revealed the specifications of the eagerly awaited Tiago that will occupy the spot between the T-Cross and T-Roc.
Despite partial details in December last year, the South American Nivus twin, which is being produced in Pamplona, Spain rather than the Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil, will have a choice of three trim levels rather than the previously mentioned two.
Starting a range from Taigo for beginners Life It comes standard with the 6.5-inch Composition Color infotainment system with App-Connect, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch Belmopan alloy wheels, plus the following:
- front armrest
- Electrically foldable and heated mirrors
- Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
- Fabric seats
- Love Stone Decoration Accessories
Available from an expanded list of options are 17-inch Bangalore alloy wheels, Matrix IQ LED headlights, tow bar, 8-inch Composition Media infotainment system, keyless entry, heated front seats and a wireless smartphone charger.
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In addition, the 9.2-inch Discover Media infotainment system with satellite navigation and voice control can be specified, along with two bundled packages:
- comfort: Keyless Entry, Rear Camera, Park Assist
- driver assistanceLane assistant, side assistant and corner assistant
New in South Africa, step up style It receives chrome exterior details, a faux diffuser, and anodized silver roof rails, plus:
- 17 inch Aberdeen rims
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Matrix IQ LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist
- Ambient interior lighting
- Eight inch configuration media infotainment system
- gray iron deep insert
Aside from the items mentioned in Life, optional features of the style are 17-inch Tokio wheels or 18-inch Fuchal wheels, a six-speaker Beats audio system, a panoramic sunroof and the IQ Drive Travel Assist package, which includes forward collision warning with Autonomous emergency braking, lane assist and adaptive cruise control.
Completing the range is Taigo R-Linewhich comes with model-specific bumpers and extended door sills, gloss black detailing on the diffuser and chrome exhaust ports.
The R-Line is mounted on 17-inch Valencia alloy wheels, and receives Matrix IQ headlights as standard, as well as dark-anodized interior inserts, alloy pedals, Karoso cloth seats and black headliner.
As with the R-Line versions of the Tiguan, Touareg and Polo, a black styling package can be had as an option, which sees gloss black paint applied to the mirror caps, grille, exhaust ports and around the windows. The package rounds out an 18″ black Misano alloy.
Aside from the Misano silver 18-inch wheels, the range of R-Line options is identical to the Style set.
As it is now known, the Tiago rides on the same MQB A0 platform as the Polo, T-Cross, Nivus, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Audi A1, with South African inputs coming in the form of a dashboard sourced from the Uitenhage factory, now Kariega For all right-hand drive models in the market.
Officially rated at 4,266 mm in overall length with its wheelbase spanning 2,566 mm, the Tiago is 1,757 mm wide and 1,515 mm tall with a take-off capability of 440 liters of luggage. Claimed ground clearance is 137 mm.
In the foreground, an individual thrust group is presented; The 1.0 TSI engine of 85 kW / 200 Nm is delivered to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG transmission. Unlike the European Taigo, the South African models will not get a manual gearbox. The average fuel consumption is 5.4 l / 100 km.
A total of eight colors are offered; Pure White, Ascot Grey, Reflective Silver Metallic, Black Pearl Metallic, Smokey Gray Metallic, Country Blue Metallic, Kings Red Metallic and Optical Green Metallic. For Deep Black Pearl all other colors can optionally be contrasted with a black roof to obtain two colors.
Standard across the Tiago range is a three-year/120,000 km warranty and a three-year/45,000 km service plan. The price, although not known at the moment, is expected to start at around 350,000 rand.