Building upon the 572,000 units delivered worldwide, the little brother of the Touareg features redesigned front and rear ends plus two top trim level models.

The facelifted 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has been revealed at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.

Building upon the 572,000 units delivered worldwide, the little brother of the Touareg features redesigned front and rear ends plus two top trim level models, "Track & Style" and "Sport & Style".

The "Sport & Style" which is mainly intended for urban use can handle inclines of 18 degrees while the "Track & Style" which is spec'd for off-road/light trail driving can handle a larger 28 degree angle of approach.

Other features include new assistance systems such as fatigue detection, camera-controlled high beam Light Assist as well as Lane Assist. Also new in the Tiguan is the XDS electronic differential lock.

In Europe there are four direct-injection TSI engines available, three of which are new to the Tiguan, producing between 120 bhp (90 kW / 122 PS) and 208 bhp (155 kW / 210 PS) while three diesel TDI engines range from 108 bhp (81 kW / 110 PS) to 167 bhp (125 kW / 170 PS).

The 7-speed DSG gearbox is available as an option. Available with BlueMotion equipped Tiguans is a new Start/Stop system which reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 l/100 and is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive 4MOTION.

The 2012 Tiguan launches in Europe this August at a starting price of 24,175 euros in Germany.

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