2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Design

The interior of the Tiguan, which has also been fully redesigned, shows a decidedly sporty and yet conscious SUV character. Fitting into this picture is the consistently driver-oriented concept of the dash panel. The central elements are the instrument cluster (optionally implemented as the digital Active Info Display) and the infotainment system that is positioned high in the centre and is angled toward the driver. Beneath the infotainment system is the sporty centre console with climate controls that is also angled toward the driver. The dash panel and centre console form a single stylistic unit here. The centre console itself is dominated by an array of buttons that are laid out around the elevated position of the gear lever. As on the exterior, the designers also systematically applied the “Form follows function” principle here. The button array is lengthened diagonally on the driver’s side. Optimally accessible here is the round, intuitively operated multifunction switch of the new 4MOTION Active Control. The interplay of the dash panel, centre console and door panels creates a remarkable cockpit atmosphere for the driver. An example of perfection in details: the narrow, precisely worked frames in aluminium look around the air vents and the door loudspeakers. Typical SUV ruggedness: the door handles. Designers also emphasised the SUV feeling of the interior in their choice of surface textures and distribution of volumes. The interior is marked by a high level of consistently thought-out ergonomics and intuitive operating structures. Noteworthy is the considerably increased head room at the rear seats, despite the low vehicle body height.