Volkswagen Tiguan TDI and park-assist feature

Posted By on November 12, 2008

Tiguan Park assistOk, so this post is sort of a tease to North American Volkswagen enthusiasts, but it is still interesting to see what “might” eventually make its way to our shores. In the following short video clip, the “self-park” or “park-assist” feature which was only available in the Lexis is also available in the VW Tiguan — overseas. The Australian based reviewer, from AnyAutoTV, demonstrates right-hand drive Tiguan TDI self parking ability earlier this year in his YouTube video review. It is a pretty advanced feature that might eventually make its way to the U.S. … perhaps along with the ‘new’ clean diesel engine? The last word I’ve heard on the new Tiguan TDI was it didn’t meet the EPA requirements without exhaust gas after treatment — AdBlue or perhaps the new Honda system. (note that the TDI engine in the video has the traditional diesel clatter, unlike the the newer 2009 VW Jetta TDI Sedans and Sportwagens)

 

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