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All you need to know about towbars for Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen first introduced the Tiguan into their range in 2008. The Volkswagen Tiguan is available as a or ATV/SUV. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volkswagen Tiguan, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volkswagen Tiguan below.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Towbars

The Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) was first released in 2008. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Tiguan you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) models made between 2008 and 2011 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2011 and 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) models made between 2008 and 2011 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2011 and 2016 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) models made between 2008 and 2011 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg, between 2011 and 2016 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(inc. R Line) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Towbars

The Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) was first released in 2016. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Tiguan you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2016 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(All variants) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made vehicles made after 2016 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Towbars

The Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) was first released in 2017. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Tiguan you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) models made vehicles made after 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) models made vehicles made after 2017 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Tiguan ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) models made vehicles made after 2017 have a towing capacity of 2100 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(Allspace 2017 -) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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