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Old 22nd November 2021, 21:10   #916
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I think if you are going for 235 section tires then it should be 235X60XR17 instead of 235X65XR17. 235X60XR17 is the best upsize for Tiguan Comfortline. I couldn't get that and I went for 225X65XR17 which was the next best.
Sorry, thank you for the correction. I know that you and some one else in the forum have opted Pirelli, I will keep this in mind while exploring.

Any pointers for alternatives other than Pirelli, Michelin, Continental. How about Bridgestone?
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Sorry, thank you for the correction. I know that you and some one else in the forum have opted Pirelli, I will keep this in mind while exploring.

Any pointers for alternatives other than Pirelli, Michelin, Continental. How about Bridgestone?
I went ahead with one pair of Bridgestone Tarunza T001, with 225/60/R17, which was best nearest size available for my other pair which is stock Hankook 215/65/R17.

There are very limited options out in market esp with shortage of imported tyres and more importantly because of this odd size of Hankook, for which I was searching a match.

Thank you Raz for guiding me and helping out!!
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Has anyone changed their seat covers or redone their seats? I'm exploring that option and would like to hear experiences from folks here, in case they have done this. Thanks.
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i love a really good sound system so i think adding an active woofer would surely be one.

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Friends, if any of you added a subwoofer to your Tiguan, please update here or PM me.

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LHD Korean-market Volkswagen Tiguan scores second-to-worst 4th grade rating in Korea NCAP tests.

The car scored 1 star for adult protection, 4 stars for vulnerable road users and 3 stars for safety assist.

The car scored 0.00 out of 16 in the front full-width test like the related Volkswagen Jetta, since the rear-seat passenger's head and chest showed poor protection.


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Looks like the Korean revenge for the poor ratings for Seltos / Creta Tiguan is a 5 star rated by GNCAP and double rated LNCAP car. https://www.globalncap.org/news/volk...hes-four-stars
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Looks like the Korean revenge for the poor ratings for Seltos / Creta Tiguan is a 5 star rated by GNCAP and double rated LNCAP car. https://www.globalncap.org/news/volk...hes-four-stars
Slight correction, GNCAP hasn’t issued a rating for the Tiguan (while Latin NCAP has issued a 5-star rating in 2019). Though GNCAP is listed as a sponsor under Latin NCAP’s about page, I don’t think it would be reasonable to say that a Latin NCAP rating is equivalent or can be extended to a GNCAP rating and vice versa. That said, Euro NCAP and ANCAP have issued ratings for VW Tiguan way back in 2016, both of them being 5-star. Although it is important to note that there appear to be some differences in protocol between KNCAP and Euro NCAP/ANCAP, the most important one being the difference in the speed at which full width frontal rigid barrier test is conducted, which probably contributed to the poor rating.

KNCAP tests for full width frontal rigid barrier at a higher speed of 56 km/h, compared to Euro NCAP and ANCAP’s 50 km/h. Seeing that the Jetta and Tiguan both got 0 points in the full width frontal rigid barrier test (as pointed out by BHPian ron178 along with the reason), it is possible that the higher test speed played spoilsport. There could be a number of other reasons as well, like differences in restraints or car structures altogether, but nothing conclusive can be said about them, so I’ll just highlight the difference in speed (which is certain).

Another thing to note is that neither Latin NCAP, nor GNCAP tests for full width frontal rigid barrier test, so getting a 5-star in these tests almost proves next to nothing about the poor result in KNCAP, because the source of the problem (for the overall poor rating) seems to be the full width frontal rigid barrier test, at least for the Tiguan. For Jetta, the 1-star safety assist might also have contributed in addition to the poor full width frontal rigid barrier result for an overall poor rating. However, for poor occupant protection, full width frontal rigid barrier definitely seems to be the major contributor on both of them.

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