Volkswagen Tiguan has been on the market for 8 years now which makes it the oldest car in its segment by number of years in the market. Thus, it seems logical that it is time for refreshment and adding something new to this car. German press found out that all new Tiguan will be presented in September’s Frankfurt Moto Show. New Tiguan is supposed to be more fuel efficient, larger and it is said that when it comes to price it will be more competitive than before.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan design
Some pictures were taken when new Tiguan was on a test ride, but VW used the old body for testing to hide new mechanicals. New model is going to adopt VW’s MQB platform, and reports say it will be larger than current model. It will allegedly be offered in three body styles: standard model with five seats, long wheelbase model with seven seats and also in sporty five-seater variant“. The U.S. market is demanding and they want a lengthened vehicle, something that is longer”. This sentence was said by Kevin Joostema during a press event in San Francisco. Joostema is general manager for product planning in Volkswagen USA. He also pointed out that a wider range of Tiguan models will be offered as time passes and that they will have more attractive prices and will come with a longer list of standard equipment.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan engine
Engine for 2016 Tiguan was not yet showed, but it is expected that VW is going to do something to improve fuel economy. So 1.8 or 2.0 liter four-cylinder engines are most likely to be included. There is also option that diesel engine will be added to this set. That is in accordance with the statement about wider range of models which Joostema previously pronounced.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan exterior design
When it comes to design, nothing is sure yet. No clear info was given, but some rumors say that besides longer wheel base VW is also working on increasing storage and capacity and cargo space. As it was previously mentioned, 2016 Tiguan will adopt MQB platform currently used for Golf models and this should bring more interior space. Besides that, it is expected to bring some big changes and to provide more comfort. Sources report that this model will have more aggressive design and more impressive look. Redesign of the console area between front seats is also very likely.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan release date and price
As we said, reports say that 2016 Tiguan will be released in September in Moto show in Frankfurt and that is the most possible version. But if for some reason that does not happen, we can expect it to arrive in the beginning of 2016 for sure. The price is expected to be lower than the current model which is priced at $24,170. Main rivals like Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are starting with a price below $24k.
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