As one of the major companies in auto industry, Volkswagen offers an extremely wide range of vehicles of different types. This year company prepares several new models for introduction. Most important ones are new Passat and several new crossovers. One of them is Tiguan, a compact crossover, which originally came in 2008. With only one major refresh in 2012, this model looks pretty much outdated nowadays, so it isn’t wonder that second-generation model will come this year, finally. It will come later this year as 2016 VW Tiguan and it will feature plenty of changes and improvements such as new platform, new look, improved powertrain and many other.
2016 VW Tiguan design
The 2016 VW Tiguan will come completely redesigned. Current model is about eight years old, so expect plenty of novelties. One of the most important changes will be company’s new, versatile MQB platform, which will provide plenty of advantages, such as third row of seats etc. New model will keep similar overall proportions, but it will probably be for about 2 inches. When it is about look, 2016 VW Tiguan will follow company’s new design language, so expect to see usual VW’s conventional look, without big changes compared to original model.
2016 VW Tiguan interior
Well, we still don’t have complete picture of new cabin but according to what we saw on testing model, it is clear that 2016 Tiguan will come with several new features. We expect to see new styling of cabin. Besides that, it is pretty much for sure that it will come with new steering will and probably with new 12.3-inches digital screen.
2016 VW Tiguan engines
Current model is available with several different engines and it is expected that 2016 VW Tiguan will keep in same way. Exact units are still unknown, but it is expected that it will come with new lineup of TSI petrol engines. Base unit will probably be 1.8 or 2.0 liter four cylinder engine, while 1.4 liter unit probably won’t be offered in North America. Big novelty is that 2016 Tiguan will be offered in diesel variant, probably. Expect to see 2.0 TDI engine in various ranges of power. According to rumors, company also plans to launch a hybrid version in next few years.
2016 VW Tiguan release date, price and competition
The exact date of launch is still unknown, but end of the year sounds most likely. The price of 2016 VW Tiguan is expected to be slightly reduced, mainly because current model few thousands more than main competitors like Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.