The all-new 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan was showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new SUV has been built on the company’s MQB platform, an architecture that is being adopted for all new models rolled out from the VW Group.
The Tiguan 2016 model comes with eight engine options and completely redesigned interior and exterior. The new Tiguan 2016 features a Passat- and Gulf-inspired sharper profile, is roomier and comes with more efficient engines like the GTE plug-in hybrid that promises to deliver a fuel efficiency of 149 mpg and carbon emissions of 42g/km.
The MQB architecture makes the new Tiguan 60mm longer and 33mm lower than the outgoing model giving it a more squat and purposeful profile. The new SUV is designed with sharper creases and lines and other details such as LED daytime running lights, the signature VW grille in the front, deeper front air intakes (only in the higher end models) and larger alloy wheel designs.
The rear-end features dual exhausts under a blacked-out faux diffuser and LED taillights. The overall profile of the new Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 looks chunkier owing to the larger wheels. The rear- and the front-end exterior design are inspired by the Passat. On the inside, the Tiguan has 29mm extra knee room while the boot space has increased by 145L to 615L taking the full volume of 1655L if the seats are folded in.
Engine options for the new SUV include the VW Group’s regular 114 bhp 2L and 1.6L 4-cylinder diesel units. The 2L version comes with single or twin turbo options delivering 217 bhp, 178 bhp and 148 bhp. The 2L and 1.4L turbocharged petrol versions will also be available with options of four wheel or front wheel-drive.
The GTE plug-in hybrid model of the new Tiguan features the same powertrain as the Passat GTE. This model combines an electric motor with 1.4L 154bhp turbocharged petrol engine to deliver a total of 215bhp. The GTE plug-in hybrid model promises to offer carbon emissions of 42 g/km, all-electric driving range of 30 miles and fuel efficiency of 149 miles per gallon.