The second generation of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is already strong and the company issued a few updates to the SUV few weeks ago.
Now, Volkswagen is taking things up a notch with a planned release of a coupe version of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Looking to expand the lineup, the a 2016 Tiguan coupe is the perfect car to increase the sales of the company and help Volkswagen establish as the largest car maker, at least judging by the volume of vehicles in the lineup.
The 2016 Tiguan will come in three different versions. The first one is a standard one; five-seater with standard wheelbase and it will be the first one to hit the market, as early as the end of this year. The second version is seven-seater, long-wheelbase Tiguan that is due for release in 2016. The five-seat Tiguan coupe is expected in 2017.
The three versions of the Tiguan will help increase the palette of the SUV and offer a broader appeal to customers than the first generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The difference between the standard wheelbase and the seven-seat version is the added legroom in the back, as well as more room in the interior in order to place a third row of seats.
Not much is known about the 2016 Tiguan, as we wait for the premier at the Frankfurt Motor show. However, several camouflaged pictures reveal a design that looks very similar to the one of the Volkswagen Touareg. The slender grille is evident, as well as the sloping roofline and the dual exhaust system. Another key improvement is made in the platform of the SUV, where Volkswagen installs the new MQB platform. The result is reduction in the weight, with the Tiguan projected to shed up to 80kg.
Under the hood, Volkswagen plans two different petrol and two diesel engines. The standard petrol engines include 1.4 and 2.0-liter four cylinder engines, while the diesel units are limited to 1.6 and 2.0-liter. Reports suggest that the 2.0 liter TDI engine of the Passat is set to make its way into the Tiguan. The GTW Model will also offer plug-in hybrid option with an electric range going up to 31 miles. The plug-in hybrid will use a 1.4-liter petrol engine to go along with an electric motor. The combined engine will provide 170mpg.
The much-awaited and highly anticipated 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is due for announcement during the Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled to start on September 15. The German car maker will offer the Tiguan for the Indian market as well, but in 2017.