2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Redesign — New Exterior, Interior & Performance
According to the latest news, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be radically changed in order to engage in the battle at the compact SUV market. This Volkswagen’s crossover isn’t among the most beloved vehicles within its market segment. The manufacturer was thinking about it and decided to give the market what it wants. It’s not a secret that the main Tiguan’s competitiors — Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota Rav4 — are more comfortable and offer better EPA fuel economy. Those two factors are identified as the most crucial for relatively bad sales figures of this Volkswagen’s compact SUV. That’s why the 2016 Tiguan comes with big changes, which should provide more cargo space inside and better use of the interior space in general as well as new styling and improved EPA fuel economy. The 2016 VW Tiguan is expected to be more functional, slightly longer and more affordable. If they manage to manufacture a crossover with those characteristics, it would be easy to get the market share they wanted.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior And Body Changes
Even if they completely change the exterior of the 2016 Tiguan, it’s certain that it will keep the distinctive styling cues and recognizable design language. With common and usual design details, the people at Volkswagen intend to keep the tradition while improving the vehicle, so the appearance looks modern, new and fresh, but at the same time, very recognizable and even slightly conservative. That’s why the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan should have the well-known front fascia, perhaps with a gentle facelift, but without any unnecessary design escapades. However, the influence of the Cross Blue and the T-ROC will be obvious at the exterior of the new Tiguan. It would probably come with more sleek appearance and a coupe-like roofline. Like we already mentioned, the overall length of this compact SUV should be extended. At this moment we don’t know does this means that the wheelbase will be extended, although we know that the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be mounted on the MQB platform. This size change was made in order to increase the space in the cabin. Since there wasn’t enough cargo space in the previous models, the 2016 Tiguan will go further and offer not just increased room, but also a very functional second row of seats. Also, there are some rumors about interior redesign. They will, reportedly, redesign some elements of the interior, which would improve the overall feel inside. It’s not official, but we can say that the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a redesigned steering wheel, a new speedometer and the latest infotainment system.
Probable Engine Options — TSI & TDI Engines
Since one of the weakest points of the previous models was performance, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will offer the engine lineup which can be compared with the competition without inferiority. Of course, the engines which are objects of various speculations may not appear under the hood of the 2016 Tiguan, but nobody would be surprised if exactly the same engines become parts of the engine lineup. Reportedly, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be powered by a 1.4-liter TSI gas engine and two diesel engines: a 1.6-liter TDI which delivers 108 horsepower and a 2.0-liter TDI which is able to generate between 148 and 181 horsepower. There’s no need to say that we expect additional, more powerful gas engines. The main characteristic of those engines will be better performance. This means that they will be more fuel efficient. It’s too early to estimate, but we can say with certainty that the 2016 VW Tiguan will have better EPA fuel economy results.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Release Date And Price
So, this more efficient, better looking, significantly improved, more affordable and completely redesigned crossover deserves a chance. When we look at all of the announced changes, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan looks really attractive. However, we have to wait for the release in order to judge whether they managed to improve it this much. The release date of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan isn’t public yet, but we know that the price will be more competitive. This means that the base price of the 2016 VW Tiguan could be compared with the competitors’ base prices. The manufacturer will offer various trims with a lot of additional features, so the price would depend on the particular trim and equipment installed in the vehicle.