First official image of 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan released

  • Sep 04, 2015
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Few days back, Volkswagen teased the images of the upcoming model in the form of a scale model. Now, the German car manufacturer has officially released the first image of the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan ahead of its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show this month.

As seen in the image, the car is completely covered, and is expected to be built around the design language of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE that was showcased at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Earlier too, we reported about the upcoming SUV’s equipment list and expected engine options. Based on the new MQB platform, the 2016 Tiguan will be lighter by around 100 kg than the outgoing model. Under the hood, it is likely to receive the 2015 Volkswagen Golf’s powertrains - 1.2 TSI, 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI petrol motors and 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI diesel units. The exact power and torque figures are still unknown, which will be released only during the time of its debut at the motor show.


As far as the gearbox is concerned, the company might equip the 2016 Tiguan SUV with the new 10-speed DSG automatic transmission or the current 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Coming to the design, the new SUV will get a host of equipment such as bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and chrome finished front grille that looks prominent and modern. The rear profile of the SUV will get split LED tail lamps, sloping tailgate, a new bumper with a strip of chrome all around and twin exhausts.

The car is also expected to come with chrome finished roof rails, sunroof, shark fins and new set of 18-inch diamond-cut alloys.

However, there is no information on the interiors of the new SUV. It is expected to be launched in India by late 2016 or early 2017. The upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be sold in the country as a CKD (Completely Knock Down) unit from the company's Chakan plant near Pune.

Stay tuned for more updated about the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan.

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