2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

A lot of things are happening in the Volkswagen camp, there are many reports from the manufacturer of new developments and all sorts of future plans. These range from new manufacturing plants to new markets and models. Volkswagen is set to release its new version of the Tiguan Crossover in early 2016. The new car will be known as 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and it will be manufactured in Poland and Wolfburg, Germany unlike its predecessor that is exclusively made in Germany. The plant in Polish city is expected to churn out over 85,000 units annually and providing over 2000 jobs. This is attributed to the projected huge demand of Tiguan. The German automotive maker will maintain the same body as the current generation Tiguan. This is in order to hide its new mechanicals. However, several new interior elements and old-fitting panels give away the car’s identity.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Front

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Changes

The basis of redesign of 2016 Tiguan consists mainly of reconstruction of the vehicle. The result is increased cargo space and price adjustments to compete with other cars in the same level. Other than the increased storage capacity, lots of changes have been done and a longer list of premium features is expected with this model.

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will adopt the VW’s flexible platform and it is expected to a bit larger than current model. You should also expect to see a longer wheelbase and variation with the third row seats. It is important to note that the manufacturer has plans to unveil a seven seat car later. It will measure approximately 4.5m.

Interior

The interior of this car is an instrument cluster and new steering wheel. The steering cues are borrowed from T-Roc concept. This type of steering will give drivers easy control. The design of seats will offer ample comfort to the passengers. In addition, this new Tiguan adopts the 12.3 inch instrument cluster. The conventional unit will be retained according to gossip news to help reduce the costs.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Rear

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Fuel economy

Volkswagen has done a good job as far fuel economy is concerned. The base engine for 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be either 1.8 or 2.0 liter four cylinder engines. The output of the engine is expected to be in the range of 110 kw to 135 kw. For the first time, a diesel option will be considered. The engine makes it superior than its closest rivals that are more expensive and provide same performance. The company is also considering manufacturing hybrid options, too. It features a six-speed manual transmission. As much as improvements in field of economy are not regarded as essential, they are highly desirable. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has an EPA rating of 26 mpg in the highway and 18 mpg in the city.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Side

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Price

Being a premium car, it is expected to be competitively priced than the current model. The current model goes for about $25,000. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be a direct rival to other brands such as Ford Escape and Honda CR-V that that are old for less than $24,500.

Conclusion

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is a premium car. It is affordable and loaded with excellent features that make it attractive to middle income earners.

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