2016 VW Tiguan diesel, price, specs – The Tiguan model is compact SUV that is present on the market for last 8 years, and that makes it the oldest vehicle in its class by a number of constant selling years. Having that in mind, the obvious thing to do, is that the VW Company does a refresh and equips this car with something new. The expectations are that the all new Tiguan will be presented to the global auto fans in the last quarter of this year. The new VW Tiguan 2016 model is supposed to come as a more fuel efficient car, as well as bigger, and when it comes to price, it will be lower than the current model’s.
2016 VW Tiguan specs
Under the hood, the engine that is also found in the VW Golf 7 will find its way into the 2016 VW Tiguan as well, and the new model will now be offered with two engine options. In the U.S. market, the base model will be offered with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine, and the more powerful 2.4-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. When it comes to the European market, both petrol and diesel engines will be offered. The base engine will be the 1.4-liter TSI engine, teamed up with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the second option will be the 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, which will be offered in two power levels, the one capable of generating 148 hp and the one with the ability of producing 181 hp. Next in the lineup will be the 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine, capable of delivering 108 hp. Furthermore, a hybrid version as well as an optional AWD is also in the game. The 5-speed manual gearbox will be standard, while the modified 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission will be optional.
VW Tiguan 2016 redesign
When it comes to the exterior design of the new VW Tiguan 2016, it will come with quite a dynamic appearance. The front end will have modern, restyled grille, while the headlights and backlights will come with a slightly redesigned shape, and different LED patterns for the daytime running lights. The dimensions of the new Tiguan will mostly remain as on the previous model, with the exception of its width, which will be bigger than before. There are some unconfirmed rumors which say that the new Tiguan will be available in several versions, including the ones with the extended wheelbase.
As far as the cabin is concerned, it will offer some new features, including plenty of modern technologies, such as the latest driving aid and safety systems. Furthermore, the central console will be upgraded and restyled, while the rest of the interior will come with more space, especially in the legroom and headroom areas.
2016 VW Tiguan price and release date
The entry level model of the new VW Tiguan 2016 is expected to come with a price of around $24,000, and it is expected that it will be seen on the streets with the start of 2016. The 2016 VW Tiguan will have a big struggle in the US market and its main rivals will be Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.