The current Volkswagen Tiguan received a facelift back in 2011 and while subtle modifications were brought by the latest Tiguan Cityscape that arrived earlier this year. Still, the Tiguan’s life cycle of the current version is preparing to come to an end as Volkswagen is preparing to roll out the next-generation.
Set to arrive in 2016, the next-generation Tiguan will be offered in three versions in order to boost its sales.
Talking to our source located in Germany, we found out that the second-generation Tiguan will be offered also in the XL version (long wheelbase version developed especially for the Chinese market) but also as a CC with a coupe-like roofline.
We don’t see the upcoming Tiguan CC as a rival for the BMW X4, as this model will probably be cheaper than its Bavarian rival. Regarding the design, we don’t know too much, but we expect this new model to arrive with styling design elements found on concepts such as the Cross Blue Coupe but also inspired by the new Passat B8, which will make its official debut next month.
Under the hood, the second-generation Tiguan will use the same engines found on other VW models such as the popular 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine but also the 1.8-liter TSI petrol engine. Unfortunately, these are the only details available, but stay tuned as we will reveal you more as soon as we find out something new!
The VW Tiguan is among the most successful automobiles of its type. Since this bestselling vehicle debuted in the autumn of 2007, there have been almost 700,000 units delivered across the five continents. The main reasons for the SUV being a worldwide success were its technical capabilities and incredible efficiency.
At the same time, the VW appealed greatly with its distinct, ageless, and attractive styling. Nevertheless, Volkswagen further developed the lines of the Tiguan, which always has four doors. Specifically, the front and rear of the vehicle were reimagined to express Volkswagen's new design genetics.
Like the prior model, the new Tiguan once again comes in two body variations with their own unique angles. The classic has an 18-degree angle, designed for more urban situations along with the abilities of a towing vehicle, while the Tiguan with the broader 28-degree approach angle is a perfect fit for any driver who finds themselves driving their VW through tougher terrain.
Because of the different front ends, the two variations have their own lengths: the 18-degree Volkswagen Tiguan is 4,426 mm long, while its 28-degree counterpart is 4,433 mm long. Still, they have exactly the same width (1,809 mm with no door mirrors and 2,041 mm with) and height (1,686 mm with no roof rails and 1,703 mm with). Also the same are the wheelbases (2,604 mm) and track widths (front of 1,569 mm, rear of 1,571 mm).