Volkswagen is introduce the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan during the Frankfurt Motor Show starting 15th September. This model is the third in Tiguan generation. The second generation is currently on sale as a 2016 model. It will be manufactured in Pueblo, Mexico.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will be based on the Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform. The new SUV will be 185 inches long and will feature five doors. The new SUV has added about ten inches to its chassis compared to the predecessor model. This has made it possible for inclusion of a third row of seats.
The front will feature a remodeled bumper and grille which bring out an aggressive look. The exterior also gets redesigned headlights, a new spoiler and chrome strips. The vehicle will also feature 22-inch wheels. It will also have a sloping roofline and a prominent C-pillar.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior
The interior of the new VW Tiguan 2017 is exceptionally beautiful. The auto maker has added modern technologies and premium materials to make the interior luxurious.
The interior is bigger due to the increased. It will have a seating capacity of five adult passengers with an option for a third row of seats. However the third row of seats won’t be as spacious as the mid row and will only be suitable for children. The expanded chassis also results with an expanded cargo space of 17.6 cubic inches.
The seats are covered with Nappa leather which gives motorists an option for customizing. There will be a 10.1 inch touchscreen as well. Other features will include climate control, a navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity among other excellent features.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Volkswagen has not released official details on the engine that will power the 2017 VW Tiguan. However, we believe the automaker will offer three engine options, i.e. a gasoline, hybrid and a diesel engine.
The base engine will be a 1.4 L 4-cylinder TSI petrol engine with a capacity to produce 123 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be mated with a 6 speed manual and a 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission system. It will be available in 4 wheel drive mode. More powerful TSI petrol engines will have a 148 hp, 178 hp and 217 hp.
The hybrid engine will be a combination of a 3.6 L V6 unit with two electric motors delivering 264 kW of power as well as 280 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid unit will be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission system with double clutch. It will be offered in four wheel drive.
The third engine according to rumors will be a diesel, 2.0L TDI unit which will be paired with a six speed manual gearbox, and will be in versions with 113 hp, 148 hp, 187 hp and the most powerful BiTurbo version with 237 hp.
Price and release date
New VW Tiguan 2017 will be released in the market in late 2016 or early 2017. The base trim level will have a starting price of around $24,000 while the top trim will cost around $ 45,000. However, the auto maker is yet to release official information on its price and release date. We will inform you of such news immediately it becomes available.
The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 will be its main competitors.
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