2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Competition:

The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 will be its main
competitors.