2016 VW Tiguan Release Date

Volkswagen Tiguan is has been one of the most popular crossovers manufactured by this German automaker but it has recently started to gradually lose the competition with other crossovers on the market. German automaker had to drastically change this crossover in order to keep up with the competence. The 2016 VW Tiguan is going to be launched with a new platform and that won’t be the only modification.

2016 VW Tiguan side

One of the problems of the previous models was a relatively high price comparing to the competent crossovers thus Volkswagen had to asses this issue. Therefore, production was moved to Mexico, primarily because it is cheaper to produce a car there than in Germany or the US. We don’t expect substantial drop but even few thousand dollars less would be good for the sales. The VW Tiguan 2016 is a high-quality vehicle but it just needs few adjustments to find its place on the market.

2016 VW Tiguan Engine

There are going to be several different options when it comes to the engine. Volkswagen decided to keep some old units and to introduce new one, as well. The old engine that has been kept is the 1.4l turbocharged inline-4. This unit is going to be introduced to both American and European market and it can deliver between 120 HP and 180 HP. This option won’t have all-wheel driving system, only front-wheel, and it will be mated to either six-speed or seven-speed automatic transmission system.

2016 VW Tiguan engine

The other option is going to be the 2.0l petrol, but it seems diesel option will be available as well. Petrol unit is way more powerful than the diesel option and it can deliver 290 HP, which is twice as much comparing to the diesel engine unit. Contrary to the base engine, these two are going to be available with AWD and automatic gearbox.


We must let you down, but there is scarce information about the new 2016 VW Tiguan. New Tiguan was spotted on the streets but it was camouflaged and thus we could see all the modifications. In our estimation, headlights are going to be redesigned and it should come with a new grille. According to the unconfirmed rumors, VW Tiguan 2016 is going to able to accommodate seven passengers.

VW Tiguan spy shot

2016 VW Tiguan front angle

Generally, it should be larger, providing more space for passengers. More space equals better convenience. Especially legroom needs to be increased since it received many complaints in the past. The biggest change when it comes to interior is the infotainment system based on Android. This is a revolutionary change and 2016 VW Tiguan should be the very first vehicle to get it. We will see what are going to be some pros and cons of this system.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan interior


The 2016 VW Tiguan is far from being released since the first rumors tell it will be launched by the end of next year. There is still a lot of time before the release date thus we expect to find all the facts until then. Price is still unknown, but it is definitely going to cost less than all its predecessors.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan rear side

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