In what is expected to become a darling to many SUV lovers, the 2017 VW Tiguan has been announced by the automaker. From what we have heard and seen, the upcoming ride is likely to change the way the industry has always viewed VW SUVs.
The car is going to come in a completely different way with new powertrains, underpinnings and most importantly; the maker is going to step up its game when it comes to performance and equipment. With a few weeks still remaining before we see on our roads, here is what buyers should expect from the upcoming 2017 VW Tiguan.
2017 VW Tiguan – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
A look at the exterior reveals a whole new styling language for the upcoming 2017 VW Tiguan. The SUV is boxier, muscular and from a closer look at some angles, it is evident designers have borrowed a few things from Touareg.
Aside from that, the 2017 Tiguan will also get a host of updates on the outside. For example, the front will now feature a redesigned bumper and grille, giving it a more aggressive look. The headlights will also see some work go into it; there will be a redesigned, a new spoiler and chrome strips added.
In other news, the cabin is also expected to be the key highlights; it is going to be made exceptionally beautiful and designers will add a number of modern technologies and premium materials. Plus, due to its increased size, the interior is also going to be a bigger. Then what we saw on the previous model, further increasing comfort. It will come fitted with a seating capacity of 5 people with an option for the third row of seat.
The seats will come fully complete with Nappa leather which gives motorist an option for customizing. It is not going to stop there; the inside will also receive a number of goodies. First will be a 10.1-inch touch screen; others will include a Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and navigating system among other excellent features.
2017 VW Tiguan – Engine, Performance and Handling
Powering the new 2017 VW Tiguan will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (TSI) with about 184 horsepower. The unit will be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. With this well-rounded engine, drivers should expect the car to deliver flawless performance and amazing fuel efficiency. The car will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds with top speed expected to hit the 130 mph mark.
When it comes to handling, this car is going to come with one of the smoothest rides ever. Although the base car is going to be a bit lighter than the previous model, it steers with more alacrity, rides smoothly and sits flat through corners. Sounds great! Isn’t?
2017 VW Tiguan – Release Date and Price
In conclusion, news coming out of VW indicates an October 2016 public launch and the VW Tiguan 2017 is likely to go on sale in the beginning of 2017. As for the price, the entry level model will probably cost you around $31,000. Also, if you want to go for a higher trim, the top of the range versions are expected to cross the $40,000 mark.