2016 VW Tiguan to lose at least 100 kg – Rendering
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
The 2016 Tiguan gets sharp, sporty styling with a rugged appeal.
The 2016 VW Tiguan will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15. As a preview, Italian website alVolante has come out with its rendition of the upcoming crossover.
The 2016 Tiguan will move out of the PQ35 Golf-sourced platform and adopt the new MQB platform. High-strength materials will be used in its construction and it is expected to be substantially lighter than the present generation, by almost 100 kg, says the website.
The rendering shows the compact dimensions of the SUV and highlights its sporty character as well while at the same retaining its rugged appeal. The new Tiguan has been reported to get an increase of 5 centimeters taking the length to almost 4.5 meters. The wheelbase will also grow by 8 centimeters to 2.68 meters.
The 2016 Tiguan at its launch is likely to get five petrol and four diesel engines. The petrol range will have a choice of 1.4- and 2.0-liter TSI engines generating outputs varying from 125 bhp to 220 bhp. The diesel options are likely to be the 1.6- and 2.0-liter TDI mills capable of 120 bhp and 240 bhp respectively; with the latter getting twin-turbocharging. Front-wheel drive will be standard with 4MOTION electronic all-wheel drive offered on top-end trims.
Safety features such as lane departure warning, park assist and collision avoidance radar systems should be part of the kit on the higher derivatives.
The website has stated that sales for the compact crossover will begin in European markets by May 2016 with a starting price of EUR 23,000 (INR 17.32 lakhs). The Indian market will also see the launch take place sometime in 2016.