VW Tiguan XL, VW Tiguan CC imagined – Rendering
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Both will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform.
The second generation VW Tiguan range will see addition of a stretched, 7-seat version dubbed ‘VW Tiguan XL’ and a coupe-styled 5-seat version, ‘VW Tiguan CC’ by 2017. Both are expected to retain the familiar design from the original 5-seat version and with that in mind, renderings by Theophilus Chin give a look at their exterior in near-production guise.
The VW Tiguan XL has already been confirmed for production at the Puebla plant in Mexico starting end-2016. It is expected to be targeted mainly at North America and China with local production in the latter too, with a more economical, Skoda version focused more on other markets including Europe.
In the two key markets, it will likely be offered only with a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine in varying power outputs. A plug-in hybrid GTE variant seems possible too, with the same powertrain from the VW Passat GTE.
The VW Tiguan CC, although seen in 3-door form in the rendering, will likely be a 4-door model in production form. Similar in size to the standard 5-door version, the 4-door coupe version is expected to have a raked roofline, and be slightly wider and sit a little lower for a more imposing stance. The coupe version may be offered only with 2.0-litre TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines with outputs ranging from 150 PS (148 hp) to 240 PS (237 hp).
2016 VW Tiguan at the Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery
[Image Source: Theophilus Chin]