Next generation VW SUV spotted, could be the 2016 VW Tiguan – China


Aravind Jayachandran,

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Could be the China-spec 2016 VW Tiguan.

A new spyshot of a next generation Volkswagen SUV has surfaced from China, courtesy of auto.ifeng, which reveals a test mule with less camouflage featuring cues from the company’s latest design language.

VW Next generation SUV front three quarter spyshot
The SUV sports a dual slat chrome grille housing an angular pair of swept-back headlamps, and a simple lower fascia design.

Judging by the compact proportions and new design, we speculate that this could be the Chinese-spec second generation VW Tiguan. If so, this is the best look yet at the design of the 2016 VW Tiguan, which will be unveiled at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt on September 15.

The SUV sports a dual slat chrome grille housing an angular pair of swept-back headlamps, and a simple lower fascia design. Compared to VW’s current compact SUV, it has a curvier design that looks more like a mini-Touareg.

VW CrossBlue Coupe
The design borrows cues from the VW Cross Blue Coupe (pictured) and the 2015 VW Passat.

Also Read: 2017 VW Golf based compact SUV to complement Tiguan

Being a next generation model, it’s likely to be based on the company’s MQB platform, and pack new engines compatible with the architecture, which include include a frugal 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine.

The report states that the next generation SUV will be manufactured at the FAW-Volkswagen JV plant in Qingdao.

VW Cross Blue Coupe – Image Gallery (unrelated)

[Source: Auto.ifeng]

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