Volkswagen company its SUV models, more and more, adjusting to the wishes and needs of the US market. This trend is logical because, said market is the largest and most prestigious. Although the number of sales of SUVs, the company on the US market, increasing, continues to lag behind other competing models. For this reason, the company decided to expand the range in this segment. In addition, the existing models will go through a series of improvements. One of the models, which will experience significant changes is 2016 VW Tiguan. All, with the desire that this model respond to the demands of American customers, and become more competitive in the market.
2016 VW Tiguan – Changes
The company’s model Passat, has already passed through the stage of adapting US market. Through a similar process of change will pass the new VW Tiguan SUV model. Announced changes for this model consists in increasing the space inside the vehicle cabin. Thanks to that, will be increased cargo space, and passengers will get greater comfort. 2016 VW Tiguan will be much larger than the current model. Placed on the MQB platform. There are indications versions vehicles with longer-wheelbase. This version will offer 7 seats, arranged in three rows.
In terms of equipment on the list of standard features, the company announced a significant progress. Specifically, each trim level 2016 VW Tiguan model will be raised to a higher level. It involves expanding the list of equipment, as well as a larger number of service within the basic package. Another segment, which is essential for customers on the US market, is fuel economy. The biggest competitor, is Tiguan models Honda CR-V SUV. With a four-cylinder engine of 2.4 L, Honda CR-V has EPA rating of 28/31 mpg (city/hwy). Current Tiguan is not in an enviable position in this segment. He has a four-cylinder engine of 1.8 L and 2.0 L, and the EPA rating is 18/26 mpg him. The range of engines, the new Tiguan 2016 model will be expanded with new engines, in order not to lag behind the competition in the field of economy. As a novelty, are mentioned the new upgraded petrol engines and a diesel engine.
2016 VW Tiguan – Release and Price
The new model will appear on the market in 2016. Its official launch is expected in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. However, considering that the company wants to break through on the US market, it would not be unexpected that the 2016 VW Tiguan, premiered experience there. Current price of $ 24,000, does not make this model popular. Some announcements speak in favor of reducing the price of the next model. So, 2016 VW Tiguan, with a new design, improved, upgraded, and at a lower price, it can become a very competitive model in its class, on the US market.