2017 VW Tiguan will have a European premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Already in 2016, the second generation Tiguan models will be on sale. However, the Volkswagen company has invested significant funds in a manufacturing plant in Pueblo, Mexico. In this plant will produce 2017 VW Tiguan 5+2. The new model in this configuration will be offered to the US market and in some other markets outside Europe. Regardless of producing 5+2 versions, a standard five-seater 2017 VW Tiguan will not be jeopardized.
In addition to the new generation Tiguan SUV, Volkswagen will expand the range of SUV models, with some new models. These models have already been announced, but for now represented only in the form of concept. First of all, the market should expect a serial 2017 VW CrossBlue full-size crossover SUV and mid-size SUV VW CrossCoupe GTE. According to some announcements, due to the excellent response of the audience, in serial production will enter the VW T-Rock crossover.
2017 VW Tiguan – Design and Changes
Version of the new generation with seven seats (5+2), will not be competition for the three-row full-size SUV models, which ruled the US market. These two additional seats, only provides more features, but slightly increase the dimensions of the vehicle. These seats are reserved for the transport of small children. Production of this version will begin in the second half of 2016, while the start of sales expected in early 2017. It is planned that the dynamics of production is 500 units per day.
Unlike the European version, the American version (5+2) will be slightly longer. The 2017 VW Tiguan 5+2 will be about 4.7 m long, which is 30 cm longer than the standard model. And wheelbase will be increased, as well as cargo space. It is expected that the new Tiguan offers 500 liters of usable cargo space. Another important fact is the plan of the company that the vehicle is produced in versions of the steering wheel on the left side, and with the steering wheel on the right side. Thus, the clear aim of the company to offer this model spread to all markets.
The European version of the 2017 VW Tiguan SUV will not go through changes in the size and configuration. On this market, and will continue to be sold as a five-seater SUV. However, the new generation model, will undergo certain changes in the design. The new vehicle design is inspired by the design concept model, which the company introduced in the previous period. The ideal ratio of design and functionality will adorn the 2017 VW Tiguan. However, the German carmaker us already accustomed to it, and nothing less is not expected.
2017 VW Tiguan – Specs
The specification of the new model for the US market, and 5+2 versions, it is still not known. 2017 VW Tiguan, for the European market, will offer several versions of gasoline and diesel generators. There will be a four-cylinder 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine as well as diesel engines of new generation with a power range of 110-184 horsepower. Although the aforementioned engines is extremely efficient and economical, will hardly satisfy the tastes and requirements of US customers. Thus, the 2017 VW Tiguan 5+2 expects completely different powertrain components. As for the European model, it will possess 6-speed manual transmission, as well as the 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. This model will be equipped with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.