Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First impressions and information on the new body.


And so it happened. After eight years of serial production of the first generation of crossover Tiguan Volkswagen is finally presented at the exhibition in Frankfurt the new model. Of course, the new model will not be easy to repeat the achievements of the first generation.


After all, to date, the German brand was able to sell more than 2.6 million. Cars. The new crossover has a new sharp design, more space inside and a large number of new technologies. On the car market will come in April 2016 (in Europe). We offer you an overview of the new model VW Tiguan, which is exhibited at the stand of Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

New look for Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

Visually, the next body Tiguan is more radical and modern. Outside view of the new crossover is made in the new design language, which began to be applied to all updates to the German mark. But you do not confuse it with the new model Passat and Touran, Tiguan much as the style has many differences. Even optics crossover significantly beyond the scope of an existing style car VW.

The new body dimensions


Owners of small compact Beware garages. The new Tiguan, has grown in size. So if you buy a new crossover, be sure to be careful when parking.

The model is based on a new modular platform, whereby the length of the body was 4.49 meters (6 cm) and width increased to 1.84 meters (+ 3 cm).

The new modification of the body

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

At the exhibition the company Volkswagen has announced that the second generation of the crossover to the US market and China, will be produced with an increased wheelbase. Long cars  will be sold in the spring of 2017.

Logo in the rear part shifted to the bottom


Note the brand logo, which is now moved down one line from the rear optics. Also note the new taillights, which are now nothing more than not resemble the VW Golf and Passat.

Digital dashboard

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The first thing that catches your eye when you sat in the new Tiguan is a new digital dashboard, which replaces the analog. The size of the display is 12.3 inches.

Digital panel has 5 modes of registration.

New technologies

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

For the convenience of the driver’s car company VW has equipped projection screen, which is located on the windshield directly in front of the driver. Projection system based on the second screen of Plexiglas. This display can show the current vehicle speed and other necessary information.


The control system operating modes

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

With the new management system, you can select the desired mode of operation of the vehicle. If you are going to go on the road, it is enough to turn a special pen-wheel and select the desired mode.You can select four modes: Traffic on the tarmac, the movement on the snow, and two off-road modes. It is worth noting that the new Tiguan is equipped with all-wheel drive with electronic differential lock.

The new infotainment system

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The standard version of the Volkswagen Tiguan  does not have a color display in the center console. As standard equipment standard equipment Tiguan is equipped with a 5-inch monochrome display.On the show, of course, it turned out to be the car fully loaded.

In the photo you can see a new touch 8-inch display. The main feature of the new infotainment system is the possibility of the full integration of a smartphone with the electronic provision of information and entertainment system. It is worth noting that the company VW has equipped the ability to integrate novelty phones used as based on Android, and on the basis of IOS.


Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The new car has not only become freer in by increasing the size of the body, but also gained new solutions to free space.

For example, the front passenger seat can be completely folded forward, releasing a huge amount of space.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The rear seats have a convenient system of adjustment. For example, the rear seat can be moved along the length of 18 cm. The backrest is also adjustable to the desired angle for ideal comfort.

Places abound

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The new Tiguan has become not only looks beautiful and spacious inside. For example, the car has received more space in the trunk.The luggage compartment has increased by 145 liters and amounted to 615 liters. If you expand the rear seats, the luggage capacity is now 1655 liters.

Secret Regiment

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The trunk became freer by the spare hidden shelves, which housed the spare tire crossover. In addition to the wheel  there can be placed, such as tools.

A wide range of engines

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

The German brand has prepared for the new Tiguan are eight different types of engines. Four petrol engine capacity of 125, 150, 180 and 220 horsepower. Three diesel engine capacity of 115, 150 and 190 horsepower. For those who likes to be under the hood was a more aggressive engine, Volkswagen  has prepared a modification to the 240-horsepower bi-turbo diesel engine (2.0 liters). The base engine will be installed on vehicles are equipped with front wheel drive.

New wheels

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

Previously, the first generation of Volkswagen Tiguan in top of the range equipped with 19-inch wheels. Now the top of the range is available with a beautiful 20-inch wheels.

The difference between the front drive and all-wheel drive versions

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

Those machines that are equipped with front-wheel drive will have clearance to 1.1 cm smaller than the all-wheel drive vehicles. For example, the clearance of all-wheel drive model is 20 cm. In front-wheel drive Tiguan clearance is 18.9 cm. Also, all-wheel drive version has an angle of repose of 25.6 degrees (front-wheel drive version of the slope angle of 18.3 degrees).


Volkswagen Tiguan GTE


The new mobile platform Volkswagen MQB enables to produce a wide range of equipment options for the new crossover Tiguan, as well as producing a large number of different versions. For example, in Frankfurt, 2015 German mark showed the new hybrid Tiguan GTE. Power car makes 218 hp Cruising on a single battery is 50 kilometers.

VW Tiguan R-Line

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016: First review

Who wants to match the appearance of the car powerful engine, the car can be ordered by R-Line. The R-Line package includes a standard 19-inch wheels, special seats and exterior door panels that visually creates the feeling that the car became wide