2017 VW Tiguan Changes and Release

Second-generation VW Tiguan SUV was presented in Frankfurt in 2015. Already in January 2016 has begun production of the new model. 2017 VW Tiguan will start selling during the year 2016. Unlike the first-generation model, the new Tiguan will offer several new versions. These are the 2017 VW Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid, 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL (with long wheelbase and 7 seats), as well as the 2017 VW Tiguan Coupe-SUV.

The new generation model irresistibly resembles to the VW Cross Coupe GTE model. Compared to the first generation of significant changes are visible. The new Tiguan has a much sharper contours of the body which in some way keep up with current models of the company. The new model is longer and wider than its predecessor. Longer by 6 cm, while the width has increased by 3 cm. The vehicle height is reduced by about 3 cm, while the wheelbase has increased by close to 8 cm. Thus, the increased useful space inside the vehicle. Also, increased and luggage space. Despite the increase in size, 2017 Tiguan is about 50 kg lighter than its predecessor.

2017 VW Tiguan Specs


The new model is set to the MQB platform. It will be on offer 8 different petrol and diesel engines. All engines meet the Euro 6 standard. Also, the new engines are, on average, 24 percent more fuel efficient than the engine in the previous generation. On offer will be a turbo petrol TSI engines with 125, 150, 180 and 220 horsepower. There are also TDI turbo-diesel engine, which develops 115, 150, 190 and 240 horsepower.

In the version with the lowest aggregate, the standard form of operation will be over the front axle. For other versions, will be offered (standard or optional) fifth generation of 4MOTION drive over both axles. In the version with AWD clearance vehicle is increased to 200 mm. These versions will be offered with an optional off-road package.

2017 VW Tiguan will be equipped with modern safety systems and driver assistance systems. In addition, the company announced that the new model will be able to tow a trailer weighing up to 2,500 kilograms.


The design of the vehicle interior is modeled after the company’s model VW Golf. The basic package offers monochrome touchscreen display of 5 inches. More expensive equipment packages offer display management multimedia system, which is in color, diagonal 5 or 8 inches. The new VW Tiguan with AWD, offers and 4MOTION Active Control System. It offers a choice of 4 working programs ways to transfer power to the road.

2017 VW Tiguan

The highest level of equipment will have a version with R-Line package. This package includes Sebring 19-inch wheels, modified bumpers (front and rear), roof spoiler and rear diffuser air in gloss black edition. There are also mirror housings and door handles, which are painted in the body color. 2017 VW Tiguan R-Line equipment package will have a trimmer interior. The interior is notable for a different seat trims, different stitching aluminum sill paneling, the pedals and footrest in stainless steel, leather steering wheel with embossed logo R-Line and black headlining.

2017 VW Tiguan XL

Version of the new generation Tiguan SUV, with an extended wheelbase, will appear a little later than the standard version. 2017 Tiguan XL will be produced in Mexico. XL version will be placed only in specific markets.

And this version will be based on VW’s MQB platform. 2017 VW Tiguan XL will be available with several different petrol and diesel engines. In addition, customers will be able to opt for the version with 4×2 or 4×4. It is announced a version with a hybrid powertrain. Although this version will offer three rows of seats and seven seats, two seats in the last row are intended for children.


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