One of the most anticipated news of Frankfurt just come to light. Has finally been revealed 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan , which is the second generation of the successful German SUV. In 2007 he was presented the first generation after selling more than 2.5 million units touches renewed starting almost from scratch, taking as a basis the MQB modular platform of the Volkswagen Group.
The exterior of the vehicle, as disclosed yesterday pointed sketches, bears some resemblance to the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE prototype was unveiled earlier this year. The new Tiguan has grown in almost all its dimensions, is now 60 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 33 mm lower. It also increases the wheelbase by 77 mm to a total 2,681 mm, a fact that favors the interior space and boot .
Thus it has 29 mm more space to the knees in the rear seats and a larger trunk than its predecessor. Reaches 615 liters load (145 more) and can be increased to 1,655 liters when the seats are folded. Although its dimensions have grown, its weight has not done. In fact the new Tiguan weighs 50 kg less than before.
The range of engines in Europe will have input eight choices to choose from four petrol and four diesel, all adapted to the Euro 6 standards As for gasoline engines will be used TSI four levels of power: 125 hp, 150 hp, 180 hp and 220 hp . Meanwhile diesel will be TDI with powers of 115 hp, 150 hp, 190 hp and 240 hp .
The less powerful engines will be linked to the front wheel while the rest will 4MOTION all-wheel drive optional or standard equipment in some cases. The Tiguan take this drive will also benefit from fifth-generation Haldex differential, plus an increase in ground clearance of 11 mm. Optionally there will be a package for your off-road skills attack angle increases from 18.3 to 25.6 degrees. Furthermore, this model can tow up to 2,500 kg .
The interior space is the most conservative and follows the lines of other models of the brand. It incorporates a 5-inch touch screen monochromatic series where the infotainment controls. Superior finishes on the screen becomes full color and can choose one of 8 inches. AWD models carry the Active Control 4MOTION that lets you choose between four driving modes. Onroad, Snow, and Offroad Offroad Individual
also includes several systems driving aid quite useful in this type of vehicle. They include serial wizard involuntary change lanes, emergency braking system in city pedestrian detector or automatic post-crash braking. Optionally you can also equip the head-up display , not take your eyes off the road.
The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is also shown with R-Line sporty finish that appears white in the images published. In this version more elements of the body color and a front and aggressive are used. The roof spoiler is painted in two colors and the diffuser is glossy black, the tires are 19 inches standard and 20 optional. The interior gets sports seats and other specific elements.
As already proposed the Tiguan will also have a seven-seat version that will be manufactured in Mexico and will reach the end of 2016. In addition there will be a hybrid version, the Tiguan GTE . At the Frankfurt Motor Show it has been presented as a prototype but it could reach the market over the coming year. Has 218 horses and a range of 50 kilometers .
The main new and major innovation of this model is a roof with solar panels that could make a additional range of up to 1,000 km . For more information on the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE, stay tuned.
Source – Volkswagen
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