2016 Volkswagen Tiguan engine options and upgrades
We’re already past the halfway point in 2015, which in the automotive industry means we can start to expect new model year vehicles to make their way into showrooms. The first one to come will be the Tiguan, which has been widely anticipated for the last two months thanks to some spy photos of a heavily camouflaged Tiguan appearing on various auto blogs. Now the model is already starting to make an appearance at dealerships across the country, which means news of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan engine options and upgrades is finally gaining some credibility.
More engine options for the 2016 VW Tiguan
Perhaps one of the greatest faults in the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is that it only comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, regardless if you pick the 2.0T or the R-Line. For those who like power in their SUV, this engine definitely earns the Tiguan the “fun-to-drive SUV” title. Those seeking fuel-economy are likely hoping for more options. According to the rumor mill, shoppers can expect just that with the 2016 model year. The 2.0T will remain an option, with 1.4-liter and 1.8-liter TSI gasoline engines available, and the addition of 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter diesel options added into the mix. Knowing Volkswagen, it’s possible that these engine options won’t all be coming to the U.S., as we frequently only receive one option when it comes to diesel, but we can always hope the automaker plans to bring us more this year.
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan upgrades
One thing which has definitely been confirmed for the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is that the new VW MIB II system will be available in it, making it the first model to be released with the platform. This means better connectivity for smart phones across the board, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink all coming together for the first time to deliver optimum connectivity.
Also upgraded is the Volkswagen Car-Net connected features, which are expected to continue offering a full range of options for added security, navigation, service options and vehicle monitoring.
On the style front, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan may feature new body styles, with rumors hinting at a seven-seater option increasing the length of the Tiguan by eight-inches, the standard model increasing by two-inches in length and the possibility of a coupe option to better compete with the subcompact crossover segment. There have been no spy photos for either option, but the ones available for the standard body suggest changes to the design include a new grille, reshaped headlights, a sportier roofline and a reshaped D-pillar.
As far as pricing is concerned, the base model is expected to stay right around the current price, which has a starting MSRP of $26,255. Not much has been confirmed, but we’ll be updating here at the Volkswagen of Springfield blog as we hear more, so keep checking back.