The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the more intriguing crossovers SUV vehicles out there. Unlike most of its competitors it actually uses the same chassis as the Golf, meaning that in essence it is Golf. However, there is a lot more about it than that. It is one of the best, if not the best, crossover out there, offering a very complete package which can easily compete with that of a much more expensive car. While it was only offered so far in a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine it is about time that new Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 to get a diesel in the US.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan redesign
Just as we said, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will get a few small changes on the interior such a new type of upholstery, a new steering wheel as well as a new Android based navigation and infotainment unit. The exterior on the other hand will only get minor details which are there in order to differentiate it from the petrol powered car. The grille will have a honeycomb mesh with the TDI logo while at the back a dual exhaust system is going to be present. The wheels are also going to be 18 inch unique rims with low rolling resistance tires equipped.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 specs
Let’s start our small review with the engine found in the new 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan. It seems that it will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 diesel which will offer as much as 170 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. This is basically the same engine the GTD Golf has and as we know from that car, it is a beast. Thanks to that massive amount of torque and its 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, this diesel will hit a limited top speed of 120 MPH and it will get to 60 MPH in as little as 7.5 seconds. We do know for a fact that it will get four-wheel-drive system as standard which is a very nice addition over the base Volkswagen Tiguan 2016.
The best part about this engine though is going to be the over 40 MPG on average fuel consumption which is expected to trump most of its competitors.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan release date and price
The Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 is going to be basically the same car as before but with a new engine. There are also going to be a few design changes as well as a slightly updated interior, both of which are meant to make it that much better than before. While the petrol engined car can be had for just under $25,000, it seems that the diesel will come in the US for no more than $27,000 which is quite a stunning price considering the entire package. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan release date will likely be at the end of 2016.