2016 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
Volkswagen has confirmed that a next-generation Tiguan is on the horizon, but with an early 2016 launch expected, the new midsizer is still some time away.
The company has offered few details on the new model’s styling, but recent concepts like the CrossBlue Coupe are likely a preview of what we can expect.
This week, independent designer Theophilus Chin has produced a new rendering that transforms that earlier concept into a production-ready look at how the new Tiguan might appear.
There’s also a sharp crease through the profile - taken straight from the new Golf hatch - while the T-Roc’s curved guard flares have also been retained here.
The rear is familiar fare, although we could see a sharper and more complex tail-light design more in-line with the T-Roc’s rear.
The T-Roc is noteably smaller than the current 4432mm long Tiguan however, with its 4165mm length making it more of a compact SUV.
As with the new Golf and a number of other Volkswagen Group models, the 2016 Tiguan will be built on the company’s versatile MQB architecture.
Expect a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines to debut with the next Tiguan, along with the usual six-speed manual and seven (or more) speed DSG automatic transmissions.