Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch an all-new Tiguan SUV in 2016, although exact timing and full details on the new model are still to be revealed.
We can likely expect the new model to draw its styling inspiration from the recent T-Roc concept, which also previewed an evolved styling direction for the brand.
The company will also expand the Tiguan’s production to include a second German site, adding Hannover to its existing Wolfsburg schedule.
The current model, now into its seventh year, is also built in Russia, China and Vietnam.
The new Porsche Panamera will also join Volkswagen’s 2016 schedule, with production to shift from Hannover to Leipzig.
Volkswagen is also preparing to build a new plant in Poland, with the capacity to build more than 85,000 vehicles per year.
The new Panamera is expected to ride on Volkswagen’s MSB platform, which is also expected to underpin a number of next-generation Bentley models.
Reports suggest the new platform will contribute to weight savings in the new Panamera of around 100kg, thanks to a mix of high-strength steel and aluminium.
A replacement for the eight year-old Crafter van is also due in 2016. A name change may also be on the cards, with Volkswagen describing the new model only as the Crafter’s successor.