2017 Volkswagen Tiguan – new platform for a 7-seater

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A new edition of the popular all over the world SUV has stylish, modern looks, comfortable and spacious interior and roomy Luggage compartment, wide range of power plants of different caliber.

The crossover has moved to a new platform MQB, which provides a good Foundation for building cars of the most different configurations. This is especially important in light of the claims of the manufacturer of the intention to build long-bazna version of the model with seven seats.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan comfort

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan redesign

The new SUV has inevitably led to changes in the overall dimensions of Volkswagen Tiguan 2017. So, the car has become longer by 60 mm and wider by 30 mm, but the height decreased by 33 mm. the result is the following dimensions – 4486х1839х1670 mm.

Wheelbase of the crossover is also changed, and here the increase was the most noticeable – to the same indicator in 2604 mm were added as much as 77 mm, which increased the final distance between the axles up to 2681 mm.

Ground Clearance of the updated model was 200 mm.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan video

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan exterior

The last change of Tiguan generations led to radical changes in the appearance of the car, in the same time the style of the decoration of individual elements of the exterior was saved.

It is important to note the “face” of an innovation can have different design depending on the version. For example, sports performance R-Line involves the installation of a front bumper with improved aerodynamic profile and a solid “skirt”. But all that is above the bumper, made in the same for all versions. First of all, is stretched nearly the entire width of the horizontal bar, which is formed by rectangular headlights and between them a narrow radiator grille with chrome slats. Such a design of the optics and the radiator sign on other Volkswagen models, for example, on the same Passat B8.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan specs

The hood of the new Tiguan has got a charismatic ribs extending from the front struts of a roof light to the corners of the blocks. Interesting that the crossover is equipped with a special mechanism that raises the bonnet in the event of contact with him in the Commission of a pedestrian collision. This ensures the mitigation of the impact and, therefore, minimization of the resulting injuries. In the profile of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 clearly read the desire of developers to make the car look more dynamic.

When viewed from the side, draw attention the original ribs, the most notable of which takes place at the level of the door handle, rushing to the top edge of the rear lights. A characteristic feature of the sidewalls of the body are powerful, precise sculptural arches, the host of wheel sizes up to 20 inches. The model stern is distinguished by a fairly large horizontal lights, slightly increased in size trunk lid with an interesting curved contour in the region of the rear optics, compact bumper with narrow strips of retro-reflector and built-in diffuser.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan review

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan interior

The center console is deployed to the driver, shows a surprising similarity with the same element of the interior is the VW Touran. In both cases the upper part of the console is relegated to a pair of vents of the ventilation system and perched at the bottom of the main screen of the multimedia complex with side controls. Located below the unit climate control is also almost identical.

In the initial configuration will be offered an audio system with 5-inch monochrome display. More expensive versions get a 5 or 8-inch color screen with touch controls. Tiguan 2017 instrument cluster can be one of two standard analog gauges and on-Board computer or digital panel with 12.3-inch screen and multiple profiles display data.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan preview

The increased wheelbase has allowed to lengthen the cabin at 26 mm. the Increase largely went to improve the comfort of rear seat passengers who have purchased an additional 29 mm of stock in the knee area. In the end, even the most picky riders of the second row are unlikely to find cause for criticism, because the rear seat in addition to convenient profile have the ability to adjust the angle of the backrest and longitudinal movement. The boot of the Tiguan is a perfectly organized cargo space without any unnecessary protrusions. Managed to add volume. Thus, the base capacity increased from 470 to 615 liters, and when folded seats –1510 up to 1655 litres.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan concept

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan engines and specs

The engine range of the Volkswagen Tiguan new body comprises eight available powertrains. The list of petrol engines include a turbocharged 1.4 TSI forcing at 125 and 150 HP and 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI 180 and 220 HP engines respectively.

List of Tiguan diesel engines include 1.6 TDI engines with recoil of 115 HP and 2.0 TDI variants of 150, 190 and 240 HP. All specified units 24% more economical than their predecessors.

The number of transmissions is not inferior to the range of motors. The buyer will have the opportunity to choose between a 6-speed manual and robotic DSG’s with 6 or 7 steps.

Transmission can send torque only to the front axle or to all four wheels. Traction distribution in all-wheel drive versions runs a Haldex clutch 5th generation. The 4MOTION system Active Control provides four modes of operation four-wheel drive — Onroad, Offroad, Snow and Offroad Individual.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan release date

Previous model will remain on the market until the end of 2016, after which new products will be shown in one of the international motor shows. Sales will start in mid-2017.

Release date: mid 2017

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan price

 

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan price

The novelty will remain in the previously defined price range, typical for this niche. The starting price of $25,000 is quite adequate for this model.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan video review

 

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