The new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to arrive in South Africa at the end of 2016.
The new Tiguan is the first SUV from Volkswagen to be built on the brand’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform and considering how long its predecessor has been on the market, the new version's arrival (expected in the fourth quarter of the year) should shake up the compact SUV segment.
The new Tiguan was first shown at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show and it's longer, wider and up to 50 kg lighter than its predecessor. The wheelbase base has been extended too, which translates into a more spacious cabin.
In terms of engines, Volkswagen is yet to confirm engine offerings for South Africa but you can expect a range of turbopetrol and -diesel engines to power the new Tiguan. Fuel efficiency is said to have improved by up to 24% too. On the petrol front, there’s the possibility of four TSI engines with power outputs ranging from 92 kW, 110 kW, 140 kW and 162 kW.
Similarly, four turbodiesel derivatives with power outputs of 85 kW, 110 kW, 140 kW and 176 kW may be on the cards. The new Tiguan range is also expected to comprise front- and all-wheel drive derivatives.
We will keep you updated as soon as specification and pricing details become available closer to the launch of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Stay tuned!