The second generation 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan based on the seventh generation Golf’s platform could be offered with a seven seater configuration. This additional seating capacity may not be standard and will be available as an option. The Tiguan, until now, was offered in five seat configuration only.
The new Tiguan is expected to be lighter and more agile and fuel efficient than the current car. It is also expected to get a plug-in hybrid variant apart from the regular petrol and diesel models. Currently, it comes with a choice of two petrols and a diesel engine with different power outputs. Powering the petrol variants is a 1.4-litre and 2.0-litre TSI engines and the diesel gets the 2.0-litre TDI,all engines are commonly shared between VW products.
The new Tiguan will be loaded with features like adaptive suspension dampers, LED headlamps (Optional), city emergency braking, obstacle recognition, auto parking function and lane departure warning according to the source.
A more powerful ‘R’ variant might be in the offing for buyers who want more power. Its competitor BMW X1 may also be available as a seven seater according to rumours.
The Tiguan will be an ideal vehicle for an urban SUV user who is looking for a little extra in terms of luxury and SUV-like looks. But, VW India, doesn’t seem to be keen in introducing the Tiguan in India and there is no hint of the vehicle featuring in the company’s future plans for India.