New Volkswagen Tiguan, first sketches released image

The first official design sketches with the new generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan have been released recently.

Volkswagen has made a step forward from announcing a new generation of the Tiguan for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show by releasing the first official design sketches with the midsized crossover. The model in question will be coming with a completely new design and it seems that some influences have been drawn from the Cross Coupe GTE Concept. The vehicle in question has been toned down, compared to the concept car, and it is getting a less impressive front end and fewer chrome details.

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be 80 kg lighter compared to its predecessor and it will be riding on the MQB platform, the same one used for various vehicles made by the Volkswagen Group. The vehicle in question will be slightly longer than the current version and it will also get shorter overhangs. The second generation of the crossover will be coming, in the base entry-level version, with a 1.4 liter TSI petrol burner which will be producing a total of 125 HP. The range-topping variant of the model will be offered with a 2.0 liter TDI diesel unit, sourced from the Passat, which will get 240 HP. A plug-in hybrid variant is also being planned. Additional details on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan are limited at this point and will be announced in just a day, during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, where its official premiere will be made.