The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan gets a $1,400 price drop and an upgraded infotainment system.
The base compact crossover will now start at $24,825 and will be equipped with VW’s revised MIB II infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen as standard. USB capability finally makes its way into the car, while VW’s CatNet system will be available on all trim lines except the base S. CarNet is a subscription-based system that works with an app to provide real-time updates on the car and allows remote access to many of the car’s functions. The system also has automatic crash notification and roadside assistance, among other features.
The Tiguan also gets new standard heated seats, leatherette seating surfaces, keyless entry and push-button start.
The sportier R-Line trim has also been repositioned to make it more affordable. The trim hierarchy is now: S, R-Line, SE, and SEL. R-Line and higher trims get a bigger 6.3-inch touchscreen.
The Tiguan misses out on a lot of the updates coming to the rest of the VW lineup like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as a host of safety and driver assistance technologies because it is due for a total redesign for the 2017 model year. Expect these features to make it into the upcoming redesigned Tiguan.
In other Volkswagen updates, the larger Touareg SUV also gets a $2,000 price drop and the hybrid model has been discontinued.
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