2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Gets Price Drop

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Gets Price Drop

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.

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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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