The European version of the next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in less than two weeks.
Expected to be built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform that underpins the Golf, Audi TT and A3 models, the new Tiguan should look quite similar to the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept that was revealed earlier this year at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, based on recent spy photos. The German automaker has already confirmed that production of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan models heading to the U.S. will be at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.
Under the hood of the new Tiguan, Volkswagen will likely borrow engines from the Golf, meaning a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine should be standard. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as well as a 2.0-liter turbo diesel will be part of the lineup and both front- and all-wheel drive will be available.
The model will reportedly grow in about 10 inches in overall length compared to its predecessor, allowing for additional cargo space and an optional third row of seating. And although the width of the model will also increase, expect the weight to actually drop, thanks to the MQB platform.
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