2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Here's Your First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has been teased once again, this time with sketches from the German automaker.

Making its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show that’s just around the corner, the next-generation Tiguan will be heavily influenced by the Cross Coupe GTE concept that debuted earlier this year at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Volkswagen has already announced that the new Tiguan will be built at its plant in Puebla, Mexico, or at least the units heading to the U.S. market will be.

Expect the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan to share engines with the Golf, including a standard 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new model is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform that is underpinning the Golf, Audi TT and A3 models.

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Compared to the current Tiguan, the new model is reportedly 10 inches longer, making room for optional third row seating and additional cargo space. The Tiguan will also be wider but don’t expect it to be heavier since the new platform will shed a few pounds on its own. Check back with AutoGuide.com as we’ll be reporting live from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and we’ll be checking out the Tiguan as soon as it’s unveiled.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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