Volkswagen Tiguan 2016
Even though there are some serious reservations about the wagon and their future moving forward in the wake of one of the largest automotive fraud situations in history, this German automaker continues to produce top-notch vehicles.
That much is evident in the brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV.
Very much the “big brother” of the Volkswagen crossover SUV lineup, this is the kind of luxury SUV that people have been clamoring for. Beautifully designed, well appointed, and with a very impressive fuel economy under its belt, this is the kind of SUV that the VW company is going to have to bank on pulling them out of their current mess.
At first blush, you are going to notice the same kind of simple and straightforward exterior design that Volkswagen SUVs have enjoyed almost since the first one rolled off of the assembly line.
Though you’re definitely going to be able to distinguish the Volkswagen Tiguan from the Touareg, they share another similar design elements that anyone on the open road will be able to tell that they are related.
The real surprise behind this view comes once you climb inside. Easily one of the most beautifully appointed compact SUV options on the market today, you’re going to find rich leather throughout, a command and control center with multimedia and rear camera capabilities in the seats and some of the most comfortable seats on the planet.
When it comes to performance, though, the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV really starts to separate itself from the rest of the pack.
The in-line four-cylinder engine is made into a front wheel drive system that effortlessly transitions to four-wheel-drive with a push of a button, and it’s all controlled by a six speed shift of all automatic that takes advantage of legendary Volkswagen engineering.
You’ll be able to enjoy quite a bit of power from the engine, as it puts out right around 200 hp and can achieve top speeds pushing 130 miles an hour. Even still you’ll be able to squeeze 21/26 miles per gallon out of this vehicle, and should be able to drive it for between 350 and 450 miles on a single tank of gas.
All things considered, Volkswagen is going to have to do quite a bit to win back public trust in the wake of the latest controversy. However, the brand-new Tiguan is definitely a step in the right direction!
Posted: 12 December 2015