You’ve probably heard about the recent Volkswagen diesel scandal, even if you haven’t been following the car market nor were you a car enthusiast. That’s simply because Volkswagen is one of 5 largest auto manufacturers in the world with Lamborghini, Bentley, Audi, Bugatti, Porsche, Seat, Ducati, Man, Scania and many others under its belt – it’s hard not to draw attention to the German manufacturer with such foul play being found. Volkswagen (VOW3) did pay the price however with their stock price dropping to a measly €92.36 -4.14 (-4.29%).
Now, enough about the Diesel scandal – Let’s talk about the new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan that will come in a long wheelbase form (for the U.S market) and a short wheelbase form (for the Euro market) while exterior changes are subtle but very strict retaining the current design direction of all Volkswagen vehicles with the use of sharper edgier lines, bolder styling and a roomier interior.
The front fascia received new styling which includes a solid LED daytime running light strip that is placed on-top of the headlights, a larger lower grille as opposed to the previous version. The side remains slightly unchanged but is consistent with the new design thus adapting the sharper lines and the new flow of the car, while the back received a major refresh. You will notice that the rear is much more squarer than before – mainly because designers squeezed the rear window to give it a squared-off look while the taillights get LED accents inside of a sharper L shaped tail light which looks like the new Golf taillights just got a bump at the side. The whole car just looks sharper and better, making the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan extremely hard to resist in such a segment.
On the inside, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan got some updates which included a new center console that is much more ergonomic than before – the previous interior looked like Volkswagen din’t know what to do with the added height so they just stacked another layer of vents and plastic on a standard VW interior – no longer the case. The HVAC controls were placed lower and no longer offer a digital readout, while the steering wheel got a redesign that is much sharper and better looking than before. The shift knob got a very small redesign making it thinner than before (They seem to get thinner every year) and lastly the instrument cluster that follows the rest of the Volkswagen models with two separate speed and rpm gauges and a small digital display in the middle.