Volkswagen is apparently adamant about expanding its Tiguan lineup with an additional seven-seat model, next to the already preexisitng five-seater version. And this is a little bit confusing since Volkswagen already confirmed the arrival of their new seven-seat crossover based on the CrossBlue Concept, making it seem a bit redundant.
AutoCar however says that the new seven-seater Tiguan is going to happen for the next generation model and the next generation Tiguan overall is due for a launch at next year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The long-wheelbase model should debut a few month later, most likely at the Detroit Auto Show in 2016.
The next Tiguan should get its bones from Volkswagen’s latest MQB modular platform, making the five-seater maintain its current size. The seven-seater is planned to be sold in North America, China, and Europe.
Expect the usual array of four-cylinder gas and diesel turbo mills with optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid is also being developed as well.