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Seven-Seat VW Tiguan Arriving in 2016

Will be sold alongside the 2-row version.

Aftervarious rumors and speculations and a general understanding that Volkswagenintends to go deeper into the SUV and crossover segments, the company hasofficially announced that it will begin expanding its lineup with the existingTiguan model. The compact SUV, currently available in two-row, five-seatconfiguration only, will be replaced by a new model that will be unveiled atthe 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Then, probably at the Detroit Auto Show in 2016, a seven-seat,three-row, extended wheelbase model will join the Tiguan lineup.

Both models are expected to ride on VW's MQB platform, with a range offour-cylinder engines that should include a 1.4-liter TSI, 1.6-liter TDI and a2.0-liter TDI. A plug-in hybrid will join the family at a later time. TheTiguan is expected to be offered with 4Motion all-wheel drive.

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