Volkswagen Tiguan to spawn Tiguan XL and Coupe variants

forcegt 2016 volkswagen tiguan front quarter

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will reportedly spawn a raft of variants, including a seven-seater and coupe crossover.

Speaking to Auto Express in the UK, Volkswagen head of compact models, Dr Jochen Bohle said: “We have plans for a whole Tiguan family over the next two to three years.”

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Sitting on the same MQB platform as the new Tiguan, the seven-seat model is expected to be longer than the five-seater model, with 110mm extra wheelbase. The upsized variant will reportedly be called the Tiguan XL.

Bohle went on to reveal that a five-door coupe variant is also in the works. “It’s a very exciting car, the coupe. Dr Diess (Herbert Diess, Volkswagen Chairman) is very strong behind this model, and it’s looking fantatic,” he said.

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Unlike the Tiguan XL, the Tiguan Coupe will share the regular model’s wheelbase and will be a global model (the XL is expected to be limited to only a few markets).

Note: 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan shown

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