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Citroën Cactus M Concept – Is This It?


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Following some teaser photos that didn’t reveal much, the first allegedly official images of the Citroën Cactus M Concept have surfaced on the internet.

New Audi S4 Sedan Busted Out In The Open With No Camo


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An undisguised prototype for Audi's next-gen S4 performance saloon was captured testing in the Alps. And yes, it doesn't look all that different from the regular 2016 A4 sedans with the S Line package, bar some minor tweaks.

Ford Spied Testing New 2016 Ka On European Soil


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This faintly camouflaged five-door city car is the next Ford Ka for the European market.

First Pics Of New Tesla Model X In Production Guise!


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We received an unexpected surprise today with the circulation of the first photos of the production Tesla Model X via the brand's private configurator for Signature reservation holders.

New 2017 VW Tiguan Photographed Completely Undisguised!


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Having recently shown you our artist impression of the all-new 2017 VW Tiguan, we were caught entirely by surprise today when a Carscoops' reader shared these photos of the production model in its birthday suit.

Suzuki Prepping SX4 S-Cross For A Mild Facelift


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It may seem like yesterday that Suzuki launched the new SX4 S-Cross, but it's actually been more than two years and now, the Japanese brand is readying a facelift for their compact crossover.

New 2016 Volvo S90 Sedan Previewed By Scale Model?


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Could these leaked images of a 2016 (possibly 2017MY in North America) Volvo S90 sedan in scale model form from China be showing the real thing?

New 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Scooped; Here's What Makes It Different


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Chevy is brewing a mighty ZL1 version of its new and lighter sixth-gen Camaro and we've caught GM's engineers testing one of the first prototypes on the road.

New 2017 Audi Q5 Spied Wearing An Evolutionary-Looking Production Body


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Our new spyshots reveal Audi's next mid-sized Q5 SUV on test in Spain about a year before it lands in showrooms around the world to fight the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60.

Jaguar’s 600HP F-Type SVR Will Come In Convertible Form, Too


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Merely a week after we posted a rendering, our suspicion that Jaguar will give both versions of its sports car the SVR treatment has been confirmed.

All-New 2016 Toyota Prius – This Is It!


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Toyota's next-generation 2016 Prius has been nabbed undisguised ahead of a planned reveal on September 8 and a world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show the following week.

Future Cars: VW Sends All-New 2016 Tiguan SUV To The Gym


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Volkswagen’s Tiguan has largely been a success for the German manufacturer. One could put this down to its solid dynamics, reasonable performance, and typically inoffensive, but handsome VW styling. In other words, for the enthusiast amongst us, it was as practical as a plastic bucket and exciting as a potato.

Now for those who appreciate some degree of visual intrigue in their daily school-run mode of transport - we have some great news! The VW boffins in Wolfsburg have been hard at work testing their next-generation Tiguan, and first indications look very promising…

Muscular Germanic Styling:

When the current Tiguan was revealed, it was a breath of fresh air compared to the seemingly junky alternatives of the same era - its taut, yet reserved styling was akin to wearing a tuxedo to the local pub.

For 2016, that tux has become brawnier and more athletic. Following on from other recent VW debuts, the styling is very clean with sharp creases and folds across much of the bodywork. Frontal aspects have strong doses of latest EU Passat and Polo, whilst the DLO (daylight opening area) follows on from the out-going car; albeit in a sharper, more refined nature.

An Upscale Interior:

Sitting inside the departing 2015 Tiguan is rather pleasant - if a little dated, and arguably behind the current pack. Good news for 2016 is that there will be two versions; a 5 seater and larger 7-seat offering. Noticeable improvements are said to have been made to ergonomics, cabin space and driver assistance technology.

Interior design is believed to mimic shades of the latest European-market Passat, VW CrossBlue Coupe and Cross Coupe GTE Concepts. Here one can expect strong horizontal styling, contemporary detailing, premium materials, and impressive build quality.

What Will Drive It:

As it’s based on the MQB modular platform, the next Tiguan will likely use existing four-cylinder engines shared with the Golf; so cue either an 2.0-liter TSI petrol, or 2.0-liter TDI diesel unit for North America, with other markets such as Europe getting a broader lineup. The question remains if Volkswagen will add hybrid and/or plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Market Positioning:

VW’s Tiguan sits within the school-run segment of compact SUV’s. Here it battles for soccer-mum chariot of choice against Honda’s CRV, Toyota Rav 4, Ford Escape, Mazda CX5, Kia Sportage, Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester.

All of the above are very competent and worthy competitors, however I suspect Volkswagen may just trump the lot by having upper-class 5 and 7-seat versions when it comes to reveal time later this year.

Tell us what you think of the all-new Tiguan in the discussion area below.

By Josh Byrnes

Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes



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We Caught Kia's All-New Sportage Out In The Open


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Here's a better, real-life look at Kia's next-generation Sportage before it makes its formal world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September.

First Photos of New DS4 Crossback And DS4 Facelift


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Images of the Citroen group's new jacked-up DS4 Crossback and the refreshed for the 2016MY DS4 hatchback have surfaced on the web ahead of their Frankfurt Motor Show debut.

Sports Tourer Adds Room And Practicality To New Opel & Vauxhall Astra


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If you dig the new compact Astra but need a whole lot more cargo space, Opel and sister firm Vauxhall are placing the finishing touches on a Sports Tourer variant.

Mystery Hyundai Hatch Could Be 2017 i30 / Elantra GT Prototype


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Our spies came across this compact-sized prototype outside Hyundai Motor Europe's R&D facility in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and they think it's a tester for the next i30 or, as we know it in North America, the Elantra GT.

Refreshed 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S Spotted Camo-Free For The First Time


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There’s been lots of talk about the updated 911, code-named 991/2 rumored to launch in Frankfurt, yet somehow, the current Turbo is being sidelined.

Possible Baby Ferrari Dino Test Mule Spied


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We already know that the Dino is on its way – because Marchionne confirmed it – but we had to see it to believe it.

Second-Gen Audi A5 Coupe Spied, Doesn’t Surprise Us Much


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Evolution, not revolution: Audi has embraced this maxim with almost religious zeal. The powers-that-be at Ingolstadt sure know something; then again, it’s become a cliché to say that every new model looks almost identical to its predecessor.

All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Revealed In Leaked Shots


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Hyundai wasn't joking when it said that the all-new Elantra, called Avante AD in its home market, is "just around the corner", as shots of an undisguised model surfaced on Korean websites.