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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.

Citroen Cactus M Concept Purportedly Caught On Camera

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A Spanish newspaper claims it has captured a faraway picture of Citroen's upcoming Cactus M Concept car during a photoshoot on a local beach.

Audi's Second-Gen R8 Spyder Scooped Ahead Of 2016 Launch

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Our spies have nabbed the first shots of Audi's next open-top R8 Spyder that sticks to a traditional fabric top that tucks away under a retractable lid.

New 2017 Opel & Vauxhall Insignia And Possibly, 2018 Buick Regal, Spied

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We scoop the first shots of the second-generation Opel and Vauxhall Insignia, and if the rumors are true, the next Buick Regal as well.

2017 BMW 5-Series Sedan Prototype Reveals More Details

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The 5-Series is Munich’s second best-selling model globally after the 3-Series. Its seventh generation, codenamed G30, is currently undergoing testing and will be launched in the first half of 2017.

All-New Volvo S90 Spied For The First Time, Coming Next Year

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After the new and well received XC90 SUV, Volvo is prepping a replacement for the aging S80 mid-size executive sedan, the new S90 that we spied here for the first time.

Ferrari California T Special Edition Spotted?

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This different-looking Ferrari California T is allegedly called the Vettel Edition.

Is This The Facelifted Honda CR-Z Hybrid?

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Honda’s sporty hybrid, the CR-Z, has received its first makeover in 2012 and apparently a more significant refresh is on the way this year before an all-new model launches sometime in 2017.

Facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Spied Up Close And Personal In Germany

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Spy photos and videos of the facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 are not new, but this latest video is one of the most detailed so far. Spotted in a car park at the Hockenheimring in Germany last month, the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S prototype was filmed in detail both on the outside and on the inside.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Spied Wearing Very Light Camouflage

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The next-generation Mazda CX-9 has been caught on camera once again, only this time it wore less camouflage, giving us a clearer picture of what the production model will look like.