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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.

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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All-New 2016 VW Tiguan Spied In Production Body

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For the first time, we've spotted VW out in the open testing a 2016 Tiguan prototype in a production body. Our previous tete-a-tete with the Tiguan was last year when VW was still evaluating the car through test-mules..

Spied: VW Nears Supercar Territory With Golf R400 Hyper-Hatch

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VW is really pushing the envelope with its performance Golfs, as after the production-intent 265PS (261hp) Golf GTI Clubsport, we spied a test mule for the upcoming Golf R400.

U Design: 2017 Volkswagen Polo Mk6

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When should we expect the sixth generation of the VW Polo? Within the next two to three years.

New-Gen VW Touran Minivan Spied Ahead of 2015 Launch

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One by one, VW's mainstream models are succumbing to the group's MQB modular architecture, including the next generation of the Touran compact MPV that is rumored to debut either at the Paris Auto Show this October or at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year.

VW's New Transporter Tester Shows Reveals More of its Interior in Scoop Shots

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We'll start off by answering a question we posed last time we snagged a prototype of the new VW Transporter in regards to whether it's a facelifted T5 or the next T6: according to our latest intel, the answer is actually both.

Scoop: First Glimpse of 2015 VW Caddy Facelift's Interior

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Volkswagen is plotting a redesign for its popular Caddy small van range that's available in both commercial and passenger variants. While we've seen prototypes before, this time, our spies in Germany had a first nose inside the 2015 (or 2016) Caddy.

New VW Golf SportWagen GTE Plug-in Hybrid Spotted in San Francisco

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Fact 1: VW presented a sporty-flavored, plug-in hybrid version of the new Golf Mk7 hatchback dubbed the GTE at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

Fact 2: The Jetta SportWagen's successor, the new Golf SportWagen will go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2015 with an initial choice of two engines, a 150hp 2.0-liter diesel, and a 170hp 1.8-liter turbo'd gasoline unit.

Spied: 2015 VW Transporter Test Mule Sports New Dash

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In roughly a year's time from now, Volkswagen will release a new iteration of its Transporter series of commercial and passenger vans, which includes a variety of body styles ranging from the regular and Highroof Panel Vans, to the Crew Cab Pick-up, and the 6- to 9-passenger editions Shuttle, Kombi, Caravelle, and Multivan.

Scoop: VW Caddy Undergoes Another Facelift

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Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Caddy has been a mainstay of Volkswagen's light commercial vehicle range, while also providing a number of vans to the brand's passenger lineup. The current, third generation Caddy, has been on the market since the end of 2003, and it will continue to serve VW in an updated form.

VW Golf R Wagon Prototype Spotted at the Ring Sporting Quad Exhausts

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The VW Golf R estate prototype we featured more than a month ago seems to not necessarily have shown the final production form of the car. That silver car had other wheels and a different looking exhaust, while this new black one comes with a quad-pipe setup at the back.

New VW Golf R SportWagen Spied Again; Would You Buy One?

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Volkswagen not only continues to test prototypes of the Golf R Estate /Variant /Wagon /SportWagen (same car, different names for different markets) on the Nürburgring circuit, but it's doing so with even more production-ready cars, as you can see from this latest undisguised prototype.

Europe's New VW Passat Spied on Film in Both Sedan and Estate Forms

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Following closely in the footsteps of the Golf 7, both in terms of styling and mechanical hardware, the eighth generation of Volkswagen's European Passat (codenamed B8) is edging closer to its world premiere that could happen as early as this fall at the Paris Motor Show.

China's New 2015 VW Passat B8 Looks Better Than Yours, Better Than Yours…

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China has done it again. Shortly after photos of the undisguised production version of the Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe (NMC) Concept surfaced on the internet, images of the next generation Passat, codenamed B8, without any trace of camouflage, also made their online appearance.

VW's New Midsize Coupe Scooped in Production Guise!

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Eight days – that's all it took for Volkswagen's New Midsize Coupe (NMC) Concept that was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show last week to be captured on camera in production form, and without a single trace of camouflage.

Hot VW Golf R Wagon Pictured and Filmed Running Around the 'Ring

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There's something about heated up station wagons that gets many motoring enthusiasts (myself included) all charged up. Perhaps it's the allure of having a car that satisfies many needs and wants, including the one for speed, while also defying mainstream car culture – at least in the U.S. were estates are officially an endangered species.

VW's Next Generation 2015 Passat B8 Filmed in Europe

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Whereas the North American VW Passat is reportedly heading for a heavy facelift in 2015, for Europe and other global markets, the Germans are working on a brand-new generation codenamed B8 that will sit on the group's modular MQB platform.

Spied: Watch Hotter VW Golf GTI Driven Hard on the Nürburgring

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Following last week photos of a spiced up VW Golf GTI testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a video of its laps on the iconic racetrack has surfaced online. The hardcore Golf GTI is rumored to be a more powerful Club Sport version that could bridge the gap between the standard Golf GTI and the mighty Golf R.

Scoop: Is VW Testing a New Golf GTI Club Sport Variant?

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Volkswagen placed our spy photographers on alert this week when it rolled out a mysterious red-colored Golf GTI hatch with some minor modifications on and around the Nürburgring track in Germany.