The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan has been speculatively rendered prior to an official launch set for IAA in September.
Our colleagues at omniauto.it blended styling cues from the CrossBlue and Cross Coupe GTE concepts and hopefully the real deal will be more than just a scaled down Touareg as indicated in our recent batch of spy shots. It's safe to say the new model will adopt sharper lines to create a more angular design as seen in just about all recent VAG products.
For the first time ever, the Tiguan will also spawn a longer seven-seat version but that won't be available in Europe and China as VW wants to sell it mostly in North & South America as well as in other select markets. The three-row Tiguan will be built in Mexico and is programmed to enter production late next year so it will likely go on sale early 2017.
As for the standard five-seater Tiguan, it is bound to show up at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and should be powered by an array of turbocharged gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines linked to a standard FWD layout and an optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive setup.
These two Tiguans could be joined in the years to come by a sleeker coupe-styled five-door version, but VW hasn't confirmed this new body style just yet.