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2017 VW Tiguan XL (7-seater) spied up close in China

2017 VW Tiguan XL 7-seater (2)

The 7-seater’s wheelbase is 110 mm longer than that of the 5-seat variant.

The 2017 VW Tiguan XL 7-seat crossover has been spied up close in China where it is expected to make its sales debut. The longer version of the Tiguan will then be launched in several markets eventually including India.

Previous spyshots revealed that the car has already entered production in China. Compared to the 5-seater, the new derivative has a wheelbase that is longer by 110 mm.

2017 VW Tiguan XL 7-seater (1)

The VW Tiguan 7-seater gets redesigned daylight opening, longer wheelbase, tweaked front fascia and new alloy wheels.

The vehicle’s overall length is also expected to have increased in accordance with the wheelbase extension. Net result would be enough room for third row of seats without compromising too much on the boot space.

As far as design is concerned, the longer Tiguan differentiates itself from its sibling by means of a slightly different chrome embellished grille, new bumper, elongated daylight opening, and new alloy wheels.

2017 VW Tiguan XL 7-seater (3)

The Tiguan XL is slated for its Indian debut in the foreseeable future.

The MQB platform-based 7-seat crossover will share its TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines with the regular variant. Both manual and automatic transmissions would be on offer.

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The 2017 VW Tiguan XL is expected to be launched in India towards the end of next year or early 2018. VW should localize the car significantly to have a competitive edge over its rivals.

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