Ground Control to Major Tig: 2016 VW Tiguan To Get Connectivity Upgrades

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Volkswagen’s Tiguan compact crossover, which has been on sale for a long seven years, may be practically forgotten by the car-buying public, but not by its maker. VW is giving the small SUV a major technology update for the 2016 model year in the form of VW’s all-new MIB II modular infotainment system.



What does this mean for you, John Q. Consumer? Likely not much, although it does bring contemporary in-car basics such as built-in USB ports to the Tiguan for the first time. (Current models have a VW-specific media hookup that requires optional adapters to connect iPhones or USB devices.) The next-generation MIB II system also boasts a larger touch screen, improved graphics, and the capability to use phone-mirroring software such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but we applaud VW for releasing the new system even as the next-generation Tiguan is expected to debut by the end of the year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s