Tiguan achieves its best result in history. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 1, 2016 2016 Tiguan S in FWD spec – 21/26 mpgUS city/highway rated with the 2.0L TSI retails for $25,755 incl. the $865 D&H charge to start. TrueCar shows it can be purchased for just over $20k on the East coast and $21k on the West. Combining a 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque direct injected and turbocharged 2.0L I4 with a 6-speed AT, the Tiguan is a solid package with premium appointments. Tiguan - New for 2016 The base Tiguan is almost $1,400 less than the 2015 model with new standard features including V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, heated seats and Keyless access with push-button start. The addition of a new infotainment system for 2016 provides new connectivity. VW is one of the first in the industry to support all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The new MIB II system offers USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, allowing owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle’s head unit. VW Car-Net’s connected vehicle services umbrella also includes connected car services, advanced telematics, and enhanced navigation available by subscription. 2016 VW Tiguan Interior The Tiguan R-Line has a lower price point between the S and SE trims. The trim order is now S, R-Line, SE, and SEL, all with more standard content across the model range. The entry-level S trim line adds MIB II infotainment systems with 5” touchscreen and USB, Keyless access with push-button start, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, power driver’s seat recline, heated washer nozzles and automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming mirror. R-Line and higher trims receive MIB II infotainment with a 6.3” touchscreen, USB and VW Car-Net App-Connect. A panoramic sunroof is now standard on the SE, along with 18” alloys; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs and the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS); LED rear license plate lights; foglights with cornering function; full power driver’s seat, power passenger seat recline; and chrome interior switches, exterior door trim, window surround, and roof rails. The SEL model is equipped with 19” alloys, sport suspension; leather seating surfaces with dual full power; memory driver’s seat; power folding door mirrors; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLSs and the Adaptive Front-lighting System; LED rear license plate lights and automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming mirror. VW May 2016 Sales Overview With two fewer selling days (24 vs 26 in May of 2015), VW achieved sales of 28,779, down 17.2 percent below the 34,758 vehicles sold in May of 2015. On a daily selling rate (DSR) basis, May sales were down 10.3 percent. Year to date sales of 125,205 are down 13.1 percent below the 144,006 sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were off 12.4 percent. VW May 2016 Sales Highlights Tiguan SUV sales were notably strong as the model achieved its best May sales on record with 4,394 sold, up 42.7 percent over the 3,079 sold in May of 2015. On a DSR basis, sales were up 54.6 percent. YTD sales of 17,490 were up 58.0 percent over the 11,073 sold during the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were up 59.2 percent. Market Share Detail In May, Hyundai and Nissan each picked up 0.5 percent market share while GM took a hit losing 1.6 percent vs. April of 2016. On a volume basis, May sales of 1.53 million vehicles was down 6.1 percent below May of 2015s 1.63 million vehicles sold result. On a DSR basis however (24 vs. 26 days), May sales were up 1.7 percent. 2016 YTD sales of 7.08 million is up 0.7 percent ahead of the 7.03 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis (126 vs. 127 days), U.S. 2016 sales were up 1.5 percent. U.S. May 2016 Sales vs. May 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM May 2016 Sales Down 18.0% with 240,450 Vehicles Sold Ford May 2016 Sales Down 5.9% with 235,997 Vehicles Sold Toyota May 2016 Sales Down 9.6% with 219,339 Vehicles Sold FCA May 2016 Sales Up 1.1% with 204,452 Vehicles Sold Honda May 2016 Sales Down 4.8% with 147,108 Vehicles Sold Nissan May 2016 Sales Down 1.0% with 133,496 Vehicles Sold Hyundai May 2016 Sales Up 11.6% with 71,006 Vehicles Sold Kia May 2016 Sales Up 0.8% with 62,926 Vehicles Sold Subaru May 20165 Sales Up 1.1% with 50,083 Vehicles Sold BMW May 2016 Sales Down 8.8% with 33,612 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz May 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 32,567 Vehicles Sold VW May 2016 Sales Down 17.2% with 28,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda May 2016 Sales Down 4.3% with 28,328 Vehicles Sold Audi May 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 18,728 Vehicles Sold In May, BMW moved back ahead of Mercedes-Benz. Ford was just 4,453 units off of overtaking GM as the number one OEM in the U.S. sales tally and Mazda was just 451 vehicles from taking over VWs 12th position. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in May was approximately 17.0 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.2 million vehicles.