• Jul 28, 2006
Volkswagen's oddly named Tiguan (hey, the people have spoken), has broken cover on the current issue of Germany's Auto Bild magazine. Although clearly a computer-generated interpretation of VW's cute 'ute, the cover shot gives a more realistic rendering of what is to be Volkswagen's answer to the RAV4 and CR-V. Worthy items of note include the high and tidy belt-line, minimalist C-pillar and pseudo-spoiler, ala Touareg/Cayenne.

As a reminder, the Tiguan will be based off the current Golf platform and make it's debut at the Los Angeles auto show this coming November. Production is slated to begin in 2008.

[Source: The German Car Blog]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw some (scoop/spy) pictures om http://www.tiguan.nl
      • 8 Years Ago
      VW would probably increase sales by 10% if they would just gives their vehicles names that could be pronounced.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like any other Kia/Hyundai/Toyota/Honda mini SUV offering with BMW headlights. Nothing distintive here.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good. This is the SUV that VW should have introduced 5 years ago.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't like it or see anything special there. Looks like their trying to go after Infiniti's FX market with a small SUV.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is that . . .
      Tiguan as in Tih-gwan (using the i sound from iguana) or
      Tiguan as in Ty-gwan (using the i sound from tiger) or
      Tiguan as in Tee-gwas (which sounds best to me)?????

      I'm confused by VW's odd naming of vehicles :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does this mean I won't get a 2007/08 Jetta(Rabbit) wagon? Most disappointing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is a piece of sh$%%, i'd take a dump on it's sorry a#$ hood. Volkswagen is a b(5ches brand and also guys with man purses lol.
      • 8 Years Ago
      2.0T 6-speed-manual 4-motion to the states PLEASE!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      A new vdub product? No thanks. You can have mine.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I hope that VW brings this to North America in a Diesel. This is a large segment that is going to lose some steam due to rising fuel prices. An economical (ie Diesel) version should sell well."

      They will if they indicate the 4 banger they plan to use for the jetta and passat will fit. If not, no diesel. Audi's head of diesel design has been quite volcal in indicating VAG has no desire to design a diesel range just for North America, it's too costly for them, and we're not their largest market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      if I remember correctly, Tiguan is VW's answer to X3. It's not even in Rav4 or CR-V's price range to begin with.

      Anyways .. this scan is old.

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