The 2.0L "Clean TDI" Bluetec diesel sitting in the engine bay of the Volkswagen Tiguan "concept" that bowed at LA last week will be featured in the production car as well. The production Tiguan TDI will keep the pollution in check through the use of a NOx catalytic storage converter, particulate filter, and other technology.
Don't expect to see the TDI right away, though. According to VW's Steve Keyes, the little utility will launch rather soon with a gasoline engine in the Fall '07. The TDI will arrive after that.
Watch (and hear) the TDI-equipped Tiguan in action here.
[Source: Automotive News (sub req)]