• Apr 24, 2010
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan – Click above for high-res image gallery

Along with a refreshed Phaeton, Volkswagen also pulled the satin off a refreshed Tiguan here in Beijing. Like the flagship, the Tiguan has adopted the new corporate horizontal bar grille that we've seen on other recent VWs, including the Mk VI Golf. As near as we can tell, not much else has changed. The new look serves the Tiguan well, giving its face a lower, wider appearance. We're guessing the refresh will hit U.S. shores this fall when the 2011 models arrive.



Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The look isn't bad, I like those seats with the suede centers. Wish they would have the TDI option, be a great oil burner commuter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now it looks like a minivan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where's the Tiguan L?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still the stupidest name for a car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, is this going to cost the same as the Audi Q5 2.0T ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      No TDI=No Sale!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like the Tiguan, except that the gas mileage sucks. If it were offered in a TDI, then it would be my choice of vehicles to buy. No reason it couldn't be about the same price point as the 2.0T, it's not really any more expensive to manufacture the engine and parts. The thought of a 4-Motion, TDI compact SUV is very intriguing. Looks like I'll end up with a Jetta SportWagon instead. Would love the A3, but by the time I load it up with all the goodies, it's a lot more than the Jetta. Damn my champagn taste and my tap water budget.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a KIA for some reason.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually the new Kia's are now starting to have German design language.
        Peter Schreyer (25 years with Audi) is their Design Director.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now the front & the back doesn't match at all in terms of design.... Well done VW for throwing out the philosophy of 'design cohesiveness' from your design offices.

      • 4 Years Ago
      No TDI, it is already priced out of it's market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      needs more diesel and 6-sp stick, then I'd buy one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @zamafir

        I'm one of those people willing to pay a little extra (not a huge premium though, ie Golf TDI vs A3 TDI.. I'm going to go for the Golf) to get exactly what I want. But if they don't offer it to begin with, my choices become limited :(
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really? @ 30k to start? doubtfull
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually prefer the way the current one looks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Test drove it, heavy, full of turbo lag. Steering lacks the tight feel.
      Not impressed at all.

      Also compared it with the Saturn Vue & CRV, liked both better in terms of handling and more space to put stuff.



        • 4 Years Ago
        Turbo lag? If you mean the half second it takes before you are thrown to the back of your seat as all the torque is delivered before you cross 3000 RMPs then, Ah yes, that turbo lag.

        And I doubt anything from Saturn can even hang with something from VW.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, the Tiguan is really small. Much smaller than other "Small" suvs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yup, mediocre at best. The only reason it sells so well in europe is the tdi mill.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Turbo lag? Not sure what was wrong with the one you drove. The 2.0T is well known to generate all 207 lb-ft at only 1800 RPM. Not sure how much you drove it under 1800 rpm, though. The CRV, on the other hand, has no power at all, so you certainly can't complain about lag with it. The VUE does have more power, but it is 400 lbs heavier than the Tiguan, so I don't understand the complaint about weight either.
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