Monday, December 23, 2013

Volkswagen Tiguan preview for2015

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover that ombines the functionality of a sedan into a taller package. Although the Tiguan may look like a smaller version of the Touareg, the two are very different cars: the Touareg is a ruggedly constructed SUV with off-roading ability, and the Tiguan is a tall wagon that competes with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, and the Hyundai...
Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover vehicle (CUV) manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen using the PQ35 platform of the Volkswagen Golf. All Tiguans feature two-row seating and four-cylinder engines.
The Tiguan debuted as a concept vehicle at the November 2006Los Angeles International Auto Show and in production form at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Manufacture began in the winter of 2007 at Volkswagen's 2001-2009 subsidiary Auto 5000 (an experimental company-within-a-company) in Wolfsburg and continued subsequently under the company's standard contract arrangements, at Wolfsburg and in Kaluga, Russia
As of 2011, more than 700,000 Tiguans had been sold worldwide since September 2007 with the greatest sales in Europe, Russia, the United States, China, Brazil, and Australia. (Euro NCAP) gave the Tiguan a five-star safety rating.
The name Tiguan, pronounced TEE-gwan, is a portmanteau of theGerman words Tiger (“tiger”) and Leguan (“iguana”) and won a naming contest by German car magazine publisher Autobild — from a field of names that also included Namib, Rockton, Liger,Samun and Nanuk
The Tiguan is offered worldwide in various trim levels. In the US, trim levels include S, SE, and SEL. In the UK, trim levels are S, Match, Sport and Escape. In Canada, trim levels are Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline and Highline with an optional Sport Package. In Russia and other markets, trim levels include Trend & Fun, Sport and Style, andTrack & Field. European markets received an R-Line trim level beginning in 2010.
It’s not clear yet whether the regular Tiguan will address the criticism of the current model’s boot capacity, which is small for an SUV. An extended wheelbase Tiguan, however, could come with three rows of seats and be seen a cheaper alternative to the Touareg.