Volkswagen has revealed the first images of its Tiguan, the new compact 4x4 which will go on sale in the UK
in February 2008, following its world public debut at the Frankfurt
Motor Show in September. Concept Tiguan made its debut at the Los
Angeles Motor Show last year.
Slightly larger than the Volkswagen Touran compact MPV, the
Tiguan is 4.4 m long, 1.8 m wide and 1.6 m in height. It has a
purposeful appearance which reinforces its strong links to its ‘big
brother’, the Touareg, with raised suspension, large tyres and true 4x4
In the UK, the Tiguan will initially be available with two
engines – a 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI diesel which is likely to be the most
popular model, and a 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI petrol unit. Later in 2008 a
170 PS TDI and two further petrol engines will become available to
order. Both diesel engines meet the stringent Euro 5 emissions standard
that comes into effect in 2009.
S, SE and Sport models will be offered at launch, all with
4MOTION four-wheel drive and an 18 degree angle of approach, a figure
that defines the size of obstruction the vehicle can drive
over. Customers requiring additional off-road capability can choose a
28 degree angle of approach front end. This model comes with a radiator
protection grille, underbody protection, hill descent control and a
UK pricing is expected to start at around Ł19,000, with
Volkswagen Retailers due to start taking orders for the new car in
November. Customers can keep up to date with all the latest
developments by visiting www.volkswagen.co.uk/tiguan .