September 12, 2007
Volkswagen unveils Tiguan compact SUV at Frankfurt Motor Show
2008 Volkswagen Tiguan. Click image to enlarge
Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of the new Tiguan at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt; the company calls its all-new SUV the “small brother” of the Touareg. The Tiguan is being introduced with five engines, the first time Volkswagen has introduced an SUV globally with all engines either supercharged or turbocharged.
Depending on the market, the Tiguan will be offered with three gasoline or two diesel engines, including an all-new TDI engine that meets European emissions standards for 2009. Other available market-dependent features include a park assist feature and radio navigation system for off-road driving.
The Tiguan will also feature 4Motion all-wheel drive, two six-speed transmissions, an optional double cargo floor with cargo management system, and panoramic sunroof.
Also at the Frankfurt show, Volkswagen has unveiled its new Up! concept vehicle. The company says it will use the response of show visitors to determine whether the concept has the potential for production as the Beetle or Golf. The small four-seater features a rear-mounted engine, roomy cabin, transparent tailgate and stowable seats that can be inflated with air for maximum comfort.