Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen today unveiled in Shanghai the Tiguan HyMotion, a SUV prototype with a fuel cell. The electric engine has a maximum power of 134 hp and the fuel cell system develops 107 hp. The Tiguan HyMotion weights 1870 hg, makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 14 seconds and can hit a top speed of 93 mph.

The SUV family from the Allgaeu region gets a sleek increment. The new Abt Tiguan is more than the "small" brother of the successful Touareg. The car presents itself very self-contained in technology and form. "With its straight lines and curves at the right place it is a very likeable car," says Hans-Jürgen Abt.

Even before its market introduction on 9th November of this year, the European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) tested the safety of the Tiguan and the results are first class. With this result, the Tiguan continues the good tradition established by the Golf, Touran, Passat and Touareg in the past.

Volkswagen made a few extreme testings to the final development phase of the new Tiguan in Namibia. The primary focus of testings were the electronic components - a completely new generation radio and navigation system- and chassis of the new SUV.

A website featuring high-quality animations, real driving scenes and exclusive download features puts Volkswagen’s new offroad vehicle on computer screens in almost 50 countries eight months ahead of its launch. At www.volkswagen.de/tiguan, potential customers can follow the development of the Tiguan in five layers from show car to production vehicle at the so-called Tiguan Base – a virtual building. Users can get to know the Tiguan world and move around it interactively. As the launch of (...)

While the Volkswagen Tiguan concept car has just been unveiled at LA auto show last year, it seems the hostility already started from Toyota.

The new weapon: Tiguan.com domain name. This name will obviously be typed in by numerous buyers when the car will be available someday in 2008 but they might be surprised to see toyota.com website coming up on their screen. it is surprising to see this kind of maneuver from a big car manufacturer. Are they really afraid of the Tiguan that much ? I admit the name itself is scary.

Volkswagen plans to sell the new Tiguan small SUV with a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in all 50 states, probably by late next year. That will give Volkswagen an exclusive because no other small SUVs are available in the United States with a diesel engine, which usually offers a fuel economy gain of 30 percent over a gasoline engine. The 2008 Tiguan TDi was unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The engine is the next generation of VW’s long-running diesels and features a (...)

Volkswagen has unveiled its compact 4x4, the Concept Tiguan, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and has announced that the first examples of the SUV will be delivered to customers by the end of next year. The first news of the Tiguan’s development came with the debut of Concept A in Berlin earlier this year. This latest development in Los Angeles takes the Tiguan one step closer to production and hints strongly at how the final version could look.


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