Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

When the Volkswagen Tiguan received its first update at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show , a lot of people believed that it was only a matter of time before a next-generation crossover arrives in dealerships.

We all know now that an all-new Tiguan is scheduled to be unveiled early next year so these spy shots of a Tiguan mule has arrived at just the right time.

Our initial response upon seeing these spy photos aren’t all that impressive. Unless our eyes deceive us, the new Tiguan looks a lot longer than its predecessor, all while riding higher than we initially thought and carrying a bigger set of wheels.

That, of course, is partly explained by Volkswagen’s decision to base the new Tiguan on the MQB platform, which has a slightly longer wheelbase to allow more space for rear passengers to be comfortable, particularly in the legroom area. It’ll still be a five-seater because adding those two extra seats would mean it would overlap with Volkswagen’s plans of offering a new SUV that will be based on the CrossBlue Concept .

The front end doesn’t appear to carry any drastic changes in design, although there’s no clear shot of the front that would lead us to believe that its styling characteristic has been dramatically altered.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Volkswagen Tiguan received a first update at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and surprisingly, no major tuning kits have been announced for the small SUV since then. Today however, German tuner, ABT Sportsline, announced a complete upgrade kit for the Tiguan that includes exterior and upgrades for nearly every engine in the lineup.

The exterior kit includes a new front grille, new door strip attachments and for the rear, a new skirt that hides the exhaust pipes and a new spoiler. The tuner is advising its clients to opt for either the ER-C or DR wheels, but CR alloy wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the tuner upgrades both the petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0-liter TDI version is tuned to 140, 170 or 195 horsepower (up from the standard 110, 140 and 170 horsepower). The 1.4-liter turbo version now delivers 160, 180 or 210 horsepower, depending on the version your Tiguan has. For the most powerful engine, the 2.0-liter TSI engine delivers either 230 or 260 horsepower.

Since its official debut back in 2007, theVolkswagen Tiguan has become the most successful SUV on the German market. So the fact that Volkswagen has already decided to offer a facelift for most of the line and as many accessories as possible shouldn’t surprise anyone. Joining the bunch is the availability of a new R-Line Package offered exclusively for the ‘Sport & Style’ equipment version.

For the exterior of the Tiguan , the R-Line package adds a black textured rear diffuser, aluminum door sill plates with R-Line logo, and another R-Line logo on the radiator grille. R-Design bumpers will also be painted in the body color, while the R-Line roof spoiler will receive matte chrome insertions. The final touch was given by a new set of 19" Mallory alloy wheels painted in"Sterling silver." For the exterior color, customers will get to choose between "Candy white," "Reflex silver metallic," "Deep Black pearl effect," "Night blue metallic," and "Pepper grey metallic."

For the interior, the R-Line package adds front sport seats, head restraints with integrated R-Line logo, and a multifunction steering wheel with aluminum accents and R-Line badge.

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After several years of lackluster sales, Volkswagen’s small, car-based SUV has finally taken off. With sales up nearly 30% over last summer’s sales, it seems customers have found the Tiguan endearing...finally.

With their mid-cycle refresh coming up for the 2012 Tiguan, it features a few upgrades. Things like park assist, ride control, and start/stop functions are a welcome (and frankly overdue) addition. The downside? Virtually none of the sweet tech upgrades will make it to U.S. shores citing cost reasons.

While the Tiguan is a great car, we think that when the complete model refresh happens (production should move the U.S. by that point), that will be the time to jump and snatch it up at a possible lower price.

Hit the jump to read the full review and thumb through the hi-res gallery.

The Volkswagen Tiguan has just recently received a facelift so it would make perfect sense for ABT Sportsline to revise the tuning package they prepared back in 2007 . Their latest tuning kit includes a series of exterior and interior upgrades, plus plenty of engine upgrades for all the models in the line-up.

The exterior package refines the look of the SUV with a prominent front grill, door strips, and a rear wing set with a pronounced rear muffler. The tuner is also advising its clients to opt for a new set of DR alloys wheels in combination with high-performance tires.

So far, the package is a big fat yawn, but then we get into the modifications made under the hood. ABT Sportsline has taken the 2.0 TDI version and increased its output from 140 HP to 170 HP. They then followed it with the 1.4 liter turbo which jumped from 160 HP to 210 HP. If the power jump isn’t enough for these two engines, they succeeded in keeping the fuel consumption exactly the same. Although exact figures weren’t provided, we can’t say the same for the top version, the 2.0-TSI engine, which has received a jump from 210 HP to 250 HP. All of these updates were done by using ABT’s Power upgrade system.

After a very short history, it is only 3 years old, the Volkswagen Tiguan has already received a facelift version for the 2011 model year. Official debut will be made in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show, but Volkswagen has revealed the first details today.

Of course do not expect impressive changes, but the few made are really improving the car’s look. The new Tiguan gets redesigned headlights, a fresh grille, a new bumper and LED technology for for the headlights and taillights. Interior will also get improved materials and new technologies. Volkswagen announced no changes under the hood, so we expect to see the usual TDI and TSI engines.

In Germany the new Tiguan will go on sale at a price of 24,175 euro for the Trend & Fun version with 1.4 TSI 122 HP engine. The Tiguan has long been one of the most popular Volkswagens in the world. Its highest volume markets: all of Europe, Russia, USA, China, Brazil and Australia.

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Despite our lack of love for these machines, they are cars that people love to buy, so we felt we had to rank our favorites, despite not really having a favorite. It’s more like a list from the vehicles we can’t stand to the machines we could tolerate.

In order to rank these crossovers we had to look at them in a few ways. The reason for buying one of these is practicality, safety, style, and comfort. That’s what the public is looking at. We, on other hand, will incorporate those with our own interests, such as speed, driving dynamics, and coolness level. All of these machines will cost under $30,000.

There are plenty to choose from, with options from Ford , General Motors , Honda , and Toyota . Not to mention the smaller companies like Hyundai and Kia who are creating better machines on a monthly basis. So, do these new boys have what it takes to take down the old veterans?

Hit the jump to find out.

Volkswagen is offering a new special edition for their best-sold SUV. Based on the "Trend & Fun" trim level, the new Tiguan Freestyle comes with Blue Motion Technology and a starting price of €24 925.

The Freestyle edition adds 16-inch alloy wheels, comfort seats in the front, a light and sight package, fog lamps, park pilot, textile floor mats, and cruise control. The winter package adds heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, and a headlamp cleaning system.

The new Tiguan Freestyle will be offered for every engine in the line-up: a 1.4 liter TSI with Blue Motion Technology and 122 hp and the powerful petrol engine producing 150-170 hp, but it will also come in the common-rail diesel engine producing 110-140 hp. It gets an optional seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox and all-wheel drive 4MOTION system. The RNS 510 is available with newly developed off-road navigation as an option.

The new Freestyle comes with a price tag of up to €1610.

The Tiguan has decided to show us its rump! After seeing the front of the facelift version Volkswagen Tiguan thanks to a leaked brochure, today the next crossover has also revealed its rear. As a reminder, the facelift Volkswagen Tiguan will make its official debut in September at the Paris Auto Show.

While the front gets a restyled front bumper, new fog lights, an updated grille, and LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlights, the rear will only get LED taillight clusters. And like the previous photo, there will also be a new set of wheels. Basically, the back of the Tiguan is no different than the previous model so this view of the vehicle doesn’t exactly wow us at all.

Most likely the engine line-up will remain the same, with just a few updates made to improve fuel consumption. A hybrid version may also be in the works, but that model won’t be released for several years.

Source: WCF

Production for the Volkswagen Tiguan started back in 2007 and although it may still be a relatively young model, it wouldn’t necessarily surprise us if it were to receive a facelift. It seems Volkswagen thought this would be a good time as well as they are already preparing a facelift version for the Tiguan crossover, for both the European and the North American market. The official debut is expected to be made in September at the Paris Motor Show . This news comes to us after a Tiguan brochure leaked its way to the internet last night.

The facelift version includes a restyled front bumper, new fog lights, an updated grille, LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlights, and restyled wheels. The new trademark face of Volkswagen is also evident in the pictures leaked. The interior will only see a change in the form of a simplified climate control system. The engine will also only see minor changes as Volkswagen makes alterations to improve fuel efficiency and decrease emissions.

Source: WCF

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