2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview
VW shows off its first crossover and hopes more buyers come over
What it Is
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview – 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: The Touareg has a baby bro, dubbed the Tiguan, and it’s VW’s first crossover. Built on a modified Passat platform, the four-door, all-wheel drive SUV goes on sale in the U.S. next summer. Tiguan will do battle in the same arena as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, although it won’t sell in the same high volume. In the world market VW will offer five engines, three gasoline and two diesel, four of which are turbocharged and one that isn’t coming here at first is supercharged and turbocharged. On the utility side of things, the Tiguan will tow 5,500 pounds.
by Bob Beamesderfer
MyRide Road Test Editor
Photo Credit: Volkswagen, Staff