Posted by: David Kiley on November 29, 2006
Volkswagen showed a close-to-production concept car of its Tiguan SUV, due in showrooms a year from now.
The show Tiguan is powered by a diesel engine that uses Bluetec technology — the result of a joint effort among VW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz to promote clean-burning diesels.
An SUV at the low-end, priced in the mid $20K-$30K bracket is way way overdue for Volkswagen. As soon-to-be former Bernd Pischetsrieder told me once…it wasn’t his idea not to build a platform for the current generation Golf that could more easily accomodate a small SUV. That bit of business, he said, was on former chairman and current antagonizer Ferdinand Piech’s plate.