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VW Tiguan A Year Away

Posted by: David Kiley on November 29, 2006

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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.

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