The Volkswagen Tiguan concept which was unveiled at the
2006 LA Motor show was a thinly disguised production model
small-SUV which will sit under the Volkswagen
Touareg in VW's lineup.
The production version of the Tiguan, was revealed in
2007, and the road-going model is almost identical to
the concept, with the exception of the orange highlighted
wheels and paintwork.
The Tiguan is a development of a previous Volkswagen concept,
the Volkswagen Concept A shown at the 2006 Geneva Motor
Show, and both vehicles have a similar aesthetic design,
although the Tiguan displays a far more practical shape
than the fastback styled Concept
At the rear of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the taillights have
been integrated into the shoulder section in a manner
similar to those found on the Volkswagen Eos (See Volkswagen
Concept C and Passat.
Inside, the Tiguan concept has been appointed with a similar
black, silver and orange color scheme as that found on
the exterior. Furthermore the orange tread pattern of
the wheels is emblazoned on the vintage style black leather
seats. A panoramic sunroof brings light to the interior
which can seat up to five occupants. A folding rear bench
seat allows the interior to be configured for hauling
cargo or people.
Powering the Volkswagen Tiguan concept is an entirely
new type of diesel engine called BLUETEC. The engine,
developed in partnership with Audi and Mercedes-Benz,
is designed to significantly reduce emissions by using
nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converters to reduce
nitrogen oxide by up to 90% over conventional diesels.
Similar and related vehicles:
Volkswagen Concept R
Volkswagen Concept C
Volkswagen GTI W12 650
Volkswagen Crafter Atacama
Volkswagen Concept T
Volkswagen Concept A