Volkswagen Tiguan preview

Automotive Design 27 Jul 2006
Volkswagen Tiguan preview

VW has released a design sketch of the Tiguan, the new compact SUV that will be launched in 2008. The name was chosen by 350,000 readers of AutoBild.


From the official Press Release:

Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, the chairman of the board of management for the
Volkswagen brand said, "This unique event is demonstrative of how
Volkswagen is opening up: we made a clear appeal to the market –
potential buyers could help choose the name Tiguan. The positive
reaction shows that this is the right approach."


The new Tiguan will be based on the VW Concept A
unveiled in February 2006

The name Tiguan was developed by Volkswagen Marketing along with
four other alternatives Nanuk, Namib, Rockton and Samun, and is the combination of the words "Tiger" and "Iguana".

The readers
of the AutoBild group selected their favourite from these five potential
names. The response was astonishing: more than 350,000 readers voted.

A clear majority voted for Tiguan.
The Tiguan represents the transfer of the globally successful Touareg
philosophy to the class of the compact SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), a
segment which has grown considerably in the last few years.

Travel,
adventure and excitement are associated with the exotic sounding name.

That suits the bill perfectly: thanks to its concept based on driving
dynamics and high comfort levels, the Tiguan is suited to urban
environments as well as rough terrain far from normal roads and thus
provides the driver with absolute freedom.

A first glimpse of the new
Volkswagen SUV was provided by the off-road design study Concept A at
the beginning of 2006.

(Source: Volkswagen)

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