Inside the VW Tiguan

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I must say this looks really nice.
They could have done something more original with the dashboard (Instead of using the one from the Golf Plus) but it is still miles ahead of the depressing looking one they use in the Rabbit/Jetta.
The door design is really cool. And that giant glass panel is just perfect.

Again, if priced right, this could do wonders for VW in the US.
This is a tough market, with the new Rogue starting at under $20 000. But I think the Tiguan is a classier offering, looking much more upscale than the Nissan.
I saw many Nissan Kashquai when I was in Europe last month. And that looks so much better than the Rogue.
A much better car for Nissan to compete with the VW. And they do offer a glass roof on the Kashquai.

The 2.0 Liter turbo with the 6 speed auto from the Passat is a great combo. It feels much more powerful than the 2.5 Liter Nissan.

Conversation 6 comments

  1. It does look very nice. However I could go without the burgundy seats and trims.

    I am afraid that it is going head-to-head with the likes from Acura RDX and BMW X3. VW is trying to be a premium brand so I don’t think Nissan is in its sight.

  2. I really do like the x-trail and Qashqai, but I can be satisfied with the Rogue, however the Tiguan would be at the top of my list but I am worried about the price. I wish VW would release prices already and start taking orders.
    ( It is funny nobody has made any judgement about
    mechanics like they usually do, this will be a winner)

  3. That red/black interior is hot hot hot. Please don’t kid around VW… bring the US the new 2.0 TDI in this thing! Looks, drivetrain, size all pretty much perfect if they can get the diesel here in 2008! Can’t wait to drive this thing!

  4. I think the door design is nice, too, and helps make up for a rather mundane dash design. Looks like the Tiguan has reclining rear seats in the fifth picture. Does Honda’s CR-V still have that feature?

  5. Perfection Granted……IF, there was no Rogue. That new Nissan will eat this teutonic vehicular construction right up. VWs are ALWAYS, too much money, too plasticky and too many problems. Nissan Wins!

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