Revised VW Tiguan



The top picture is the “new” version.
Appearing in China this week. It will be the one we’re are getting here next year.
They didn’t even change the shape of the headlights, just the bumper and the grille.
A cheap makeover…

With only a bit less than 9 000 units sold in the US for the first 8 months of the year, it’s really not a big hit.
At least over here. Where the Nissan Rogue has sold over 54 000 units in the same period.
Even the outdated X Terra sold about 10 000 units.

Not sure a new bumper will help much…

Conversation 17 comments

  1. This face lift/refresh looks forced. In my opinion out of all the current Volkswagen's on the market(excluding the MK6 Golf) the Tiguan was 2nd best looking(the CC comes first).

  2. The Rogue is a cheap throwaway car. Are they really cross-shopped? I will say that the Tiguan is very bland. I've seen more Audi Q5s on the road, and they're much more expensive than the Tiguan.

  3. it might be a 'cheap' update, but i like it. i was never a fan of VW's shield grille, especially since Audi was changing their horizontal grille graphic to that shape too. VW never went as dramatic as Audi, but the shape was very similar in conception. i like this more horizontal look, and i've liked every Tiguan i've seen on the road. there are 2 in my town, and it's quite a classy little cuv, much more so than the CRV or RAV. maybe this will help sales a bit…

  4. the new one looks like a total absence of any style to me
    hope it's temporary with a quick and massive MCE… …if VW can think of something good by then

  5. They haven't sold any because they are a pointless SUV. It is smaller than the competition but costs $4,000 more to start WITHOUT AWD.

    Honda has sold 171,000+ CR-Vs YTD this year. Why? Because it is a QUALITY, competitive product.

  6. What about the interior? Lord knows they could do better then the abundance of circle A/C vents on the dash.

  7. The company I work for uses rogues, tiguans, and crvs as our company cars. We travel alot on the highway in winter conditions for 3-4 months of the year. I drive these units daily. The CRV is the resounding least favorite, not very tight. The winners or the ones we fight over are the rogue and tiguan. Both very solid and quiet. the rogue has the edge on quiet and size and the tiguan on materials used, but both are awesome.

  8. "Nister Pisterzo said…
    The company I work for uses rogues, tiguans, and crvs as our company cars. We travel alot on the highway in winter conditions for 3-4 months of the year. I drive these units daily. The CRV is the resounding least favorite, not very tight. The winners or the ones we fight over are the rogue and tiguan. Both very solid and quiet. the rogue has the edge on quiet and size and the tiguan on materials used, but both are awesome.

    November 25, 2009 8:06 AM"

    Vince, this is the SAME person that always talks about having Sentras for a flower delivery company.

    He always bashes Honda but somehow the Nissan always comes out on top.
    If the Rogue was so good, why does the CR-V outsell it 3:1???

  9. November 25, 2009 8:06 AM

    hahaahahahahhhaaa

    i expect this guy to now talk to how good the cvt is and how it is the most reliable thing ever. even though nissan had to extend the warranty for their defective product.

    anyway, vince i had a 2002 jetta and i will not ever buy a vw again. i dont care how good people say it is.

  10. Anonymous said…
    I would not own a CR-V… sorry. I would take this one any day over the CR-V.

    November 25, 2009 11:44 AM

    I guess you like to spend time at your local VW dealership and waste money then.

    If I were in the market, like the other poster said, I'll take the CR-V as well.

  11. I love how some people bash the CR-V.

    You can't go wrong with the best selling SUV in America for the past three years, going on four. It does everything well, not great, but well.

    This is coming from an owner of an '05 330i.

  12. What is this the 60s? People actually expect their cars to work these days. If it was back in the day, then it goes without saying it will have lots of problems….VW would rather focus on the driving experience, while sacrificing quality. Ah well, maybe they're hoping there will be enough first-time VW buyers. VW quality, oxymoron!!!

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