2007 Frankfurt Auto Show: 2008 Volkswagen Tiguan
- Competes with: Honda CR-V, Acura RDX
- Looks like: A mini-Touareg
- Drivetrain: Unknown turbocharged four-cylinder.
- Hits dealerships: Some time in 2008
We’ve already seen full production images of the upcoming compact SUV from Volkswagen, but the company released more information in Frankfurt yesterday, much of which applies to the versions coming to the States. The most interesting news is that there will be three subtle variations of the Tiguan, depending on a buyer’s off-road desires.
We don’t know how well it will sell, but if you need a larger entry angle you can buy the Tiguan Track & Field. The model has a 28 degree entry angle and a driver-selectable off-road mode. For those who just want the utility of the Tiguan for the daily commute and the weekend run to Ikea, there will be a Trend & Fun and Sport & Style trim. Of course, VW says even these street-friendly Tiguans can take less-extreme trails.
There’s no final word on which engine will make it to the U.S., but we’ll bet on some variation of the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that is found in many other VW models. There are also plans for a diesel version to come Stateside but don’t expect more news on that until the first major U.S. auto show in Los Angeles this November. For now, check out more photos below.