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    Thread: Volkswagen Tiguan Released at Frankfurt Motor Show

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      09-12-2007 10:03 AM #1

      VW's released a longer, more detailed press release on the Tiguan than the single-page overview that they put out yesterday.

      "Volkswagen is showing the new Tiguan in a world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This “small brother” of the Touareg can be recommended to all those car drivers who enjoy the individual visual appearance and versatility of a SUV, but also expect a premium level of comfort, agility and variability."

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      09-12-2007 10:55 AM #2
      I WANT IT NOW VW of America!!!

      When is it coming to North America?

      I'm really a family man now when I get excited over an SUV


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      09-12-2007 11:11 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV333 »
      I WANT IT NOW VW of America!!!

      When is it coming to North America?

      I'm really a family man now when I get excited over an SUV

      production begins this fall in W-burg, hits NA next summer sometime.

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    4. 09-12-2007 11:37 AM #4
      Pricing?If I missed it I'm sorry.

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      09-12-2007 11:38 AM #5
      Sign me up for Track & Field TDI

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      09-12-2007 12:26 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by SportyB5 »
      Sign me up for Track & Field TDI

      With the 5500lbs tow rating I'll take a Track & Field TDI

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      09-12-2007 12:35 PM #7
      No TDI in the US until 2010 supposedly. No Track & Field package either. Only lucky Europeans get what we want.

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      09-12-2007 12:35 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Vortex Article »
      First SUV in the world exclusively with forced induction engines


      Ummm, what about the Acura RDX? That's turbo only......


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      09-12-2007 12:40 PM #9
      This will be replacing my Tribeca -

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      09-12-2007 12:41 PM #10
      The world does not need another CR-V. This is the most ridiculous market segmet ever invented.


      A jetta wagon could do more for less money than any fruit-ute could ever dream of.

      I've been losing lots of keys lately
      I don't know what that means but maybe
      I'd be better of with things that can't be locked at all

    11. 09-12-2007 12:44 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by cerksies »
      Ummm, what about the Acura RDX? That's turbo only......

      and the Mazda CX-7


      i'm thinking the article's claim comes from the possibility that in countries like Ireland where there are penalties on having high-displacement engines they offer like a one-litre NA petrol engine.

      that's just a technicality though


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      09-12-2007 01:19 PM #12
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    13. 09-12-2007 01:20 PM #13
      Can you say RSR Tiguan??

      That will be fun to see if it really hit's NA with the 2.0TFSI


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      09-12-2007 01:27 PM #14
      Anyone else thinks it looks like a Sante Fe?

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      09-12-2007 01:51 PM #15
      I like it!!!

      Give me a white 2.0T please.....

      If it really hit by next summer it might be just in time... My wife's Jetta lease will be over

      Nice...

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      09-12-2007 02:03 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »
      No TDI in the US until 2010 supposedly. No Track & Field package either. Only lucky Europeans get what we want.

      Well, nobody said you couldn't convert it to a Track & Field.


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      09-12-2007 02:44 PM #17
      Well, the Track & Field package is more than just body styling. It comes with the offroad mode electronics like hill descent assistant, modified driving pedal characteristic, EDS adaptation, ABS adaptation and hill ascent assistance so it would be hard to convert.

      Hopefully this will be available eventually but I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with the US launch as currently planned. No TDI? No Track & Field package? Someone at the Frankfurt Motor Show (hint hint, nudge nudge) needs to ask VW about all this!


    18. 09-12-2007 03:03 PM #18
      I dont see the two distinct front ends...

      but will it not have the chrome shield grill?? are they moving away from that (hopefully!)?


    19. 09-12-2007 03:31 PM #19
      booo!! SUV's are for the souless followers....

      ......sorry that was mean


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      09-12-2007 03:43 PM #20
      White (from colours I've seen thus far) 4MOTION TDI in 6-spd manual fitted with cloth seats (that coloured leather is hot, imagine red?! I'm not much of a leather fan tho), Xenons w/washers, Climatronic, Pana roof please, MFD, BLUETOOTH, and those SILVER roof rails. NAVI would be cool, and think this is supposed to be the new generation of it, but probably too rich for me.


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    21. 09-12-2007 04:05 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »
      No TDI in the US until 2010 supposedly. No Track & Field package either. Only lucky Europeans get what we want.

      WTF is wrong with VOA?!?! VAG has had AWD everything for years, but very little of it ever makes it over here - and never with a TDI motor. Why can't VOA see the value of mating AWD with TDI??


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      09-12-2007 05:25 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by windsorblue »
      A jetta wagon could do more for less money than any fruit-ute could ever dream of.

      Yeah, but this fruit-ute has a Wide_Stance™!

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      09-12-2007 05:47 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by windsorblue »
      The world does not need another CR-V. This is the most ridiculous market segmet ever invented.

      A jetta wagon could do more for less money than any fruit-ute could ever dream of.

      You ever try to get two adults in the back of that Audi of yours? Two kids seats would also be a good reason to get one of these Tiguans. They're actually practical.


    24. 09-12-2007 06:03 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »
      No TDI in the US until 2010 supposedly. No Track & Field package either. Only lucky Europeans get what we want.

      What is your source on the 2010 TDI arrival in the U.S.? If I am not mistaken, previous reports have put it at or near initial introduction in 2008.


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      09-12-2007 06:07 PM #25
      The 2010 information is completely wrong. VWoA plans to have TDI available within a few weeks after the N/A introduction.

      As for the arrival... I've been told by my sources we should see it around May/June.


    26. 09-12-2007 06:55 PM #26
      Anyone know when we will see DSG?

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      09-12-2007 06:58 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by TREGinginCO »
      The 2010 information is completely wrong. VWoA plans to have TDI available within a few weeks after the N/A introduction.

      As for the arrival... I've been told by my sources we should see it around May/June.

      It was stated by VW representatives at TDIfest last week during their presentation. No TDI in the Tiguan until 2010. They also said they would not be offering TDI in the Rabbit or Passat. I'd love to be proven wrong but so far all we have are European press releases that have little to do with the US and VW representatives stating it will be a few years, not a few months.


    28. 09-12-2007 07:11 PM #28
      One of the pictures showed it with Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's, the stock tires on the R32!

      They mean business with the Track & Field version.

      Note: Stop using Babelfish to translate German. It's barely legible.


      Modified by The408R32 at 4:34 PM 9-12-2007


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      09-12-2007 07:44 PM #29
      Generally, I HATE SUVs. VW however has made a really good one!
      Quote Originally Posted by MAG58 View Post
      Please consider your audience before saying something sensible. 80% of TCL drivers were actually banned from Formula 1 for being too fast.
      A turbocharger is a device which exhaust gases go in, witchcraft happens, and then you go faster.

    30. 09-12-2007 10:37 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »

      It was stated by VW representatives at TDIfest last week during their presentation. No TDI in the Tiguan until 2010. They also said they would not be offering TDI in the Rabbit or Passat. I'd love to be proven wrong but so far all we have are European press releases that have little to do with the US and VW representatives stating it will be a few years, not a few months.

      WHAT I thought the Rabbit was going to be getting the TDI in the next year or so. Well, I guess I can keep hoping Audi brings in an A4 + TDI + AWD or something like that.


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      2.0T w/ DSG Can't wait.

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      09-12-2007 11:56 PM #32

      Quote, originally posted by Daemon688 »

      WHAT I thought the Rabbit was going to be getting the TDI in the next year or so. Well, I guess I can keep hoping Audi brings in an A4 + TDI + AWD or something like that.

      Who knows what they are thinking. Maybe they are waiting until the MkVI to include it.


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      09-13-2007 12:02 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by TREGinginCO »
      The 2010 information is completely wrong. VWoA plans to have TDI available within a few weeks after the N/A introduction.

      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »

      It was stated by VW representatives at TDIfest last week during their presentation. No TDI in the Tiguan until 2010. They also said they would not be offering TDI in the Rabbit or Passat. I'd love to be proven wrong but so far all we have are European press releases that have little to do with the US and VW representatives stating it will be a few years, not a few months.


      Pretty much all the US car magazines that were invited to drive the Tiguan mentioned that the TDI would be available in the US shortly after initial arrival. However, VW hasn't made that very clear at this point to the general public, through their own releases. (In fact, as Twinbrook has pointed out, it is always stated such that they leave US engines versions open to interpretation).

      So, how about it VW (or Jamie?) --- just do an official press release for the US market to clear this up. Lot's of people are waiting for this information, and this market segment is truly waiting for the TDI option with open arms.

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      09-13-2007 12:22 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by The408R32 »
      Note: Stop using Babelfish to translate German. It's barely legible.


      Already, I have pointed out to VW, that I would offer my services already to check their translation of press releases, already. And, I already promised that I would almost never translate "schon" with "already."

      I have already formulated a plan on how to do a better job. Here, already now for you to see, for the first time already in the world, I even give you already a glimpse on how I would proceed:

      (1) just forget about it - simply use fewer modifiers in English across the board
      (2) circumscribe schon with a different story/sentence/grammar structure
      (3) translate with for the first time
      (4) translate with even, now, today, early on, etc.
      (5) translate schon lange with for a long time, etc.
      (6) translate schon wieder with again, etc.

      I could go on, but I'll end my lesson here... :cool

      As to the car, yes, I have been waiting for the AWD Diesel version. So far, it does not look like the Jetta Wagon will get AWD any time soon, and the Diesel Rabbit seems more likely for the MkVI for the US.

      And, VW, while you are at it and confirm the Diesel for the US some time mid-year, please also tell us which version we will be getting. You know which answer power-hungry Americans want to here, yes?

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      09-13-2007 01:43 AM #35
      A TDI is the only hope of me buying a new VW.
      I would never buy a SUV over a wagon anyway though.
      Sounds like that ugly a$$ jetta sport wagon will be the only
      choice next year And I do not need a V6 TDI.
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