Tigers and Iguanas and Volkswagens, Oh My! - Spy Photos: VW Tiguan SUV

Well, well. If it isn't the first shots of VW's Tiguan SUV, pouring out of the spy pipeline like so many number sets from Turing's engine. A far-along pre-production model's been spotted wearing a skimpy disguise that leaves little to the imagination. What we see is a new, small SUV that will take on the world's Toyota RAVs and Honda CRVs, but with a bit more of the style — and precious naming scheme — VW introduced with the Touareg. The Tiguan, a name chosen by German magazine readers, is a mashup of tiger and iguana (in German), though this creature is none quite so exotic. Still, we've been waiting and here it is. Feed, sharks, feed.

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