Volkswagen cooks up a quick spaghetti Western

It's shopping season, and getting a parking space at the mall can be a battle. Volkswagen of Argentina's demonstration of Park Assist suggests that it can also be a Wild West faceoff, complete with a bad guy in black. » 12/16/11 4:30pm 12/16/11 4:30pm

JD Power: Hyundai Genesis Highest-Ranked Newly-Launched Vehicle

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis ranks highest in launch performance among vehicle models introduced during the first ten months of 2008, according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Vehicle Launch Index released today. Hyundai? Yes, Hyundai. » 7/22/09 10:00am 7/22/09 10:00am

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan S, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan S: » 11/13/08 1:00pm 11/13/08 1:00pm Volkswagen has taken some flack for saying the Tiguan is like the GTI of crossover SUVs. It isn't. At best, it's the GTI of people who go antiquing on the weekend, don't drive particularly fast and live in a college town. If you don't want a wagon, won't drive a Ford…

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan S, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 11/12/08 1:00pm 11/12/08 1:00pm The puts its best face forward, literally. The front fascia borrows more from the attractive and than its platform-mate, the bland Rabbit. The proportions look muscular enough to tackle harsh roads (it actually isn't), sporty enough to best the competition on the track (it won't) and roomy…

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan S, Part One

As legend has it, Abraham Lincoln walked three miles through the snow to return a book because it was the honorable thing to do. That's nothing. I drove 164 miles through Texas in a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan » 11/11/08 1:00pm 11/11/08 1:00pm S to return a book because I've got a bad history of losing my best friend's books. I once loaned one to someone…

VW Tiguan Performance Concept To Debut At SEMA

Now here's something interesting coming from the Wolfsburg crew: The VW Tiguan » 11/04/08 12:00pm 11/04/08 12:00pm Performance Concept set to debut at . The details are thin so far, but the tiniest SUV from the people's brand gets a three-stage turbo pushing output up to 312 HP and 319 lb-ft of torque to go along with the upgraded Dakar-style body work.…

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan, Reviewed

While we haven't had the pleasure of piloting a 2009 VW Tiguan quite yet, our good friends at Popular Mechanics have thrown the mini-ute around a bit and pronounced it more Golf than Touareg — a good thing. Powered only by the 2.0-liter turbo mill making 200 HP and 207 lb-ft of twist, the Tiguan ends up being one of… » 6/02/08 6:40pm 6/02/08 6:40pm

Volkswagen Tiguan To Be Marketed As The Compact SUV 'GTI' Instead Of…

The Volkswagen Tiguan is headed this way to compete in the highly competitive Compact SUV segment, which includes the likes of the Honda CR-V, RAV4 and Ford Escape. The sharp-looking SUV has a lot going for it, including the beloved turbocharged 2.0-Liter fourbanger found in a wide range of Audi and VW products.… » 5/19/08 1:40pm 5/19/08 1:40pm

Volkswagen Tiguan R Line Revealed

Volkswagen will add the A5-platformed Tiguan ute to the list of veedubs that get the R Line treatment at this year's Essen Motor Show. Other than this press image we don't have much in the way of details, but from other R Line vehicles we can assume that the revised body kit, wheels and interior bits can be added onto… » 11/28/07 1:45pm 11/28/07 1:45pm

The VW Tiguan Story, Told Without Spoken Word

The new VW Tiguan crossover's based on the A5 platform, the same platform that allows Vee-dub to bring us the Golf, the new Audi TT and the Jetta. More importantly It's also the same platform that V-Double-U used to bring us the Skoda Octavia II. OK, we're not really sure why that's important at the moment, but it… » 9/25/07 9:15am 9/25/07 9:15am

Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen promises to improve the active interface between SUV and car with the Tiguan, and has thankfully have dropped the Fauvist exterior color choices and 30-inch hoops. Along with plenty of off-idle torque from gasoline or TDI engines, the Tiguan will nearly automatically park itself with park assist, and… » 9/12/07 9:00am 9/12/07 9:00am

Volkswagen to Premiere Eight Models at Frankfurt Show

V-Dub has big plans for the local crowd at this year's Frankfurt auto show next month. Rolling into the klieg lights will be eight new models: the Tiguan SUV, a prototype of VW's coming rear-engine city car and six BlueMotion diesels. The Tiguan we've seen, but the people's company is holding tight to the pulley ropes… » 8/02/07 10:30am 8/02/07 10:30am

VW Tiguan Commercial Shoot This Sunday In Midtown

Are you just dying to see the new Volkswagen Tiguan up close and personal this weekend? Well if you're not doing anything from like 6:00 AM until Midnight on Sunday, and you happen to be in the city all about being big, red and delicious — feel free to head on over to Midtown East, around 1st and 42nd tomorrow and… » 7/13/07 1:00pm 7/13/07 1:00pm

Volkswagen Reveals European Tiguan SUV

The coming Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has indeed been somewhat of a buzz magnet, not leastwise due to VW's engaging of enthusiasts in a kind of "snakes on a mother@$#%ing plane" audience participation exercise. But choosing the name of an SUV isn't quite like picking out obvious dialog for Samuel L. Jackson. More than… » 6/29/07 12:01am 6/29/07 12:01am

New Volkswagen Tiguan, In the Flesh

Well, this is a new one. Volkswagen's released a photo spread and new info on its upcoming Tiguan small SUV well before a proper revealing. You'll note it's still got strategically changed or blacked-out badging for dramatic effect. Named by readers in a German magazine poll, the Tiguan refers to a secret tribe of… » 6/06/07 6:34am 6/06/07 6:34am

LA Auto Show: Tigga, Please! It's the VW Tiguan Concept

The wonderful thing about Tiguans/Is Tiguans are wonderful things/Their tops are made out of rubber ALUMINUM UND SHTEEL, MEIN HERREN UND DAMEN!/Their bottoms are made out of springs » 12/01/06 12:30pm 12/01/06 12:30pm

The New York Times Gets Irreverent: VW Tiguan Highlights "Friends With…

It would appear even the mainstream media's got a bit o' irreverence left in it — even if it's only in the web pages of the Old Grey Lady. Here's the caption from one of the pictures from yesterday's slideshow on the new VW Tiguan concept on the Times web site: » 11/30/06 11:02am 11/30/06 11:02am

Even though it's "just" digital ink, we're relishing…

LA Auto Show Preview: Volkswagen Tiguan Concept Revealed

This week at the LA Auto Show, Volkswagen will take the wraps off its Tiguan concept, showcasing the company's upcoming compact SUV of the same name (a mashup of tiger and iguana — don't ask). There's no sign of fear from the Honda CR-Vs and Toyota RAV4s of the world yet, but the V-dub entry will nonetheless encroach… » 11/29/06 6:55am 11/29/06 6:55am

Tig-What? Is This the Volkswagen Tiguan Concept?

According to Germany's Auto Motor un Sport, VW will introduce its new Tiguan small SUV as a concept car that expresses a distinct reversal of the "Unpimp Mein Auto" philosophy ("Repimp Mein Auto"?). Whether or not the image above is the actual concept remains to be seen, but word is it'll get a similiar body kit, 22"… » 10/26/06 4:08pm 10/26/06 4:08pm

Spy Photos: Still More Volkswagen Tiguan

The shots of VW's new Tigger Tiger Iguana Tiguan are coming fast and furious now that V-dub's new small SUV is out and about for shakedown testing. Its lighly applied disguise cladding can't hide what's to come: a split difference between the Golf and Touareg. Will it take the new Acura RDX and recently regiggered… » 8/15/06 2:55pm 8/15/06 2:55pm