The new Volkswagen Tiguan XL was caught on public roads in Europe while being tested. The future German SUV ditched the camouflage, displaying its forms for everyone to see.
Some time ago, the German manufacturer declared that one of its main priorities was an extension of the SUV range. Volkswagen officials said that this expansion will begin with a 7-seat Tiguan, followed by a 5-door coupe version, designed as a direct competitor to the Range Rover Evoque.
The first of these models has just been surprised on public roads in Europe having no camouflage to hide all the major lines. Most likely, it will be known as the Volkswagen Tiguan XL and will rival Nissan’s Qashqai.
The car will be built at the German plants in Mexico and China and, as the name suggests, it will be slightly larger than the standard model. To be exact, Tiguan XL will be 110 mm longer and most importantly it will have 7 seats. Therefore, the rear was slightly adjusted and the doors are now larger to allow access to the extra row of seats.
The German automaker is putting all its hopes on these new models and wants them to have a larger appeal to the public, which is why it was decided that the Tiguan XL would be produced outside Europe. Because of the instability of exchange rates on the Old Continent, the SUV price would be too high, thus making it inaccessible to the majority of customers.
After the two versions of the Tiguan, Volkswagen plans to launch smaller SUVs, the first of which will be based on the Golf and Polo, and probably known as the T-Roc and T- Cross.