Leaked Photo Reveals Design of 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
An image of Volkswagen's refreshed Tiguan compact crossover has leaked in advance of the car's planned Geneva show debut.
What we see is a new Volkswagen that resembles...every other new Volkswagen that has recently hit the market from the Jetta to the Touareg. New headlights with LED daytime running lights lend the crossover a more upscale appeal. The bigger grille and revised front fascia are now a better match for the Touareg.
It's not clear if there are any engine tweaks headed for the 2012 Tiguan, but the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is already at the more powerful end of the segment. Unfortunately for Volkswagen, fuel economy is not. Depending on whether you choose front- or all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the mileage range is 18-20/25-26 mpg city/highway. Expect that to change for the 2012 model year just as it did transitioning from the 2010 to 2011 model year.
Pricing for the 2011 Tiguan starts at $24,540. What changes would you suggest Volkswagen make to the current Tiguan?