VW Tiguan has become the most successful model in the Volkswagen Group and the best-selling SUV in Europe, breaking the production barrier of six million units, In spring 2020 with 910,926 units manufactured in 2019 alone
This makes the Tiguan the best-selling car in the Volkswagen brand and Group. This versatile vehicle is available for sale in 80 percent of countries in the world and is the most successful SUV on the market in Europe. Volkswagen produces the Tiguan in four time zones across three continents.
On average, a brand new example rolled off the production line every 35 seconds in one of the company’s Tiguan factories last year, and this rapid production rate reflects the development of VW production lines. The world première of the first generation Tiguan took place at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Frankfurt back in 2007. Later that year, the first Tiguan came to market. Since then, the vehicle has enjoyed a meteoric rise. In 2008, Volkswagen manufactured more than 150,000 units, which was available only with 4-wheel drive or a front-wheel drive.
Tiguan became the most successful SUV in Germany, from a standing start. And, from the outset, the new model was in demand worldwide, this dynamic multi-purpose vehicle from Volkswagen was designed to meet the requirements of customers looking for a modern compact SUV. A significantly updated version of the best-seller was unveiled in 2011 and was a resounding success: the annual Tiguan volume subsequently broke the 500,000 barrier for the first time.
The second-generation Tiguan arrived on the market in April 2016., it was the first VW SUV to be based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB), which changed everything m and allowed for an authentic and muscular SUV design. The interior was considerably roomier owing to the longer wheelbase, while new assist systems enhanced the safety of the driver and the passengers.
The product line was revamped again in 2017 with the debut of a second Tiguan model—an XL version with a wheelbase extended by 110mm, up to seven seats, and a bespoke design. The new version gave the product line another major boost, since 55 percent of all Tiguan models produced now have the longer wheelbase.
The Tiguan is currently manufactured at four Volkswagen plants spread across four time zones, thus ensuring almost around-the-clock production. The normal wheelbase (NWB) version is manufactured at Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, for markets in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The Kaluga plant, 104 miles south-west of Moscow, produces the NWB vehicles for the Russian market and for neighboring Central Asian countries. In Shanghai, Volkswagen manufactures the LWB Tiguan L for the Chinese market. In the Mexican city of Puebla, the LWB versions1 of the Tiguan are produced for North and South America and for countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
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