VW Follows Sales Victory With Reports of a New Tiguan
In the first half of 2015, Volkswagen had a major victory over Toyota as it became the biggest-selling automaker in the world with 5.04 million cars sold from January to June. It was reported that VW had an internal goal of beating Toyota by 2018. If that was true, Volkswagen has achieved that three years ahead of schedule. Sales in China helped give VW the bump over the 5.02 million cars sold by Toyota in the same period.
The sales victory is a great achievement for VW in 2015, in addition to when the Golf family was named the Motor Trend Car of the Year and the North American Car of the Year at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Rather than sit on their laurels and bask in victory, the VW team is poised to continue innovating to work toward bigger and better awards.
At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, VW is planning to unveil the latest generation of is Tiguan compact SUV to the world. In the first half of 2015, the Tiguan saw significant sales gains that contributed to VW’s overall sales win. It makes sense, then, that VW would refresh it to make sure that it keeps up with the competition in the crowded crossover field. We expect to see significant refreshes in technology and, if rumors are correct, the latest VW Tiguan could be on sale as early as this year.
Reports have also suggested that there could also be a larger Tiguan with seven seats on the horizon for 2018. If this is true, there could be a concept unveiled in Frankfurt to give us an idea of what this new SUV would look like. There is also a possibility that VW is developing a coupe version of the Tiguan that would be a supercharged performance model. If all of these rumors can be believed, it looks as if VW is building out the Tiguan to be the crossover version of the Golf, a base model with several variants to fit different types of drivers.
We hope that more details will surface at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which begins on September 17th.