The current model is already at the dearer end of the compact SUV class, but Volkswagen has hinted the price of the new edition is set to rise, with a vast model range likely to stretch from $30,000 to $50,000.
It’s part of Volkswagen’s plan to continue to build the brand as a bridge between mainstream and luxury.
Given our VW insiders suggest a Tiguan XL market launch overseas in early 2017, expecting an Australian launch before mid-late 2017 seems ambitious.
The Volkswagen Tiguan XL will be one member of a burgeoning Tiguan ‘family’, with a sportier crossover version also on the cards for a 2017/18 launch. However, as we reported exclusively last week, there will not be a performance-focused Tiguan R.
It’s the right car for the moment – there’s no shortage of demand for handsome, tech-laden SUVs – and a fine way for Volkswagen to climb from the canvas and come up swinging from what could have been a knockout blow.