Volkswagen Assembling Three-Row Tiguan In Mexico
March 10th, 2015 1:26 AM Share
The three-vow version of the Volkswagen Tiguan will hit showrooms from Puebla, Mexico in 2017.
AutoGuide reports Volkswagen is investing $1 billion into its Puebla facility in preparation of the vehicle, with the funds going toward expansion and modernization, as well as tooling. The expansion will add 295,275 square feet to the facility.
Once ready, the plant can build as many as 500 Tiguans per day for markets in both Americas, Europe and China. Puebla currently assembles the new Golf, which uses VW’s MQB modular platform.
Published March 10th, 2015 9:00 AM
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Since the author seems to have omitted the word "new" from the article, it should be noted that the 3-row Tiguan referenced in the article will be an all-new vehicle, based on the MQB architecture, when it comes out in 2017.
Uh-oh. That doesn't sound good.
Even if based off MQB and as big as a Euro Passat, three rows seems like a stretch. I find the new GTI and A3 a bit confining due to huge wide door sills and small front door openings, thus not the easiest to get in and out of. The current Tiguan is a tiny joke inside, advertised endlessly on Canadian TV for $24,990 as a replacement racehorse (I do not jest), which model is completely unavailable when you visit the dealer. If I cared more, I could shoot an email complaint to the Advertising Standards Council. But, I'll put that off until they advertise the new Tiguan as a genuine German-Engineered NBA-endorsed six-passenger luxury Autobahn vehicle. That'll likely be week two after launch.
2017? Sounds awfully ambitious for Volkswagen. It will likely be December 2017—if it's not delayed for yet another 6 months.