The VW Tiguan has become a hot commodity in the Chinese market, the compact SUV has become one of the best selling SUV’s in the Chinese market over the past few months despite the car being a relative new comer to the Chinese market. The Tiguan was initially imported into China and then built locally at the Shanghai-VW joint venture, owing to strong interest in the car buyers are more than willing to wait upto six months and pay substantially more to pick up their Tiguan’s. The Tiguan comes with the choice of a 1.8TSI or 2.0TSI engine in the Chinese market although a 1.4TSI will be launched soon as well.
VW’s other joint venture partner, First Automobile Works are wanting their own SUV to sell as well, so FAW are working with VW to produce their own self designed VW SUV on top of the Tiguan platform. It is obvious that VW are lacking an SUV model between the tiny Tiguan and the gigantic Toureg so FAW-VW maybe pushing to fill in this gap with a new SUV.