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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Hitting North American showrooms this fall, VW's refreshed Tiguan gets a sportier look and a series of under the hood upgrades which we recently put to the test on a journey that took us from Munich, Germany to the Alps of Kitzbüehl, Austria.

The sporty looks of the new Tiguan have been matched with a standard and fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.0 liter, 200 hp TFSI engine that definitely proved itself on the Autobahn on our way to Austria. Inside the car you'll find the usual gadgetry and a fit and finish thats been tightened up with soft touch materials and the premium feel you would hope for in a Volkswagen.


The Tiguan remains to be one of the best and most versatile options in its class and we think its newly refreshed makeover should help it continue to stand out against its American and Japanese rivals. Now if only the boys in Wolfsburg would make us happy and put the clean diesel "Bluemotion" variants on the fast track to production.

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