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Coupe version of VW’s popular Tiguan will be launched in China but could be sold globally later
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24 July 2020

The Volkswagen Tiguan X has been leaked on social media ahead of its unveiling in China later this year.

Pictures of the coupé version of VW’s Tiguan SUV have surfaced online, reportedly taken from the Chinese patent office. They reveal a more slanted roof, overhauled rear body design and remodelled, Lamborghini-esque tail-lights, compared with the standard car.

It follows on from the launch of the Chinese-market Tayron X as a rebodied version of the regular Tayron. The Tiguan X will also be exclusive to China initially, although it could be sold globally later.

Like the Tayron X, the Tiguan X will be produced by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, which has been a key part of VW’s strategy for cracking Eastern markets. VW’s various partnerships, including with SAIC, sold 3.2 million vehicles in China in 2017, equating to a market share of more than 13%.

At the front, little is changed and much of the car’s side outlines are also similar to the original Tiguan's. Instead, Volkswagen’s creative energy has been directed at the car’s rear, where new brake lights and a widened bumper with fake exhaust pipes have also been added.

However, the chief addition to the Tiguan X is a sloping, coupé-like roofline, similar to that recently spotted on the upcoming Audi Q5 Sportback, as well as VW’s own Tayron X. This means the regular Tiguan’s seven-seat configuration is unlikely to be offered and there may also be reduced rear-seat space.

Although no powertrain details have been officially revealed, an alleged document leak suggests that the Tiguan X will be launched with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine available in 186bhp and 220bhp versions.

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24 July 2020

Another day another horrid fake SUV. Another day another horrid VW.

24 July 2020

What a beautiful colander!

24 July 2020

it looks more like a saloon on stilts like an Allroad version of a Jetta.. 

24 July 2020

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24 July 2020

A little bit of vom came into my mouth on seeing this...dreadful

24 July 2020
Please prevent us from this aberration coming to Europe. Keep it exclusively in Chine.

25 July 2020
It's got a VW badge on the front, so it'll sell like hotcakes and be featured in these pages loads, no doubt. Still, a horrible looking thing and just another SUV.

25 July 2020

Fake exhaust pipes and (apparently) Lamborghini-esqe tail lights.

How lovely.

25 July 2020

Just like the people who'll PCP them

26 July 2020

Looks overcompromised to me hense the ugly looks. Skoda did the same thing with the Kodiaq by launching a GT version for China which retains more of the SUV profile. IMO it's one of the best looking SUV's bar none. Google Kodiaq GT for pics.

Oh yeh, and the GT has real exhausts too.

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