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VW wants share of 4x4 market

24 August 2006

  • New Tiguan to take on Cr-V and RAV4 in 2008
  • Images reveal 4x4's style
  • Check out another Volkswagen concept tonight

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Volkswagen unveiled a concept off-roader earlier this year and is now busy putting production versions of the car through testing.

These computer-generated images are based around the Concept A design study and spy shots of the car undergoing trials. They give a very good idea of what the car, already christened Tiguan by Volkswagen, will look like when it arrives in 2008.

The Tiguan is based around the Golf and will slot into the line-up underneath the existing Touareg. It's a rival for compact 4x4s such as the Nissan X-trail, Toyota RAV4, new Land Rover Freelander and forthcoming Honda CR-V that will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

• If one new Volkswagen in a day isn't enough for you, come back to whatcar.com at 8pm tonight to see another - the new Scirocco.

Unlike the Tiguan it's not officially confirmed for production yet, but the chances of this four-seater coupe concept ending up in showrooms are good.

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