Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou

Posted on Tuesday, 1 December 2009 , 13:12:21 byEmil

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Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou

Who would have guessed that Volkswagen would choose to unveil their 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan at the China International Automobile Show that took place in Guangzhou. Few people even knew that China had an international auto event. In fact the 2009 edition of the China International Automobile Show was the 7th in history, so it does not really have a tradition. Anyway, Volkswagen along with their Chinese partner, SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp) revealed the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan for the Chinese domestic market. The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan for the Chinese market features a new grille that extends to the headlights and a re-profiled front bumper, in comparison to the current Volkswagen Tiguan that is sold on the North American or European market.

Moving on towards the inside, we get to see a redesigned instrument panel that features two central gauges incorporating two smaller dials. And a new three spoke steering wheel, from what we can see in the first official photos. Unfortunately, the press statement released by Volkswagen in China does not clarify whether these styling changes are going to be passed on to the Volkswagen Tiguan sold in other markets or are just limited to the Chinese version of the crossover.

I hope that Volkswagen will limit this facelift just to the Chinese market. To be honest, the car seen in the pictures below looks extremely…Chinese to be honest. If the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan destined for the European or North American market would look like the car below, I am almost certain that a lot of potential buyers will be disappointed.


Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou image Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou image
Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou image Premiere of restyled Volkswagen Tiguan at Guangzhou image