Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe Rendering Looks Realistic, Needs to Happen Now

Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe Rendering Looks Realistic, Needs to Happen Now 2 photos
Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe Rendering Looks Realistic, Needs to Happen Now
Rather than mess around with the T-Roc cabriolet or even the Arteon, Volkswagen should have made something like this by now, a Tiguan Coupe.
We're sure the people in charge of the brand had this idea for many years, but never game it the full green light. A recent report from British magazine Auto Express claims that a Mk3 Tiguan will debut in 2022 and have the sporty coupe look as standard.

We don't believe any of that, but the Russian website Kolesa decided to make a Tiguan Coupe that looks so good you'd think it was coming to a dealership near you. The success of the image has nothing to do with the rumor, but with a car Volkswagen already built... kind of.

At the Auto Shanghai 2019 show, they unveiled a pre-production concept called the SUV Coupe, interpreted by most as being a short wheelbase (China has LWD as standard) Tiguan sports model. Unless we're mistaken, the front end features in the rendering are borrowed from anther China-only SUV called the Tayron or perhaps the much larger SMV concept.

The only problem here is that local production in China will start in about a year, but the rest of the world isn't catching up. It's the same case as with the Kodiaq GT, though that's pretty ugly and this isn't.

The only sign that VW Group might have an SUV-coupe in Europe is the production-intent Cupra Formentor concept that's supposed to arrive in 2020. To be fair, a lot of development money is going torwards EVs, and a few of them are rather sleek and sporty, especially the VW ID Crozz and Skoda Vision iV.

But we want to enjoy a sporty Tiguan before it's too late. Just slap a 2.5-liter into the Chinese model and call it a day. Maybe undercut the Audi Q3 Sportback while you're at it.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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