The Tiguan sold in Europe and North America looks a lot different from the one presented at Guangzhou. Volkswagen’s Tiguan for the Chinese has a new grille that extends to the headlights and a re-profiled front bumper. The interior shows a new three-spoke steering wheel and a redesigned instrument panel.
Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact CUV built by the German automaker based on the platform of the Mk5 Golf. A rebadged version of the Volkswagen Tiguan under the SEAT brand, SEAT Tribu, is expected to go on sale in the first half of 2010 . The Volkswagen Tiguan was announced at the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show as a concept vehicle. The production Tiguan was released at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and debuted as a 2008 model for Europe and in North America as a 2009 model.