Volkswagen introduces the Tiguan X SUV… but only China will get it.
It’s nothing new for automakers to offer different models or variants from one country to another. This is particularly so for the Chinese market, and Volkswagen's latest model is a very good example of this.
We speak of course of the Tiguan X. The model, while brand-new, is essentially a coupe version of the popular SUV currently offered in China - and which, just to make things more complicated, is different from the North American Tiguan. It's positioned as a sportier and more dynamic offering, a bit like the slot the Atlas Cross Sport occupies here in relation to the regular Atlas.
Though nothing is officially confirmed, it seems more than clear the new Tiguan X will only be offered in China. Volkswagen has said nothing about the possibility of bringing it to North America or even exporting it to its home turf in Europe.