Volkswagen celebrates five millionth Tiguan

  • Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace: five million vehicles from this SUV model range have left the assembly line in just eleven years
  • The Tiguan product line is an important part of Volkswagen’s global SUV offensive
  • With almost 800,000 vehicles delivered in 2018, the Tiguan is one of the most successful vehicles worldwide
  • Tiguan made up 27% of all 2018 Volkswagen sales across the Middle East, making it the best-selling model

Volkswagen can already celebrate an impressive production anniversary right at the start of 2019: in the middle of January, the five millionth Tiguan left the assembly line at the Wolfsburg plant. The compact Tiguan has enjoyed worldwide success since its market launch in 2007, and has thus made a valuable contribution to the brand’s growth strategy and SUV offensive.

Guy Edmunds, Sales Director for Volkswagen Middle East said; “The Middle East market received the Tiguan very well over the last couple of years – and it has being one of the region’s top selling models. The fact that this car is focused on safety, convenience and connectivity for families in the region, it can appeal to a wide customer group. SUV is our brand’s focus, and to add to the range, we will also be introducing the Tiguan Special Edition later this year too.”

The harmonious design concept of the Tiguan (since 2017) has been enthusiastically received by customers all over the world. The Tiguan stands for striking exterior and interior design, state-of-the art technologies and outstanding all-round characteristics. The just under 800,000 Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace vehicles delivered in 2018 are proof of the popularity and success of the compact SUV.

Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the General and Group Works Council: “The Tiguan secures the jobs of tens of thousands of highly qualified workers around the world and makes a significant contribution to earnings. For this reason, it is important that we do not reduce our investments in the development and production of the Tiguan, as we should seek to inspire our customers with this car well into the future.”

Production of the Tiguan started in 2007 in the main plant in Wolfsburg and represented the beginning of the success story of this compact SUV. More than 120,000 units already left the assembly line in the first full year of production in 2008. This was followed by steep continuous growth – in 2015, more than 500,000 Tiguan had already been sold worldwide.

The second Tiguan generation was introduced in 2016. This was the first Volkswagen SUV to be based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). This was followed in 2017 by the especially spacious Tiguan Allspace, almost 22 centimetres longer and also available as a seven-seater model.

The new generation and extension of the range by the Tiguan Allspace provided a renewed positive stimulus: over 700,000 units were sold in 2017, and 2018 was the most successful year yet for the Tiguan product line with almost 800,000 vehicles.

The Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace are currently produced in four Volkswagen locations (China, Germany, Mexico and Russia) and offered to the most important markets worldwide.

About the Volkswagen brand: “We make the future real”
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is present in over 150 markets and produces vehicles at more than 50 locations in 14 countries. Volkswagen manufactured over 6 million vehicles in 2017, including bestsellers such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta or Passat. The company has a current workforce of 198,000 employees around the globe. Added to this are more than 7,700 dealers with 74,000 employees. Volkswagen consistently pursues the enhancement of automotive construction. Electric mobility, smart mobility and the digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic topics for the future.

Volkswagen celebrates five millionth Tiguan

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