Volkswagen already has an impressive lineup of high-capacity vehicles for the Chinese market, but despite this the German automaker has further expanded its crossover lineup with the launch of the very first Tiguan X. It is essentially a coupe version. SUV of the popular sport utility vehicle which is positioned as a sportier and more dynamic offering than its conventional sibling but as a more practical vehicle than the Tayron X.
At this point, it looks like the new Tiguan X will only be available in the People’s Republic. Volkswagen has not said a word about the model’s introduction in the United States or its export to European markets where it will compete with Renault Arkana.
As you would expect, if you look strictly at the front of the vehicle, you won’t notice any difference compared to a standard refurbished Tiguan. Obviously it’s a whole different story from the C-pillar towards the back where there’s a gently sloping roofline and a massive hatch. It’s important to note that the Tiguan X is much longer at 187.79 inches (4.77 meters), which makes it even longer than the Tiguan LWB. In fact, the model is actually based on the Tiguan Allspace which easily explains its dimensions.
Under the hood you’ll find two TSI four-cylinder options with 186 horsepower (137 kilowatts) and 220 horsepower (164 kW). They come standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission with no three-pedal configuration planned. No performance figures have been released so far, but we expect the Tiguan X to have similar capabilities to the Tiguan Allspace in China, which means acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour (0 at 100 kilometers per hour) in about 10 seconds.
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