Volkswagen is looking to strengthen its diesel portfolio in America, and that likely mean we will see a Tiguan TDI model once the next generation of the compact crossover arrives on our soil.
Brand enthusiasts have been begging the automaker to bring more of its successful TDI models from Europe to America and it appears that Volkswagen is listening. In a recent interview VW marking VP Rainer Michel expressed Volkswagen’s dedication to diesel models on every new product, even in America.
Volkswagen believes that diesel-powered models are a unique selling point to its lineup and stated that currently about 20 percent of its sales are diesel models. The automaker believes it could bump that up to 30 percent rather easily.
As for the Tiguan TDI, Michel agrees that the addition of a diesel Tiguan in America would be “a really great addition.” The more important question is where the Tiguan falls in its current lifecycle and if it’d be advantageous to introduce a TDI variant now. So chances are, we’ll be seeing a Volkswagen Tiguan TDI in its next generation model here in America.
TDI lovers, it looks like your prayers have been answered.
[Source: Motor Trend]