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 |  Oct 29 2012, 4:16 PM

Tiguan Diesel Preview


In the words of country music group Alabama, if you’re going to play in Texas you’ve got to have a fiddle in the band. And automakers know that if you’re going to sell in Europe you’ve got to have a diesel in the lineup.

But while continental customers get to choose from a laundry list of different engines in just about every vehicle, including the Tiguan, in America, you’re limited to a 200 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo.

But fear not diesel lovers. Company vice president Rainer Michel recently commented that VW will offer an oil-burner in every model sold in America.

According to Gillies a diesel Tiguan is “not going to be near-future,” pointing to the company’s typical product lifecycle and the fact that the Tig was just updated. Far from closing the door, he also said that “whenever the next-generation Tiguan comes out it’s definitely something we’d consider.”