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 |  Feb 18 2011, 12:27 PM

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Tiguan ahead of its Geneva debut in March. The small SUV gets new front end styling that brings it in line with the rest of the new Volkswagen lineup.

The Tiguan also gets three new engines in Europe, for a total of seven: four gasoline engines and three diesels, including the BlueMotion engines that now get stop/start technology for further fuel savings. The Tiguan will come with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as an option

Inside and out, the Tiguan can now be ordered with two trim levels that VW optimistically calls “Track and Style” and “Sport and Style,” aimed at on-road and off-road driving, respectively. On the technology front VW is pulling no punches by adding fatigue detection, Lane Assist, and perhaps most importantly, the XDS electric differential lock.

Germans can already order the Tiguan now, at a price of 24,175 Euros. The rest of Europe can take delivery in August, and North Americans will see the new Tiguan afterwards, when VW announces a release date for us.

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 |  Feb 04 2011, 9:16 AM

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Volkswagen will debut the facelifted Tiguan at the Geneva Auto Show in just a few weeks time, and in case you can’t wait the German automaker has released a selection of photos to whet your appetite.

A single photo of the new compact SUV has already been leaked, but a full selection of pics from the automaker now shows how remarkably similar it looks to the current car from all angles. And of course, the new Tiguan gets the brand’s more corporate front fascia.

Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the vehicle’s debut on March 1st for full details, but VW does promise ‘advanced technologies’. In the mean time, all VW will say is that it is already taking orders for the new vehicle and that it will match pricing on the outgoing model at the low end with a 1.4 TSI model.

GALLERY: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Get AutoGuide’s full 2011 Geneva Auto Show Preview here.