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Revised Volkswagen Tiguan heading for Geneva

New VW 4x4 will be launched in Germany first

The Volkswagen Tiguan gets an update for 2011

First images of the updated Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen has released the first images of its revised Tiguan compact 4×4, which is set to debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Details are scant, but the new version is already on sale in Germany several weeks earlier than anticipated. The Tiguan is presently proving so popular that remaining stocks of the current car have sold out.

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Revised Volkswagen Tiguan: no surprises

Visually, there are no major surprises. VW’s designers have simply updated the Tiguan’s looks to the latest family style.

The new VW Tiguan will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month

The new VW Tiguan will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month

This means a strong emphasis on horizontal lines, which help make the vehicle look wider and lower. These changes are focused mainly on the front end of the car,  where LED daytime running lights appear for the first time,

The redesigned rear light clusters are similar to those of the latest Volkswagen Polo.

With two different front bumper designs shown in these official photos, it’s clear the off-road-orientated Escape model is also set to continue, at least in some markets.

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August arrival in the UK

Beyond this, Volkswagen is keeping quiet about the updates.

The 2011 VW Tiguan is due for UK arrival in August

The 2011 VW Tiguan is due for UK arrival in August

However, you can count on minor revisions to interior quality and material finishes, new technology – safety related, especially – and a round of efficiency improvements for the engines to reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy. Petrol and diesel engines, and manual and DSG automatic gearbox options will remain.

After the updated VW Tiguan gets its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, it will go on sale in the UK in the summer. First customer deliveries are scheduled for August.

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