Volkswagen is jumping into the small SUV segment with its all-new Tiguan. As far as compact crossovers go, it serves up top-notch driving dynamics and a powerful, smooth drivetrain. But VW is sending this vehicle into incredibly crowded waters. Just about every other automaker builds a cute ute. Volkswagens never offered anything in this segment before and most of the competition has been building these kinds of vehicles for years. So, does the Tiguan really have what it takes to compete with the segment leaders?
Inside Lincoln Design - Autoline After Hours 200
For too long, Lincoln has been forgotten. Once a symbol of American luxury, the brand had devolved into a vector for rebadged Fords in recent decades. Now, with new product like the MKZ, there is hope on the horizon. On this week's show we'll talk to two of the people helping the Lincoln Motor Company navigate its way back to true luxury status. Janet Seymour is the Colors & Materials Design Manager for the brand and Susan Lampinen serves as Group Chief Designer of Color & Material Design for both Ford and Lincoln. We'll be asking them, among other things, what design trends will be most important to embrace as a luxury marque. And, while there's a lot to get into on that subject alone, we'll also be delving into some of the latest auto news. Joining Peter De Lorenzo in studio is Jim Hall, the Majordomo for Life of 2953 Analytics.
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Road Test: Lexus HS250h
As reported on Autoline Daily, John recently had some time behind the wheel of the latest Lexus hybrid, the HS 250h. This new model is a first not only for the company, but the industry as well. Its the only dedicated luxury hybrid out there. Here are some of Johns thoughts about the segment-founding vehicle.
Bosch Did 500e, Not Fiat - Episode 1156
Automakers rarely want to admit that suppliers often do a lot of their work, and that's the case for Fiat and its 500e. Future generations of SYNC and MyFord Touch will incorporate two classic features to make them easier to use. BMW pulls the wraps off its all-new 4 Series Coupe. All that and more, plus what makes Detroit Electric's SP:01 sports car tick?
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Road Test - 2009 Honda Pilot
Honda has completely redesigned its midsize SUV, the Pilot, for 2009. The popular people hauler is new from the ground up and offers buyers a car-like driving experience and more interior room than last year. Honda left no stone unturned when it updated the Pilot; everything from the engine to the design theme has been tweaked. But did the company go far enough? Does the new Pilot take to the skies or is it grounded?
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Toscan Bennett, Vice President, Product Strategy, tells why the Tiguan is the GTI of segment at launch of Volkswagen VW Tiguan in Boulder, CO. May 13-14, 2008.
Volkswagen Tiguan Review - What Car?
Read the What Car? Volkswagen Tuguan review http://bit.ly/wFeEwR
The VW Tiguan is good to drive, thanks to responsive engines and a finely balanced chassis. It has a pleasingly smart image, too, with a classy, spacious and flexible cabin.
It's not as cheap as some Japanese rivals and the ride is too firm. Rear visibility isn't great, while off-road ability is limited.
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan gets a facelift for 2012 with with a new and revised front end and more car goodies. We recently had the chance to drive the refreshed car in Bavaria and Austria to get an idea of the new Tiguan drives on both the Autobahn and the twisty roads of Bavaria.
VW Tiguan vs. BMW X1: Wolfsburg gegen München
Der VW Tiguan ist Deutschlands meistverkauftes SUV. Doch BMWs X1 legte zum Serienstart ähnliche Zahlen hin. Die FOCUS-Online-Redakteure Bernhard Santer und Martin Vogt haben den Wolfsburger mit dem neuen Münchner verglichen. http://www.focus.de/auto/videos/klickdown/klickdown-vw-tiguan-gegen-bmw-x1-wolfsburg-gegen-muenchen_vid_15129.html
Volkswagen Tiguan review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/volkswagen/tiguan/sports-utility-vehicle/review
The Tiguan looks like a 4x4 and has some off-road ability, but it's made with city roads and motorways in mind. It is designed to offer the benefits enjoyed by 4x4 owners - a high, commanding driving position, cabin space, and a feeling of safety - while being relatively compact.