A high-profile Volkswagen manager has shed some light on the company's plans regarding the Tiguan SUV.

A high-profile Volkswagen manager has shed some light on the company's plans regarding the Tiguan SUV.

The new Volkswagen Tiguan is set to arrive at dealerships this spring and AutoExpress is reporting the German manufacturer is already planning to expand the vehicle’s lineup, adding “a whole family” of models with the same name. Speaking to the magazine at the winter driving launch of the Tiguan, VW compact cars boss Jochen Bohle said that “we have plans for a whole Tiguan family over the next two to three years.” He confirmed all new Tiguan-based models will wear the same moniker as “it is almost like a brand in itself.”

The move will start with a bigger seven-seat version of the Tiguan, featuring a 4.33-inch (11-cm) longer wheelbase and a bigger rear overhang. This transformation will provide room for a third row of seats. Thanks to the versatile MQB platform, the Tiguan XL (name not confirmed) will also gain a wider track.

Also in the cards is a stylish coupe version that will rival the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and the upcoming Mazda Koeru-based coupe SUV. “It is a very exciting car, the coupe,” Bohle said, also adding that “it’s looking fantastic.” It will use the same wheelbase like the standard model, but will feature sloped roofline and redesigned rear end. The model will be “global” and will likely be produced in Wolfsburg.

Note: Rendering of Volkswagen Tiguan seven-seat by RM Design pictured.

Source: AutoExpress

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