Scoop: Seven-Seat VW Tiguan LWB Completely Undisguised In Germany

Aimed mainly at the Chinese and US markets, VW’s long wheelbase 2017 Tiguan was spotted out and about in Germany this week.

Just like with the white one that one of our readers caught in the US, this one is also missing any sort of camouflage, allowing us to fully take in its sporty lines and exposed front end, which doesn’t seem to differ that much from the one on the regular model anymore.

This could indicate that VW might be looking to insert this car into European markets as well, but at this point it would be pure speculation.

In terms of size, we know that this model will ride on a 4.33 in (11 cm) stretched wheelbase compared to the regular Tiguan, offering its passengers a roomier interior and a more spacious boot thanks to the longer rear overhang.

The LWB Tiguan should be available with most if not all of the regular model’s power units, though we’ll have to wait and see how VW plans on distributing the engines across select markets – such as the US for example where the Dieselgate scandal could influence which engines go into not just this car, but all of VW’s future models.

One final thing we can take away from these spy images is the dual-tone wheel design, which is identical to what we saw in one of the earliest LWB Tiguan spots that came from China back in July.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


  • Marcelo Paiva

    Not as ugly as I thought it would be. Quite good looking, indeed.

    • SgtBeavis

      I dunno man. I certainly wouldn’t call it ugly. It’s just kinda plain, like many VW products these days. IMO they need a change in styling direction.

      • Marcelo Paiva

        I agree with you: all VW are too much close in style. But in this case, it fits the car well. But it´s heading to the “boring”, I admit.

    • BGM

      As Jezza said once: they declined to design it, I declined to review it.

  • Gerald Michael

    Except for the rearmost side window, the LWB Tiguan looks good. Still, I wish VW would bring over the SWB Tiguan as well. That one looks better.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Because it is meant to be proportioned that way.

      • Pragmatist

        That rear window completely ruins VW’s “hurricane line” – the fold that goes from front fender to rear taillight.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          I know. But it does still look good.

    • EM1

      I rather have something a little smaller myself.

  • Christian

    I know it won´t happend and make sence…But I would love to see this Long Wheel Base version in Europe..Why? Well, not many compact SUV´s got seven seat. The only one I can remember, is the old Nissan Qashqai+2 ´And that´s a Crossover….

    • WiseBlasian

      Lets trade lol! Bring the small one in north america!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Volkswagen has officially given up on the US.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Dear god, it’s the Passat all over again…

  • Evo45

    It looks weirdly too long however.

  • Joe S.

    Good looking, edgy without looking like an Audi. I like the contrasting rocker panel that helps break up the the otherwise tall, slab looking doors found on many SUVs.

  • roy

    This just doesn’t seem right… It is a good care but still

  • Suzuki XL7, is that you???

    • Incog Nito

      C’mon man, give some credit. Suzuki XL7? completely irrelevant

      • Just like this LWB Tiguan will be…will be like the American Passat…I prefer the SWB model in the R Line Pkg…if VW doesn’t offer it to us Yankees, I’ll pass and choose something else…

        • Pragmatist

          +1 AGREED!

  • ediotsavant

    Car looks dated even before it is released. Also doesn’t look like it will fit seven regular people, maybe seven mini midgets.

  • Miknik

    IMO the Kodiaq is better resolved, this looks better with 5 seats

  • stevey

    Reminds me of the first-gen BMW X3.

  • BernardP

    VW should have gone with a full-size 5-seater instead of trying to cram 7 seats into a compromised stretch design.

  • Sebastien

    Please bring the regular Tiguan in Canada

    • WiseBlasian


  • Knotmyrealname

    Sorry, did I read “sporty lines”?
    This is a VW Aztec

  • Pragmatist

    Nobody in the US likes this, VW. Please fix this before it makes it to the States. The SWB is exciting and sporty. The LWB is neither of those.

  • Gerald Michael

    VW should offer the SWB Tiguan in the US dressed up like the GTE Active Concept and powered by the engine from the Golf R. Winner, winner, spätzle dinner.

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