Volkswagen says the five-millionth Tiguan has rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, with the milestone reached after eleven years.
Tiguan production kicked off with the original in 2007, with more than 120 000 units leaving the assembly line in the first full year. By 2015, more than 500 000 Tiguan had been sold worldwide.
The second-generation model was introduced in 2016 as the first of the brand’s SUVs to move to the MQB platform. In 2017, the Tiguan Allspace joined the range (arriving in South Africa in April 2018).
In 2017, more than 700 000 examples of the Tiguan were sold, while 2018 proved the most successful year yet for the range, with almost 800 000 vehicles registered.
In South Africa over the course of 2018, the Tiguan managed 6 306 sales, adding some 2 120 units to its 2017 total and easily outselling the Golf (which ended the year on 4 508 units).
“The Tiguan has passed the historic mark of five million vehicles produced. The know-how of our team, the exceptional team spirit and the enthusiasm with which we produce our Volkswagen models form the basis for this magnificent success and provide a strong foundation for our SUV strategy,” said Dr. Andreas Tostmann, member of VW’s board of management responsible for production.
The Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace are currently produced in Germany, China, Mexico and Russia.
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