In 2019, Volkswagen produced the fifth million VW Tiguan – the most-popular VW SUV for the past eleven years. 800,000 were sold worldwide in 2018.
In mid-January 2019, the five millionth VW Tiguan left the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant. The compact Tiguan has enjoyed worldwide success since its market launch in 2007, and has thus made a valuable contribution to the brand’s growth strategy and SUV offensive. Volkswagen is often slow to enter a new market segment but once committed, VW tends to dominate, especially in Europe. In 2018, Volkswagen sold 800,000 Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace cars worldwide. The Tiguan is produced in China, Germany, Mexico and Russia.
Production History of the VW Tiguan
Production of the Tiguan started in 2007 in the main plant in Wolfsburg and represented the beginning of the success story of this compact SUV. More than 120,000 units already left the assembly line in the first full year of production in 2008. This was followed by steep continuous growth – in 2015, more than 500,000 Tiguan had already been sold worldwide.
The second Tiguan generation was introduced in 2016. This was the first Volkswagen SUV to be based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB).
This was followed in 2017 by the especially spacious Tiguan Allspace, almost 22 centimetres longer and also available as a seven-seater model.
The new generation and extension of the range by the Tiguan Allspace provided a renewed positive stimulus: over 700,000 units were sold in 2017, and 2018 was the most successful year yet for the Tiguan product line with almost 800,000 vehicles.
The Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace are currently produced in four Volkswagen locations (China, Germany, Mexico and Russia) and offered in the most important markets worldwide.
About the Volkswagen Brand
Volkswagen Passenger Cars operates in more than 150 markets worldwide and produces vehicles at more than 50 locations in 14 countries. In 2018, Volkswagen produced around 6.24 million vehicles, including bestsellers such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta and Passat. Volkswagen has a current workforce of 198,000 employees around the globe. Added to this are more than 7,700 dealerships with 74,000 employees.