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The first official pictures of the Volkswagen Tiguan have been released, along with news that the car will come with a choice of front ends. The first two will be called Trend & Fun and Sport & Style, and will have a maximum entry angle of 18 degrees at the front. The third model will be badged Track & Field, and a revised nose will make it much more off-road capable. It can take entry angles of up to 28 degrees.

 

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.

Another new technology will be Offroad Mode, which with the push of a dashboard button will activate a raft of alternative safety features. This feature will only be on the Track & Field car, and will switch on the hill descent control and hill climb assist, improve the throttle response to allow more accurate torque delivery, and boost braking on loose surfaces.

 

The Tiguan will make its debut in production trim at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale in Europe early next year.


 

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