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NHTSA said it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether seat belts on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossovers could fail during a crash.
If VW would offer the Atlas' four-cylinder turbo in the Tiguan, I'd jump on it, as it would fill a niche that the industry as a whole seems to be ignoring.
With new independence granted from headquarters in Wolfsburg, VW's North America CEO, Hinrich Woebcken, believes the key to success is to put the "Volks" back in Volkswagen.
VW is lowering the price of the new three-row Tiguan by $600 to $2,180, depending on the trim level, to better "conquest customers" in the highly competitive compact crossover market.
Volkswagen plans to add two-row versions of its two new three-row crossovers.
The Atlas and Tiguan should help VW click with U.S. consumers and meet stiffer CAFE regulations.
Keeping older vehicle designs in production after their replacements are introduced is becoming an important strategy. It protects market share and keeps budget-conscious customers happy.
VW will rip a page out of Nissan’s playbook when it launches a redesigned, larger Tiguan this summer by keeping the current compact crossover around as a value play under a slightly modified name.
Too many troops on CUV battlefield?; Tiguan price drop part of broader VW strategy; Renault, Nissan, Mitsu to seed startups?; A plug-in Bentley; Straight out of Star Wars.
Decision time at GM; Untapped gold mine for dealers?; VW to sell old, new Tiguans; Icahn buying Precision Tune stores; Tesla insurance-rate hike; Toyota backs flying car venture.
Renault, Nissan, Mitsu lining up partners in robotaxi push; VW's crossover conquest move; Ex-CEO paring Uber stake?; New BMW China chief; AV startup ready to take on big players.
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