VW Shows Pretty Cool Tiguan “Offroad” at Moscow Auto Show

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This year’s Moscow Auto Show has been a source of numerous surprises. The Kalashnikov EV and its crossover both wowed us with their good looks, and that presidential limo looks just right.

And even VW is getting in on the fun with the Tiguan Offroad. A trim level on what looks like the short wheelbase Tiguan (so don’t expect it here anytime soon), the Offroad helps lend the Tiguan some SUV bona fides.

With new off-road bumpers, the Tiguan gets a 26 degree approach angle. That puts it on par with the Grand Cherokee and just three degrees behind the Cherokee, with which it’s probably more likely to compete.

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It also gets an R-Line roof spoiler, black mirror caps, 18-inch Sebring alloys, and LED taillights (with optional LED headlights).

The interior, meanwhile, gets a going-over to make it more durable and water resistant. Rubber mats with the “Offroad” logo meet your feet and the seats are made of a combination of fabric and synthetic fibers to make them easier to clean.

Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is, of course, standard, and Russians get a choice of three engines (1.4, 2.0, and 2.0 TDI).

The “Offroad” is being produced in Kaluga, Russia and will hit showrooms on October 1. Reports don’t even clearly indicate if this will go on sale in the rest of Europe, much less America, but are we weird for kind of hoping it comes stateside?

The trim package isn’t much, but it does just enough to make the Tiguan look a little cooler. And, frankly, we’re sick of fake leather. Bring back cloth seats!

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This year’s Moscow Auto Show has been a source of numerous surprises. The Kalashnikov EV and its crossover both wowed us with their good looks, and that presidential limo looks just right. And even VW is getting in on the fun with the Tiguan Offroad. A trim level on what looks like the short wheelbase […]

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