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Volkswagen rolls out first LWB Tiguan test body

Volkswagen rolls out first LWB Tiguan test body image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Volkswagen | posted June 16, 2016 11:30

Volkswagen Tiguan LWB to be offered in markets around the world

Last year, Volkswagen de Mexico confirmed that the new-generation Tiguan will be available as a three-row variant and will be available in key markets like North and South America and Europe.

Recently however, the company finished working on the first test unit of a long wheelbase (LWB) Tiguan. This was made possible after the Volkswagen de Mexico completed construction on a new building for the body shop in Puebla. The new body shop facility takes up 70,800 square meters and features up to 800 Fanuc welding robots.

Exact details of the LWB Tiguan were not revealed but it is based on the new second-generation model that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Also, the new test body is the very first vehicle to be manufactured at the new body shop according to Volkswagen. It was presented to company executives and workers who were integral in producing the LWB Tiguan.

Production of the LWB Tiguan will commence in 2017 and will be offered globally except in China.