Volkswagen de Mexico has announced that they will be manufacturing a three-row variant of the next-generation Tiguan at their factory in Puebla, Mexico.

The three-row version according to Volkswagen will be introduced by 2017 and will only be sold in North and South America and in other key markets excluding Europe and China.

To make production possible, Volkswagen de Mexico will invest USD 1 billion (about PhP 44.3 billion) to expand and improve the Puebla facility along with the addition of new parts for the upcoming Tiguan. In total, the expansion will add 90,000 square meters of space which will consist of new assembly lines and a new body shop.

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Production of the new Tiguan will begin near the end of 2016 but, the factory will only be able to make 500 units per day.

Note: Pictured above is the first-generation Tiguan