Was Tiguan TDI ever sold in the USA?

bvencil

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Hey all! I was walking around the historic area of Winchester, VA today and saw Tiguan TDI. At least, it had a TDI badge on the back.

Were they ever sold in the USA?
 

bvencil

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No, and what you probably saw was TSI, which were (and are) sold here.


Dang. I should have taken a pic. The badge definitely was TDI, not TSI. I did a double take and walked up to the vehicle. Will be on the lookout in the neighborhood, as I walk there a lot.


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JSWTDI09

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TDI Tiguans were sold in many other countries. At one time, I heard that they were most popular choice in the UK for pulling a "Caravan" (trailer).
Unfortunately, they never officially brought them to our country. Did the one you saw have US license plates? They do sell a lot of different VWs in Mexico (not sure about TDI Tiggys).

Have Fun!

Don
 

1854sailor

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In that area of Virginia, it could have easily been a diplomat's vehicle. They ship them over for the duration of their stay, then send them back home. If you do see it again, check the license plates as JSWTDI09 suggested.
 

aja8888

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There was a thread on here several years ago with pictures of a Tiguan TDI shot in CA. It was probably a test car because it was around the time the Tiguan was first sold.
 

bvencil

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Could not walk through the neighborhood last week, but will do so next week and will take a pic if it is there!


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unlockinc

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Rode behind a Tiguan TDI for short time on way to drop off my 2015 Passat TDI for service at local VW dealer. DEFINITELY a TDI badge on rear with PA license plate.
 

vwztips

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Yep, I have converted 2 of them. Both 2012 black. The first was an S model and 6 speed. Sold it to a gentleman in FL that takes its a lot of places. Second one I am driving now which was originally an SEL 4motion. Swapped in a CJAA and DSG. Currently FWD, but have a 6 speed manual 4motion gearbox and clutch sitting in the garage for it.

Much better vehicle as a diesel than a gas.

Shout out to jetta 97 for helping me sort out the cluster and electronics. Also to Mike at TDTuning (and now with Dark Side) for the tunes.
 

Turbinepowered

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Yep, I have converted 2 of them. Both 2012 black. The first was an S model and 6 speed. Sold it to a gentleman in FL that takes its a lot of places. Second one I am driving now which was originally an SEL 4motion. Swapped in a CJAA and DSG. Currently FWD, but have a 6 speed manual 4motion gearbox and clutch sitting in the garage for it.

Much better vehicle as a diesel than a gas.

Shout out to jetta 97 for helping me sort out the cluster and electronics. Also to Mike at TDTuning (and now with Dark Side) for the tunes.
I am very interested in what it took to do the swap, and your plans for that 6spd 4motion swap too.
I've gotten the diesel itch again, and aTiguan would suit my needs nicely...
 
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