The first generation of the Tiguan was launched at the end of 2007. The Touareg’s small brother appealed to drivers who wanted the individual appearance and all-round capabilities of an SUV at the same time as expecting extremely high levels of comfort, agility and versatility. The Tiguan chassis set new standards in the SUV sector with its dynamic properties and its high levels of active safety. The same applied to its versatile interior with a longitudinally adjustable rear seat. In 2011, the Tiguan, available with front-wheel or four-wheel drive, received a major technical and styling update. Up to the world debut of its successor at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2015, more than 2.64 million units of the first Tiguan generation had been produced.