We reviewed the VW Tiguan S some time ago. With its zippy 2.0L turbocharged engine, a lack of power was nowhere in our list of criticisms.
That hasn't stopped Volkswagen from removing the stock turbocharger from this Tiguan Performance Concept and replacing it with a Stage 3 APR unit. In this incarnation, there's only one mode: FAST! With 295 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, there's nothing cute about this little 'ute.
Hauling the almost 300 horsepower Tiguan to a stop is the requisite Brembo big brake kit. High performance tires and an H&R coilover suspension enhance both the looks and the performance.
Volkswagen says that these "Omanyl" style wheels and the custom aero kit will be available in as options by early 2009.