The Concept-A for real, but sadly these shots prove that the production Tiguan will not get the 'suicide' rear-hinged doors seen on the concept. It also looks as if the mini-Touareg will have a fairly conventional rear end, in place of the Concept A's pick-up tailgate. The Tiguan (a name chosen by a panel of car-mag readers) is built on the Golf/Jetta/Eos platform, and is distinct from the upcoming Golf Freestyle/CrossGolf. That's going to be a Golf Plus with 4WD and raised suspension; the Tiguan will be much more of an off-roader and stand-alone model. Volkswagen intends for it to take on the Land Rover Freelander, Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail and so forth. The Concept-A showcased the supercharged and turbocharged 1.4 TSI engine; besides this, higher-powered engines including the 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI PD will be offered, with the choice of manual, Tiptronic and DSG transmissions plus standard 4Motion four-wheel drive. Wolkswagen is expected to launch the Tiguan at the Geneva Motor Show next spring, with right-hand drive sales starting in early 2008. Production will be at Wolfsburg, Germany.