For the 2008 SEMA Show,Volkswagen has brought performance, styling and audio upgrades to their popular new Tiguan, the GTI of compact SUV's. The upgrades start on the outside of the Tiguan Performance with a complete body styling and fender flare kit, spoiler, side steps and a custom two-tone paint job.

Not to be shown up by the new interior the performance level has been raised in this already hot compact SUV. The 2.0L TSI four-cylinder engine is now breathing through an APR Stage 3 Turbo Kit, and is rated at scorching 295 hp and 300 lbs. ft. of torque, coupled with the 6-speed Tiptronic® automatic. Also included is the new APR sport rear muffler and carbon-fiber cold air intake.

Volkswagen Performance Tiguan Holding the Tiguan Performance to the street are Yokohama 225/40 R19 tires and Volkswagen's 19-inch Omanyt alloy wheels and the 4Motion all wheel drive system. For added stopping power, the Tiguan Performance was upgraded with an APR/Brembo GT Performance Braking System featuring 328x28mm drilled rotors and Brembo high performance brake pads. H&R performance springs and sway bars provide an extra measure of control for the Tiguan Performance.

Volkswagen Performance Tiguan To ensure interior performance was not neglected, Volkswagen worked with Rockford Fosgate to bring in a custom-built audio system. The system features 1400 watts of legendary MOSFET power. Rockford's, brand new for 2009, POWER T1000-1bd 1000 watt mono amplifier powers two P3D410 dual voice coil 500 watt PUNCH subwoofers.

Volkswagen Performance Tiguan A Power T400-4 amplifier delivers 400 watts of clean power to each of the door component speakers featuring 6.5" mid-bass in the front doors & 5.25" mid-bass in the rear doors, with matched inverted hard dome tweeters. The newly amplified system was seamlessly integrated to the Volkswagen Multi-media player and DVD-navigation system.