2020 VW Tiguan Assembly Plant Locations
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a wildly impressive machine, and many diehard fans want to know everything they can about it. Once one already gets down the powertrain options, the interior tech, the safety scores, and all that primary jazz, what else is there to find out?
Well, one question many may find themselves pondering is, where does the magic happen? Where is the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan built?
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is part of the second generation of the model, which began in 2016. It’s currently manufactured in:
- Germany: Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg Volkswagen Plant)
- Mexico: Puebla
- India: Aurangabad (Skoda Auto Volkswagen India)
- Malaysia: Pekan (HICOM)
- Algeria: Relizane
- Indonesia: Purwakarta (National Assembler)
Read on below to learn a little bit about each of these manufacturing locations to get an idea of where that special Tiguan sparkle originates!
Wolfsburg Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany
As the worldwide headquarters of the VW group and one of the largest manufacturing plants in the world, the Wolfsburg Volkswagen Plant is the most well-known Volkswagen facility in existence. Clocking in at just under 70 million square feet, this monstrous compound produced 815,000 cars in 2015. It also produces the famous VW Currywurst sausage.
Puebla is a historic city located in east-central Mexico. It was founded in 1531 in an area called “Cuetlaxcoapan,” which translates to, “where serpents change their skin.” The city boasts a variety of architecture along with a colorful history, resulting in it receiving the designation of World Heritage Site in 1987. These days, the locale also excels in industry, boasting the world’s largest VW plant outside of Germany.
ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India, Aurangabad, India
As the name suggest, ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India focuses on the manufacture of Volkswagen, Audi and ŠKODA vehicles, and it’s located in (you guessed it) India. If you visit the Aurangabad plant, we encourage a visit to the Aurangabad caves, which consist of twelve rock-cut Buddhist shrines that were created in the 6th to 7th century CE.
These shrines are a great example of the Mahayana, Hinayana and Vajrayana styles of Buddhist artwork. They also feature an interesting overlap of additional religious traditions, with carved goddesses resembling those of the Hindu Shakti denomination existing alongside carvings of the Buddha.
HICOM, Pekan, Malaysia
The HICOM plant assembles Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen vehicles for the Malaysian market. In addition to the Tiguan, other VW models currently assembled at HICOM include the Polo MK5, Vento, Jetta (A6), and Passat (B8).
The city of Relizane is the capital of the likewise-named Relizane Province in Algeria. Officially known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the country exists in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Visitors will find, along with the Volkswagen plant, a rich and varied cuisine and a primarily Islamic culture.
National Assembler, Purwakarta, Indonesia
The Purwaukarta plant is an Indonesian distributor located in the country’s capital city of Jakarta, on the heavily-populated Java island. The plant was founded in 1998. It also manufactures other group A platform vehicles such as the VW Golf, Touran and Audi A4. If your vehicle was assembled at this plant, you’ll find a “J” occupying the eleventh position of its VIN.