For the most part of the 20th century, Volkswagen was not really an SUV company. 

lots and lots of Beetle, Bus, and finally Golf units were being moved with relative ease

 In the North American market, they also had a successful start, particularly with vehicles

 like the well-liked Jetta. The enormously ostentatious and opulent Touareg, Volkswagen's first

Volkswagen quickly came to the conclusion that their target demographic

they launched the Tiguan as their entry into the mainstream small crossover