A prototype for the subsequent technology of Volkswagen’s fashionable Tiguan crossover has been noticed for the primary time.
The prototype is for the standard-wheelbase model the remainder of the world will get however a redesigned model of the long-wheelbase model bought within the U.S. must also be within the works. In different markets the long-wheelbase model is marketed individually because the Tiguan Allspace.
The dearth of camouflage gear factors to the redesigned Tiguan, the third technology of the nameplate, already being at a late stage of improvement. The reveal of the standard-wheelbase model ought to happen in 2023, with the long-wheelbase model to observe in 2024. A 2025 model-year launch within the U.S. is probably going.
We will see that the design has taken on a extra fluid, extra muscular look much like the newest Touareg which may be seen operating alongside the Tiguan in a few of the shorts. There are additionally some similarities to the newest Golf, significantly on the rear which appears to be additional prolonged than on the present Tiguan, seemingly which means additional cargo area. Additionally on the rear are pretend exhaust ideas, because the precise exhaust vents from beneath the car.
2025 Volkswagen Tiguan spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The platform ought to be the identical up to date model of the present Tiguan’s MQB modular platform. The up to date platform debuted within the newest Golf and its Audi A3 sibling, and options enhancements within the areas of connectivity and digital driver-assist options.
It is not clear what’s deliberate for the powertrains however we are able to anticipate the present Tiguan’s assortment of two.0-liter turbo-4 engines to hold over with minor tweaks, presumably together with the addition of mild-hybrid tech. A plug-in hybrid choice must also be obtainable in some markets.
Apparently, we have additionally noticed a take a look at mule for what’s considered an electrical Tiguan. Anticipated to reach across the identical time as its internal-combustion counterpart, the electrical Tiguan will more than likely experience on the MEB modular platform for electrical automobiles, which options within the ID.4 and a bunch of extra Volkswagen Group EVs.
The Tiguan makes an amazing selection for younger households on the lookout for a roomy crossover, however aren’t fairly prepared to maneuver as much as a mid- or full-size providing. The present technology has confirmed a success for VW within the U.S., with annual gross sales on this market exceeding 100,000 items for the final 4 years.