Volkswagen is on the brink of revealing the highly anticipated third-generation Tiguan, as the final testing phase for prototypes is currently underway.
The upcoming Tiguan will be built upon an updated version of the current model’s MQB modular platform. Depending on the region, it will offer a range of powertrain options, including gasoline, diesel, and hybrid variants. In addition, Volkswagen is actively developing an electric compact crossover, potentially labeled as the ID.Tiguan, with prototype models also undergoing testing.
Overview of the Volkswagen Tiguan
The new Tiguan marks the arrival of the third generation for this popular nameplate and is expected to grow in length by approximately 1.2 inches compared to its predecessor. The primary beneficiary of this increase will be the cargo area, which will expand by 1.16 cubic feet, reaching a total of 22.9 cubic feet (measured up to the height of the rear seat backrests).
Volkswagen has placed a strong emphasis on equipping the new Tiguan with premium technological features. Among these offerings, drivers can expect high-definition matrix LED headlights, a spacious 15-inch infotainment screen, a rotary drive mode selector with its own mini screen, a noise-canceling package, and front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. Some of these features may be available as standard or optional, depending on the trim level.
2025 Prototype of the Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen has confirmed that the new Tiguan will offer an adaptive suspension system with dual-valve shocks. This advanced system is controlled by the same vehicle dynamics management system found in the Golf GTI. In addition to managing the shocks, this system enhances handling at the limit by controlling the electronic differential locks and brakes.
The redesigned Tiguan is scheduled to make its debut in the autumn and will be available for purchase in Europe starting in 2024, as confirmed by Volkswagen. It remains uncertain whether the new compact crossover will be released in the United States. The current Tiguan model is offered in long-wheelbase form as the standard version. However, it is worth noting that the long-wheelbase Tiguan, known as the Tiguan Allspace in other markets, may not receive a similar configuration in the future.
According to a report from Wards Auto, the long-wheelbase Tiguan will be succeeded by a redesigned version of the Tayron compact crossover from the Chinese market. The redesigned Tayron is expected to be available in both regular and coupe-like body styles and will be marketed in the United States as the new Tiguan.
For the North American market, the redesigned Tayron/Tiguan is rumored to be manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. The Chinese market will receive supply from a plant in China, while other markets may witness production at Volkswagen’s facility in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tiguan redesign
What are the key features of the third-generation Volkswagen Tiguan?
The third-generation Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a longer length, increased cargo area, premium tech features such as high-definition matrix LED headlights and a 15-inch infotainment screen, adaptive suspension, and a range of powertrain options including gas, diesel, hybrid, and potentially an electric compact crossover variant.
When will the redesigned Tiguan be available for purchase?
The redesigned Tiguan is set to make its debut in the fall and will start sales in Europe in 2024. However, it is unclear if it will be available in the United States.
Will the new Tiguan offer an adaptive suspension system?
Yes, Volkswagen has confirmed that the new Tiguan will feature an adaptive suspension system with dual-valve shocks. This system is controlled by a vehicle dynamics management system that enhances handling by managing the shocks, electronic differential locks, and brakes.
What is the potential release plan for the long-wheelbase Tiguan in the U.S. market?
According to reports, the long-wheelbase Tiguan in the U.S. market may be replaced by a redesigned version of the Tayron compact crossover from the Chinese market. The redesigned Tayron is expected to come in regular and coupe-like body styles and be marketed as the new Tiguan in the United States.
Where will the Tiguan and Tayron be manufactured for different markets?
The redesigned Tayron/Tiguan for the North American market is rumored to be manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. The Chinese market will be supplied from a plant in China, while other markets may see production at Volkswagen’s plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.
More about Tiguan redesign
- Volkswagen Official Website
- Volkswagen Tiguan Overview
- Volkswagen Tiguan (Wikipedia)
- Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
- Wards Auto: Volkswagen Tiguan and Tayron
- Volkswagen Plant in Puebla, Mexico
- Volkswagen Plant in Wolfsburg, Germany