Volkswagen has unveiled the latest version of its popular Tiguan SUV, marking its third generation. The Tiguan has been a global best-seller for Volkswagen, with over 7.6 million units sold since its launch in 2007. The new model features a comprehensive redesign, bringing it in line with other Volkswagen SUVs and incorporating new technology.
The new Tiguan is built on the updated MQB ‘evo’ platform, which has allowed for some size enhancements. It is 30mm longer than the outgoing model, but only 4mm taller. The width and wheelbase remain the same. The exterior design includes new IQ Light HD Matrix headlights and a full-width LED tail-light. The car is also more aerodynamic thanks to a reduced drag coefficient.
Inside the cabin, the Tiguan boasts a revised Digital Cockpit layout with a 10.25-inch digital instrument display and a 15.1-inch central touchscreen for infotainment. Physical buttons have been reintroduced for enhanced tactility, and the volume and climate controls are now backlit. Rear-seat passengers will enjoy increased headroom, and boot space has been improved to 652 litres.
The new Tiguan also includes a range of advanced driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist. The plug-in hybrid versions of the car feature a larger 19.7 kWh battery, offering a pure-electric driving range of up to 100 kilometres. The plug-in hybrid model also supports faster AC and DC charging capabilities.
Volkswagen plans to launch the new Tiguan globally in 2024. In India, the current-generation Tiguan is the brand’s most expensive offering, priced at INR 35.20 lakh (approximately $47,700 USD). The new model is expected to arrive in India in the second half of 2024, potentially with a higher price range.
Sources: The Economic Times, CarWale