Volkswagen have just announced the world premiere of the all-new Tiguan! The third generation Tiguan features brand-new progressive technology, an updated interior with a digital cockpit, infotainment screen and heads-up display and a revised plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of up to 60 miles on a single charge. The Tiguan has been one of Volkswagen’s most successful models in the range with more than 7.6 million sold since its release in 2007. The new updates are expected to take the popular compact SUV to the next level, with the first examples expected to reach dealerships early 2024.
A new design and improved aerodynamics
The exterior of the Tiguan has been completely updated with a brand-new design. Flat LED headlights have been added which are connected by a glass-covered horizontal strip. The radiator grille is positioned at the outer sides of the bumper with air curtains for efficient airflow.
The third generation Tiguan is slightly larger than its predecessor. It is just 3 cm longer and slightly taller, but the bodywork and higher bonnet make the new model appear larger and more impressive. The big changes to the exterior design are in relation to the aerodynamics. The new Tiguan has one of the best drag coefficient figures of any SUV on the market. This has achieved by softening the edges, adding new air curtains, and making the roof rails slimmer.
New Generation Infotainment System
The interior of the all-new Tiguan is where the big changes can really be noticed. The dashboard has been completely updated and looks incredibly striking and futuristic. The interior space has been improved with quality materials being used to create a premium feeling.
A brand-new infotainment touchscreen has also been added, as standard there is a 12.9” version with the option to upgrade to a huge 15” screen. Both screen options are very responsive and create a great focal point to the centre of the dashboard. Although some may think that the 15” screen is too large, it is fantastic option for those who prioritize their tech!
Another addition is the Multicoloured Ambient Lighting throughout the interior which runs across the dashboard to the doors. This creates a personalised environment and allows the driver to customise how the interior looks.
Additional Interior Space and Features
The boot space in the new Volkswagen Tiguan is slightly larger than the previous model. The boot now has a capacity of 652 litres and features the drop-down floor to make loading and transporting large items easier. Rear seat levers have also been added, this handy new feature makes dropping the rear seats much easier.
The rear seats have also been redesigned with updates to the centre armrest. It now features a pull-out tray table with pop-up cup holders. The tray can also be titled for easier use.
Another great feature that has been added to the all-new Tiguan is the wireless charging pad for two phones and two USB-C phone chargers in the front and two in the back.
The new generation of the Tiguan appears the first example of Volkswagen blending together it’s standard range with the all-electric ID models. Until now there has been huge differences between the two powertrain varieties but Volkswagen now appear to be blending the ranges together. With a much larger electric range for its plug-in hybrid variants and innovative technology the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan really has been taken to the next level.
Full trim level details and pricing is expected soon with models reaching the UK market expected in the first quarter of 2024.