Volkswagen unveiled the third generation of its popular SUV today, as since 2007 when VW first launched it, the company has managed to sell over 7.6 million units of the model. The new Tiguan will be available in Europe in the first quarter of 2024 and is based on the MQB Evo platform.
Its length measures 4,551 mm, an increase of 32 mm, with the height rising by 50 mm to 1,640 mm. The width reaches 1,939 mm, and the wheelbase is 2,681 mm. The seven-seat version is no longer called the Tiguan Allspace, as it will be replaced by the second generation of the Tayron.
The cargo space has increased by 33 liters, now reaching 648 liters, with an additional 0.9 centimeters of headroom for the driver and front passenger. Rear passengers have gained an extra 1 centimeter of space. The model can be equipped with HD Matrix LED headlights, as well as electrically adjustable and air-conditioned seats with massage function.
Inside, the central screen comes in either 12.9 inches or 15 inches, with the instrument panel being digital and featuring a 10.25-inch screen. There’s also a small OLED screen on the central console, integrated into the rotary controller for the 4Motion Active Control system, and the car comes with a head-up display. Additionally, the company claims that the new Tiguan has improved sound insulation and new seats.
The car is offered with petrol engines, diesel engines, mild-hybrid petrol engines, and two plug-in hybrids. The latter two deliver 204 and 272 horsepower respectively and offer an electric range of up to 100 km thanks to the 19.7 kWh battery. There are front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, with VW being able to equip the new Tiguan with electronically controlled Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC Pro) suspension with two-valve shock absorbers.
Finally, the new Tiguan is exclusively equipped with an automatic DSG transmission, with the gear selector now being a switch on the right side of the steering column.