The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan looks like it will take some design cues from the flagship Touareg and ID.4 EV when it hits the market in – most likely – 2024.
Spied testing in Europe recently, the third-gen Tiguan clearly offers a cleaner and more curvaceous profile with upper body sculpting reminiscent of its larger siblings.
The prototype you’re looking at features stickers for the lights and tailpipes – obviously an attempt from VW’s team to keep its powder dry.
Meanwhile a glance inside reveals a new-look centre touchscreen, the absence of buttons and dials, and a simpler cluster design.
It’s expected the new Tiguan will migrate to the latest MQB Evo platform like the Golf 8 and Skoda Octavia – with petrol, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options. A hot Tiguan R with running gear lifted from the Golf R is a near-certainty.
A full electric model is considered unlikely given the existence of the similarly sized, EV-only ID.4.
We’d be expecting the new Tiguan to appear in 2023 at one of the major European motorshows, with a market launch for 2024.
The current-generation model has been in production since 2016, with the typical vehicle life-cycle lasting 7-8 years.