The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is launching in Australia in the second half of 2024, a company spokesperson has confirmed.
The company has yet to confirm when the new Tiguan will be revealed, other than to say the unveiling will take place sometime in 2023.
Volkswagen is still getting supply of the current Tiguan in 110TSI and R guise, though orders for all-wheel drive 132TSi, 147TDI and 162TSI models have been paused.
The longer Tiguan Allspace, which operates on a slightly different product lifecycle, is unaffected by this pause. It’s sourced from Mexico instead of Germany like the regular Tiguan range, and has therefore been insulated from recent supply issues.
While it’s unclear when exactly the new Tiguan will be officially revealed, we’ve already gotten a good look thanks to spy photographers.
It has a more curvaceous look than the current car, while inside there’s a large, landscape-oriented centre touchscreen that incorporates the climate controls.
A PHEV option is also expected to finally join the local line-up.
An unrelated electric SUV on VW’s MEB Plus architecture could also wear the Tiguan nameplate as Volkswagen looks to use more familiar names on its EVs.
A next-generation Tiguan Allspace is expected to follow sometime after its combustion-powered sibling, though a recent report suggested it would be replaced by a new generation of the Chinese-focused Tayron.
The current-generation Tiguan has been in production since 2016, with the typical vehicle lifecycle lasting 7-8 years.
It was first revealed in September 2015, with the Allspace – the only body style offered in North America – revealed in January 2017.
Because of this staggered rollout, the mid-life updates for the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace came at different times – the former was revealed in January 2021 and went on sale a few months later, and the latter was revealed in December 2021 and went on sale in early 2022.
Last year, the Tiguan Allspace outsold its shorter counterpart in Australia as Volkswagen grappled with supply issues at its Wolfsburg plant in Germany.
It sold just 2658 examples of the two-row model against 3876 Allspaces, which saw it beat the Ford Escape (2179) and Renault Koleos (2552) but fall behind segment stalwarts like the Nissan X-Trail (7943) and Subaru Forester (10,637).