Volkswagen will launch its next-generation mid-sized SUV sometime in 2023.

    The company has confirmed the next Tiguan will debut this year in Europe, which points to a potential local launch in 2024.

    Orders for the current all-wheel drive 132TSI, 147TDI and 162TSI are closing from the second quarter of 2023, and it’s unclear if they will be reopened.

    Customers will instead be directed to the base, front-wheel drive 110TSI in the interim, or the stretched Tiguan Allspace that hails from Mexico instead of Germany like the other Tiguans.

    Volkswagen has also confirmed it has secured stronger supply of the hot R flagship for 2023.

    It’s unclear when exactly the new Tiguan will be revealed, though 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.

    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.

    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.

    The current-generation Tiguan has been in production since 2016, with the typical vehicle life-cycle 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).

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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