Volkswagen has unveiled a new third generation version of its Tiguan SUV with a completely new design, which the German brand claims has been one of the most successful Volkswagen models in the world today. More than 7.6 million buyers have chosen the compact SUV since its debut in 2007. The new model will reach dealerships as early as the first quarter of 2024.
The latest evolutionary stage of the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB evo) forms the technical basis of the third generation of the Tiguan. The new technological developments realised with the MQB evo improve the Tiguan in practically every area.
New hybrid drives with an all-electric range of around 100 km claim to make this SUV more efficient than ever before. In addition, AC charging will be faster in all eHybrid versions, and fast DC charging will also be possible as standard for the first time.
A new cleanly designed Digital Cockpit claims to offer the highest level of information and brings digital services and apps on board. In addition, new systems such as a pneumatic massage function for the front seats are derived from the premium Touareg model. The new adaptive chassis control DCC Pro 2 optimises comfort and dynamics. The latest Park Assist 2 generation automates driving in and out of parking spaces.
Thanks to MQB evo, various drive types are to be offered in the new Tiguan. For example, there will be turbo diesel engines (TDI), turbo gasoline engines (TSI), mild hybrid turbo gasoline engines (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid systems (eHybrid), which will be offered exclusively in conjunction with the Automatic Gearbox (DSG) in the future.
Like on the Volkswagen ID. models and the new Passat, the gear position will be changed to the steering column switch on the right of the steering wheel. The switch is turned forwards to “D” to drive forwards and backwards to “R” to reverse, while the parking brake is activated by pressing the side of the switch. All Tiguan models have paddles behind the steering wheel.