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Redesigned crossover spotted for the first time

A prototype for the next generation of Volkswagen’s popular Tiguan crossover has been spotted for the first time.

Prototypes for the standard-wheelbase version that the rest of the world has, but a redesigned version of the long-wheelbase version sold in the US will also be produced. In other markets, the long-wheelbase version is marketed separately as the Tiguan Allspace.

The lack of camouflage equipment suggests that the redesigned Tiguan, the third generation of the nameplate, is in a late stage of development. The reveal of the standard-wheelbase version will take place in 2023, with the long-wheelbase version due in 2024. A 2025 model may be launched in the US.

We can see that the design looks more lithe, more muscular similar to the latest Touareg, we can see this model running parallel to the Tiguan in some photos. There are also some similarities to the latest Golf, especially at the rear, which appears to be stretched longer than the current Tiguan, potentially resulting in more cargo space. Fake exhaust tips can also be found at the rear, resembling real air vents from underneath the car.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2025 spy image - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Volkswagen Tiguan 2025 spy image – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The platform should be the same as the updated version of Tiguan’s current MQB modular platform. The updated platform has debuted on the latest Golf and its Audi A3 sibling, and features improvements in the areas of connectivity and electronic driver assistance features.

It’s unclear what was planned for the powertrain, but we can expect the Tiguan’s current 2.0-liter turbo-4 to continue with minor tweaks, possibly including the addition of power. mild hybrid technology. A plug-in hybrid option will also be available in select markets.

Interestingly, our spy photographer also spotted a test mule for what is supposed to be an electric Tiguan. Expected to launch around the same time as the internal combustion engine version, the electric Tiguan will most likely run on the MEB modular platform for electric vehicles, found in the ID.4 and a range of other EVs from the group. Volkswagen group.

The current-generation Tiguan has proven VW’s appeal in the US, with annual sales in that market exceeding 100,000 units over the past four years.


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