Volkswagen has unveiled the updated Tiguan, which is slated to arrive in the US as a 2022 model in fall 2021. What we have here is actually the European-spec version of the Tiguan, which is shorter than the version we get in the US, but it does preview the changes we can expect here for the long-wheelbase Tiguan.
The biggest change you’ll see here is at the front where there’s a completely new face with a more stylish grille, new LED headlights and a redesigned lower fascia. At the rear the “Tiguan” badge has been centered below the VW logo. Lastly there are new alloy wheel designs.
Inside the 2022 Tiguan gets a digital steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons and a new automatic climate control system with touch sliders and touch buttons. It also comes with standard heated seats and the brand’s MIB3 infotainment system, which is accessed via an 8.0-inch touchscreen, while a 10.3-inch screen is standard on higher trim levels. The interior also gets an available 15-color ambient lighting system and an available 480-watt Fender audio system.
In the US, the Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan also gets new driver assistance tech features, like Travel Assist, which can take over steering, braking and acceleration at speeds up to 130 mph.