The current generation Volkswagen Tiguan has been on sale since 2016 and is already starting to show its age. While still performing well in the European market, there are already newer and more attractive products in this segment. Volkswagen is unhappy with the decline in sales of the Tiguan and is already working on a replacement. We spied on the new Tiguan a few times in the last few weeks and today we can share an exclusive rendering that previews the SUV’s final design.
We commissioned our artists to draw the best and most accurate digital images of the third generation Tiguan based on our model spy photos. The result is a glossy blue family vehicle that you can see in the attached gallery below with design influences from the Golf and Volkswagen ID electric vehicle ranges. This SUV from Wolfsburg doesn’t look dramatically different from the current model, although there are a number of important visual changes planned.
In this rendering, the Tiguan MK3’s front fascia is characterized by a thin mask highlighted by a coast-to-coast LED strip, which will probably only be available on the more expensive trim levels. Based on spy shots, there appears to be a large grille at the bottom of the fascia, surrounded by vertical air intakes. A pair of sweeping headlights complete the changes at the front.
While on the outside the Tiguan looks almost like a facelift for the current model, especially in terms of overall shape and size, the vehicle will receive a completely new interior design. Spy photos have shown an entirely new dashboard dominated by the larger touchscreen on the center console, which protrudes from the dashboard like a tablet. It seems that Volkswagen will retain the same climate control as in the current Golf. The air vent for the HVAC is located below the screen.
The new Tiguan will not be fully electric. With the ID family now consisting of several battery-powered vehicles, the Tiguan will continue to be offered with combustion and even diesel engines for the European market. A plug-in hybrid powertrain also seems certain at this point.