Volkswagen is preparing the next generation Tiguan. Our spy photographers have been filming tests of the updated crossover for months, and the automaker has done its best to keep the new styling under wraps. The latest spy shot captures the model in white, which makes it easier to decipher how it will look when it debuts.
While VW does its best to trick unsuspecting onlookers into believing this is a current-generation model, the white exterior makes it easier to see stickers trying to hide the Tiguan’s production design. Volkswagen hides lighting units at both ends of the crossover, but that’s not all it’s gimmicks are. The C-shaped intake accents, lower door trim and exhaust outlets are all stickers.
It’s hard to say for sure, but it appears the new Tiguan will be bigger than the model it replaces. It doesn’t look like VW has extended the wheelbase, but the overhangs look a bit thicker. This crossover also looks less boxy than the previous version, with a more expressive style.
Previous spy photos show off the cabin, and it’s also been redesigned. The integrated screen was replaced with a standalone unit, however, VW positioned it low on the dashboard. We suspect that there is a digital instrument cluster hiding behind the steering wheel.
We didn’t expect Volkswagen to launch an electric Tiguan as the automaker already offers the ID.4 catering to the same segment. However, we do know that the company plans to offer a more powerful version of the Tiguan for the US, but it may not be a full-fledged R model. Plug-in hybrids should have more range than before, while VW makes petrol and diesel engines cleaner.
Volkswagen has been testing the Tiguan in this guise for months, but there’s no indication of when the company will reveal it. We’re expecting a debut in the second half of 2024, with the crossover arriving as a 2024 model. The new Tiguan seems ready for production, and its next-gen updates will breathe new life into the model as the automaker transitions to making EVs only.