Cars Facelifted 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed

02:21  01 july  2020
02:21  01 july  2020 Source:   carbuyer.co.uk

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Volkswagen has been testing a Tiguan R for roughly three years, but you’re still not going to find one at a The silver lining is a near-production concept will be revealed at some point next year when VW is The Tiguan facelift and its hot R derivative might not have a long life as the next generation will

The new VW Tiguan teaser image shows the facelifted SUV’s front end. Improved infotainment tech and a plug-in hybrid powertrain are also expected. Volkswagen has revealed the first official image of the updated Tiguan . Set to be released this Summer, the Peugeot 3008 rival will gain revised

a blue car: Volkswagen Tiguan R © Carbuyer Volkswagen Tiguan R
• Tiguan gets Golf-inspired styling • Plug-in hybrid joins the range • Tiguan R has 316bhp

The updated Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been unveiled with styling tweaks, extra technology and two new engines. You’ll be able to buy the new car shortly, although Volkswagen hasn’t released UK specs and prices yet. The Tiguan sits in the middle of VW’s five-strong SUV line-up and rivals the SEAT Ateca, Ford Kuga, Peugeot 3008 and Mazda CX-5.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift styling

Volkswagen has redesigned the front end of the Tiguan, which now looks more similar to the latest Golf. There’s a hint of Volkswagen Touareg in the styling, too, thanks to a taller bonnet, slimmer headlights and a bigger grille. The bumpers at each end are new, and most models get an exclusive bumper design (R-Line models get bigger air intakes and four fake exhausts, for example). You’ll also spot a new tail-light design and updated badging.

Volkswagen Tiguan facelift due in 2021

  Volkswagen Tiguan facelift due in 2021 The new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been spotted almost undisguisedPrices shouldn’t change too much from the current car, which starts at a fraction over £25,000. As it does now, the Tiguan will rival the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Hyundai Tucson, Peugeot 3008 and the mechanically identical Skoda Karoq.

The facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan was caught out in the open without any disguise, revealing redesigned headlights and a new look for the front bumper. Since the Tiguan was part of a photo shoot, it goes without saying the version we’re looking at has all the bells and whistles.

Ahead of an imminent reveal , the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift has been spotted up close and personal without any disguise whatsoever. Volkswagen must be on the verge of unveiling the 2021 Tiguan because the facelifted crossover has just been spotted without any camouflage whatsoever.

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Like the latest Volkswagen Golf, the Tiguan’s interior is now available with touch-sensitive panels for the climate control and steering wheel, replacing physical buttons. Volkswagen says these are optional extras but they may be fitted to some UK trim levels as standard. If they’re available at extra cost we’d recommend avoiding them; our experience in the Golf showed that they’re not as intuitive as physical buttons and are prone to noticeable fingerprint smudges.

Extra technology comes in the form of an embedded eSIM, which facilitates a range of online features through the infotainment system. Depending on spec, the new Tiguan can come with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and natural voice command recognition. A new Harman Kardon sound system, matrix LED headlights, scrolling indicators and predictive adaptive cruise control join the options list, alongside VW’s Travel Assist semi-autonomous driving tech, which combines the cruise control and the lane-keeping assist.

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Bolder frontal styling for popular VW SUV designed to keep Tiguan fresh, while new hybrid powertrain will keep it relevant. The Tiguan has now established itself as Volkswagen 's best-selling global model, with the German car-maker churning out 910,000 examples in 2019 alone, outselling the Golf

© Autocar 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan . Volkswagen has given the first official look at the facelifted version of the Tiguan SUV, ahead of its unveiling this summer, in a new design sketch. According to Muth, the facelifted Tiguan will offer “a big change in terms of design, with a totally new front” that will

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan R

Marked out by grey mirror caps, a rear diffuser and 21-inch alloy wheels, the Tiguan R sits at the top of the range and provides a genuine performance option for the first time. It uses the same 2.0-litre petrol engine as other fast VW Group SUVs - the Cupra Ateca, Audi SQ2 and Volkswagen T-Roc R - but has 20bhp more power at 316bhp. Uprated brakes, a lowered dynamic chassis and a new 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system are fitted, with the latter able to portion out power to each individual wheel. Like the Cupra, a titanium Akrapovic sports exhaust is available as an option.

The Tiguan R looks just as athletic on the inside, with sports seats, a flat-bottomed R-badged steering wheel and exclusive dashboard trim. You also get paddles to change gear yourself but the Tiguan sticks with a conventional gear lever rather than the Golf’s small switch.

329bhp Volkswagen Arteon R due in late 2020

  329bhp Volkswagen Arteon R due in late 2020 Volkswagen Arteon saloon to get high-performance R versionIts main rivals will include the Audi S5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, plus the Kia Stinger GT-S and faster versions of the Jaguar XE. The Arteon range currently tops out at just under £43,500, and we’d expect the high-performance R variant to cost around £50,000 if not more.

Judging by these spy photos, Volkswagen AG has been busy testing the 2020 facelift version of its Tiguan SUV – but don’t expect the ‘souped-up’ R version to debut anytime soon. Contrary to popular trends, the Tiguan R will not be getting a hybrid version, VW states.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan equipment and price. Volkswagen has also revised the trim level hierarchy of the Tiguan ; the entry-level car (named simply Tiguan ) is joined by Life, Elegance and R-Line equipment lines.

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid plug-in hybrid

Alongside the Tiguan R, a plug-in hybrid model joins the lineup. A 31-mile range is promised from the battery and the hybrid will always start in electric mode if there’s enough charge. Different driving modes change how the car uses its petrol engine and electric motor. With 242bhp and the two parts of the powertrain able to work together, the Tiguan hybrid should offer brisk acceleration when required.

It’s the same powertrain as you’ll find in the Volkswagen Passat GTE and Volkswagen Golf GTE, plus the new Cupra Leon and Skoda Octavia vRS. When it reaches the UK, the Tiguan eHybrid may be rebadged as the Tiguan GTE.

What does it mean for car buyers?

Volkswagen says the Tiguan is Europe’s best-selling SUV and the facelift brings smarter styling and more choice - so it should widen the car’s appeal even further. But the extra technology will almost certainly push the Tiguan’s price up (it’s already more expensive than many rivals), and neither the fast R or the potentially eco-friendly plug-in hybrid will be priced as entry-level models. The Tiguan R will be expensive to run, too - the Cupra Ateca with the same engine manages around 32mpg - and it remains to be seen how much different it will be from the Cupra or the smaller T-Roc R.

Read more in our Volkswagen Tiguan review, or see where it places on our list of best family SUVs.

top petrol engine with all-wheel drive - a diesel alternative? - VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI in the train wagon test .
© Achim Hartmann The Tiguan is variable and balanced - does that also apply to the top petrol engine with all-wheel drive and DSG? Only if you do not know the VW Tiguan: The medium-sized SUV sorts between the Touareg (3.5 tonne trailer load) and the "Golf SUV" T-Roc (1.5 to 2.0 tonne trailer load) available in two body lengths. Even the 4.49 meter long standard version, which we are testing here, convinces with sliding and flat foldable rear seats including a foldable front passenger seat back,

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