The company’s smallest crossover in the offer has been redesigned a couple of years ago. More precisely, the second generation came in 2016. Despite that the original model was in production for a full decade, we are pretty sure that the new model will have a much shorter production cycle. Therefore, the 2020 VW Tiguan facelift sounds quite likely. This update would bring a lot of novelties, particularly in terms of the styling, though some reports suggest a new engine as well, which will definitely be a great addition to the current, underpowered lineup.
Of course, a couple of changes are possible inside the cabin as well, but we doubt in anything spectacular. Given all the changes, the new model would probably come earlier than usual. However, keep in mind that we haven’t heard anything from the officials. This update is still just a rumor, so take it with a dose of a reserve. In any case, more details about the 2020 VW Tiguan release date should be known in the next couple of months.
2020 VW Tiguan Design and Changes
If we take that this VW Tiguan 2020 facelift will happen, we may presume that most changes will be in terms of aesthetics. On the other side, base design characteristics will definitely remain unchanged in any case. The 2020 VW Tiguan will continue to ride on a familiar MQB platform, which underpins almost every vehicle from the company’s lineup.
On the other side, we count on a fine number of visual updates. The Volkswagen Tiguan 2020 facelift would bring a lot of new styling details. Of course, the focus would be on the front end, which would suffer most. This includes areas that are typically tweaked in these updates. Those are grille, front bumper, front fascia etc. Keep in mind that the German carmaker has a pretty cautious approach, so we definitely won’t see any radical change. Therefore, we are pretty sure that headlights will keep the same shape.
The rest of the vehicle will also keep pretty much the same look, with the exception of new color options and, possibly, new wheels designs.
2020 VW Tiguan Interior
On the inside, the 2020 VW Tiguan changes will probably be minimal, which is typical for this carmaker. We will probably see a familiar layout, with a couple of small tweaks, mostly in terms of color schemes and standard equipment. On the other side, the overall layout will definitely remain the same. Therefore, count on both versions with capacity for five or seven passengers. The Tiguan is the only compact crossover that offers three rows of seats.
However, the third row is pretty tight, pretty much only for kids. On the other side, the first two rows are pretty comfortable and spacious. Seats are massive and supportive. The overall interior quality is good. Most materials are soft on touch, but the dashboard looks blend. Most rivals are much more stylish in this area and feel more upscale. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise if we see a couple of tweaks to the dash in this update.
Tech and Safety Features
In terms of tech features, the new VW Touareg 2020 will definitely come with a couple of novelties. The current model comes with standard features like a 6.5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 6-speaker audio system etc. On the other side, available features are things like Digital Cockpit, a navigation system, an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control etc. Some of these features seem like potential candidates to become standard from the next year.
Same goes to safety features. A list of available features is very long, while base models feature a rearview camera only. Therefore, some of the optional features could become standard. The list of candidates is long and includes things like automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and more.
2020 VW Tiguan Engines
The current model comes only with a 2.0-liter engine that delivers around 185 horsepower. Compared to the competition, it definitely feels underpowered. Therefore, the company will probably introduce a familiar turbo-four engine as an option for the next year. It is a familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine that delivers around 235 horsepower. Both units will be paired with a familiar 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 VW Tiguan Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 VW Tiguan release date, we are pretty sure that this update means an arrival that is earlier than usual. This probably means the third quarter of the year. On the other side, the price should remain pretty much the same, which is around 24.000 dollars for the base model.