Volkswagen has teased us with camouflaged photos and a few details of its upcoming redesigned Tiguan compact SUV. And for the first time, the brand’s best-selling vehicle will be offered as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
Not only that, but VW has also revealed the Tiguan PHEV will get up to 100 kilometres of electric-only drive on a single charge; currently, the Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV is the range leader in Canada at 68 km. While VW doesn’t reveal any details on battery size or other drivetrain information, that range alone will be enough to convert plenty of people who want to go electric but are wary of going full-on BEV.
The third generation of the Tiguan is also getting bigger. While height, width and wheelbase remain almost identical to the current Tiguan (169 cm, 184cm, and 279 cm, respectively), the new version grows in length by almost three centimetres. Cargo space grows by 33 litres to 648 L behind the rear seats.
The new model also gets HD matrix headlights and a new 15-inch infotainment screen, while the centre console houses the Driving Experience Control – a rotary knob with its own mini-screen can be used to control drive mode, radio volume or ambient lighting colours.
Every 2024 Tiguan will be standard with an automated shift gearbox (DSG), and with the new MQB evo chassis, the new Tiguan will be available with the latest Dynamic Chassis Control, VW’s electronically controlled adaptive suspension system.
The SUV will be available globally in turbo-diesel, turbo-gasoline, hybrid turbo-gas, and, of course, PHEV versions. For the full reveal, we’ll have to wait until the autumn; the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan will be on the market next year.