New 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan unveiled: The compact crossover is more mature than ever

After a long wait, Volkswagen has finally unveiled the new generation of Tiguan. Replacing the old model, released in 2016, the all-new iteration comes with a new exterior design, a new cockpit layout with new instrumentation, chassis improvements, and a wider variety of engines, including petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid units.

In the design department, the 2024 VW Tiguan looks like an ID electric car – up front, anyway. It has new LED headlights, a light bar that connects them together, and a small upper grille. The actual grille that feeds air to the engine has been moved lower and surrounded by vertical air curtains.

Sharper edges compared to its predecessor are evident everywhere, including the sides, where it features new lines on the doors and a more curving roofline behind the center pillars, though not by much. The rear retains the full-width reflectors, which are joined by a light strip that transitions from one taillight to the next. These have a slimmer design and are still separated by the VW logo. The Tiguan logo has been moved below the license plate 4 Movement On vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive, the badge is located next to it on the right side.

Inside, the dashboard has become thicker. The compact crossover features a new tablet-like infotainment system with a diagonal of up to 15 inches on the range-topping flavors, a new digital instrument cluster with anti-reflective coating, and a new head-up display. The car has its own small screen which is a rotary control that can be used for different functions, such as adjusting the color of the ambient light, turning up or down the volume, or controlling the driver profile. Voice assistance is available on deck, allowing those behind the new steering wheel to control other aspects of the car.

Under the skin sits Dump The Evo platform, which supports a wide range of cars from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, and Cupra, such as the new Passat, Audi A3, Leon, Octavia, Formentor, and also the Ford Tourneo Connect. The German automaker points to its revamped Adaptive Chassis Control system with optional DCC Pro featuring dual-valve shock absorbers and a vehicle dynamics manager that debuted in the Golf GTI hot hatch. Volkswagen says the new generation Tiguan offers improved handling, more agility and stability compared to the version it replaces.

With the new body being very versatile, the 2024 Tiguan will be launched with various powertrain options that vary depending on where it is sold. The Wolfsburg-based car company has not yet provided details on the assemblies, but has confirmed that they will be available with turbocharged gasoline, turbodiesel, and various mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid units. Support DC charging, which is the most economical PHEV It will offer a targeted electric range of about 62 miles (100 km), according to the company.

Full details about the all-new Tiguan will be released in due course, and it is scheduled to arrive at overseas dealers in the first quarter of 2024. It is also worth noting that according to VW, the Tiguans pictured are pre-production models. The car will face intense competition from multiple brands, targeting Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai, Renault Austral, and others. It has been reported that it will not be launched in North America, as we may be getting the second-generation Tyrone in China, which is supposedly due by 2025.

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