In Europe, dealers of the German brand can now pre-order the updated Volkswagen Tiguan crossover in the seven-seater Allspace.
Recall that Volkswagen introduced the second-generation Tiguan in 2017 and the crossover quickly became the brand’s best-selling model in America. Since then, competition between crossovers has escalated, so the German automaker decided to update the model mid-life.
The main changes took place in the exterior, but the interior with functionality was not left without attention. Following the 2022 facelift, the Tiguan will receive an updated front end design, including a new front bumper located under a modified grille that includes the brand’s light line on the sides of the VW badge.
The rear will receive more subtle tweaks and the crossover now has the Tiguan lettering in the center of the fifth door under the VW logo. More expensive versions will feature R-Line design cues, including unique side sills and bumpers. LED headlights and daytime running lights are standard. Also note the new rims, which range in size from 17 to 20 inches. Buyers will be able to choose from eight body colors, including Oryx White and Kings Red Metallic, both new for 2022.
The cabin will have an 8.0-inch digital instrument panel already in the basic version, and a 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro display is offered for a surcharge. Also standard is the MIB3 infotainment system on all trims except the entry level. Heated front seats are also standard. Upgrade options include a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats.
Also, in all trim levels, except for the basic one, there is Climatronic Touch climate control, which is combined with an electric rear door. R-Line models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
VW has made its IQ.Drive safety suite standard on all but base trim levels, which gives the Tiguan forward collision warning and emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and other. The base Tiguan features Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning and more.
The engine range remains unchanged and consists of the familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI with 190 and 245 hp outputs, which are transmitted through an 8-speed automatic transmission. VW 4Motion all-wheel drive is an option. The base gasoline engine is a 1.5-liter TSI engine that develops 150 hp. and is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission in the “base” and a robotic DSG-7 – as an option, the drive is only front.
The base price of the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace in the European market will be 36,230 euros for a front-wheel drive version with a 1.5 TSI engine and manual transmission in the starting configuration of Life.