- VW has revealed the new Tiguan for the European market, including a new plug-in-hybrid model.
- The compact SUV’s latest generation has a new look and many new features.
- The U.S. version of the Tiguan will likely be a long-wheelbase model, and we’ll get more details soon.
A new generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan has landed, and while the model shown here is the Europe-spec version, it offers a preview of what the upcoming U.S.-bound Tiguan will look like. The third generation of VW’s compact crossover promises upgraded tech inside, a new plug-in-hybrid powertrain, and more cargo space.
VW says that the new Tiguan is slightly longer than before, and it’s based on a newer version of the VW Group’s MQB platform. The version we’ll get in the U.S. will likely be a long-wheelbase variant, as the current U.S.-spec model is known as the Tiguan Allspace in other markets and offers a third row of seats. It also may have some styling and trim differences inside and out.
As far as powertrains go, the Euro-spec model gets a wide range of turbocharged engines including gasoline and turbo-diesel options, plus a new plug-in-hybrid setup with a claimed 62 miles of electric range on the WLTP cycle and DC fast-charging capacity—a rarity for plug-in hybrids. We think we’ll get a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and the plug-in hybrid in the U.S., as many of VW’s competitors including the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson now offer PHEV options.
Newly available features for the 2025 Tiguan include massaging seats, a huge 15.0-inch infotainment screen, a head-up display, and adaptive dampers. The gear shifter is now a column-mounted unit like in VW’s ID. models, and there’s also a new rotary controller on the center console with its own small screen that can switch drive modes, adjust the volume, or change the color of the ambient lighting.
Stay tuned for more information to come on the 2025 Volkswagen Tiguan, as the U.S. model will likely debut within the next few months before going on sale at some point in 2024. This European model is slated to go on sale early next year.
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Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.
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