2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Revealed
After months of teasers and spy shots, the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan breaks cover with updated powertrains, new tech and a fresh look. Herewith the key details…
The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan has been revealed and it brings a number of upgrades to the party. Volkswagen has taken note of the feedback from customers and product testers, and the result is a thoroughly updated new model.
The third-generation 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan gets a bold new look and the Wolfsburg-based brand released images detailing a standard model in green and an R-Line derivative in red. There’s a lightbar at both the front and the rear, and depending on trim, different bumpers.
In terms of footprint, the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan stands 4 539 mm long (30 mm longer than before), 1 639 mm tall (4mm taller), 1 842 mm wide (same as before) and has the same wheelbase of 2 680 mm. Under the skin, the third-generation Volkswagen Tiguan rides on the new MQB Evo platform and features 10 mm additional legroom while space in the load bay has increased by 33 litres, up to 648 litres.
The cabin architecture is all-new and in pictures, at least, represents a significant improvement over its predecessor in terms of design and material quality. Many of the current Volkswagen products suffer from quirky touch-sensitive buttons but Volkswagen has listened to customer feedback and opted for tried-and-trusted physical buttons instead.
There’s a brand-new 12.9-inch (15-inch on higher grades) tablet-style touchscreen with the firm’s latest MIB operating system with OTA update capability while a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster adds extra flair to the cabin.
2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Engines
Volkswagen has given the Tiguan range a diverse array of engines for customers to choose from. The front-wheel Tiguans feature two mild-hybrid 1.5 turbocharged petrol engines, as well as a 2.0 diesel. Outputs range from 95 kW to 110 kW for the two petrol-hybrid derivatives while the diesel engine offers 110 kW.
In addition to the front-wheel drive derivatives mentioned above, the Tiguan will also be available in 4Motion all-wheel-drive guise powered by an updated 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine with either 148 kW or 192 kW while the 2.0-litre turbodiesel 4Motion derivative will offer 140 kW. The new Tiguan makes use of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Volkswagen says the new Tiguan features updated 4Motion hardware to reduce vibrations. The new Tiguan is available with the optional DCC Pro adaptive dampers for additional comfort and sportiness, depending on mode.
There are also new plug-in hybrid powertrains with a 19.7 kWh battery giving 100 km of pure electric range. The charging speed is up too, with DC charging now possible. There will be 2 PHEV models and both will be front-wheel driven and feature 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engines with electric assist. Outputs are 148 kW and 197 kW respectively. The plug-in hybrid Tiguans are paired with a 6-speed DSG.
A 232 kW Tiguan R is also in development with the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine found in the new Golf 8 R.
When is the new 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Coming to South Africa?
The new 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan is due in South Africa in 2024. Local pricing and specification will be communicated closer to the launch.