The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is arriving soon, and it’s coming with a new face along with fresh interior updates. But how soon? According to Volkswagen SA, Mzansi will get the refreshed Tiguan in the third quarter of this year.
It’s quite far off, but the new VW Tiguan will make it worth the wait, I must tell you. And while pricing is still a bit sketchy at this point, Volkswagen was kind enough to release spec details about the model line-up we’ll see at launch. According to the German carmaker, the new Tiguan will receive updated powertrains, a bevy of fresh technology, and a revitalized fascia.
Based on what we’re seeing, it seems the new Tiguan’s fascia has been redesigned, the bonnet is more concise in its appearance and the new radiator grille with LED headlights is also wider. Then there’s the new IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights which feature 22 individual LEDs per headlight offering enhanced convenience for night-time driving. It also bears a striking resemblance to the Golf 8, which doesn’t come as a surprise. The aim was to give the Tiguan a sharper, sportier vibe while maintaining the dignified vibe of the outgoing model.
Meanwhile, the interior would look similar to the current Tiguan’s layout, but there’s a new MIB3 multimedia infotainment system with standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The new Tiguan also benefits from a new, meatier steering wheel. The air conditioning functions have also been digitalised by means of touch sliders and touch buttons. A first for the Tiguan and the Volkswagen model range is the premium and optional Harmon Kardon sound system, with a 16-channel amplifier, eight speakers and a subwoofer.
On the safety front, the Tiguan has an array of fresh driving aids including advanced lane changing assist emergency braking with front assist, traffic jam assist, and road sign recognition.
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan will remain powered by previous model engines such as the 1.4 TSI with 110kW of power, 2.0 TDI with 130kW of power and 2.0 TSI with 162kW of power.