While all eyes are on the VW’s new entry-level crossover, there is actually one familiar nameplate that famous German carmaker works on as well. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan will receive a facelift. Considering that the current generation will get in the fifth year of production at the time, this seems like a logical move. After all, we don’t expect to see a decade-long production cycle again. Though it is still early for some more precise details, latest reports suggest both visual and mechanical changes.
Of course, this will be the aspect of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan that will get most changes. We expect to see an upgraded look, which will adopt the brand’s latest design language. Basically, we can find trails of Tiguan’s future look in the upcoming, still, unnamed subcompact crossover that will come for European an Chinese market. This would mean that the 2020 Tiguan will get a little bit sharper face, with a grille that extends to tweaked, rectangular headlights. Also, expect to see a new trapezoidal front fascia, as well as few other subtle changes.
On the inside, this compact crossover shouldn’t be changed a lot. We expect to see a familiar cabin design, with a largely unchanged dashboard. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan will continue to ride on a familiar MQB platform, which seems a little bit too small for this kind of vehicle. Compared to the main competitor, 2020 Honda CR-V, it is inferior in terms of legroom, cargo space, and even fuel economy. On the other side, it doesn’t offer any spectacular handling like the Mazda CX-5 does, for example. Things will get even worse once you realize that Tiguan is also more expensive.
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which delivers around 185 horsepower. Such amount of power seems quite decent of an average driver, though fuel economy is another aspect where it trails Honda CR-V and CX-5. Average fuel economy goes around 22 mpg in city and 27 mpg on a highway. According to some rumors, there is a chance to see the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan with a new, all-electric powertrain. As you probably know, VW plans to offer electric versions of all models in the lineup. This crossover could easily be among first ones to get an electric motor and battery. More details should be known in the future.
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Release Date and Price
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan should come sometime in 2019. It seems too early to speculate about some more precise date, though the second half of the year seems more likely. Despite plenty of novelties, we don’t expect changes in price. Base models will go around $25,000.