Development tests for the new generation Volkswagen Tiguan continue. A spy video from CarSpyMedia shows a forklift of the new SUV undergoing definitive tests on snowy roads in northern Europe, which are now ending. The second generation debuted in 2016, so the date for the presentation of the third generation is getting closer. An exact date has yet to be officially announced, but we are discussing the second half of 2023.
The new film gives you a better idea of what’s new for the German SUV. However, you can still see some stickers on the grille and headlights that try to hide the details of the new design. Stickers are also present on the rear to hide the shapes of the optical groups, for example. In any case, we can still see how the front has some hints of the ID.4. In addition, the SUV will increase slightly in size.
The video does not give a glimpse of the interior. However, earlier spy photos gave us a first look at the cockpit, which will have significant differences compared to the current model. In particular, the new Tiguan will have new digital instrumentation and a large central cantilevered display.
As for the engines, there will undoubtedly be extensive electrification with mild-hybrid and plug-in units. It’s too early to understand if an Allspace version will be offered yet. In addition, we already know that an electric version of the Tiguan will also come in 2026, but it will have little in joint with the endothermic model as it will be built on the MEB+ platform. A battery-powered model will be produced at the Wolfsburg plant.
So all that remains is to wait for Volkswagen to announce the news on the unveiling of the new generation Tiguan.