Volkswagen Tiguan News

  • 2025 Volkswagen Tiguan EV test mule spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Volkswagen's Tiguan is a great choice for young families looking for a roomy crossover but aren't quite ready to move up to a mid- or full-size offering. Our latest spy shots suggest that VW is now working on a redesign for the Tiguan—with electric power on the menu. The vehicle in our spy shots is thought to be a test mule for the new Tiguan. It's based on an EV platform but is using the modified body of the current Tiguan to hide those new mechanicals. The body is the short-wheelbase Tiguan sold overseas and not the long-wheelbase version that we get standard here in the U.S., and...

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    2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview: Update for compact crossover with a light touch for $27,190

    The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan offers technology and feature updates, though the proliferation of touch controls on the interior means the news isn't all good.

  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R
    2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R arrives with 316 horsepower--but not in US

    Volkswagen's new Tiguan R boasts a 316-horsepower inline-4 that will likely power the next Golf R.

  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R spy shots and video

    VW engineers are testing a hot version of the Tiguan expected to benefit from the same engine as the Golf R.

  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen Tiguan spy shots

    VW is working on an updated Tiguan that's likely to bring new R and plug-in hybrid variants.

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
    Volkswagen Arteon and Tiguan plug-in hybrids on the way

    Volkswagen will roll out more plug-in hybrids as interest in electrified vehicles increases.

  • 2019 Arteon R-Line Highlight concept

    Volkswagen has prepared a traveling circus packed with five intriguing enthusiast-focused models. Each one has been prepared with a different sort of automotive fan in mind. These five models make up the bulk of VW's current lineup, and you can get your eyes on all of them if you live near one of six upcoming car shows here in the U.S. First up is the 2018 Golf R Abstract concept. The name Abstract is plucked from the ABT Sportsline group that helped build the car. Sitting an inch lower than stock thanks to a set of H&R sport springs, this Golf R boasts more aggressive side skirts and a...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line adds style and spice for a reasonable price

    The Volkswagen Tiguan is a nice, handsome option in the small SUV segment. It is not, however, very sporty looking. Enter the latest Volkswagen R-Line package. Attached to the 2018 Tiguan, this affordably priced trim package adds an extra dose of spice to this currywurst of a crossover...

  • Hot Volkswagen Tiguan R at the Nürburgring
    Hot Volkswagen Tiguan is likely an Audi RS Q3 test mule

    Over the past week, a Volkswagen Tiguan has been seen hurtling around the Nürburgring. And most curiously, the engine note emanating from it was very similar to that of the inline-5 fitted to the RS 3 and RS Q3 from Audi Sport. This has led to speculation that the vehicle might be a prototype...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    US gets standard long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan

    Volkswagen on Sunday unveiled the redesigned Tiguan that’s due in showrooms in the United States in 2017. The vehicle is on show this week at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Arriving as a 2018 model, the vehicle is a stretched version of the standard Tiguan compact SUV that was first shown at the...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace teased ahead of 2017 Detroit auto show
    VW teases 7-seat Tiguan Allspace ahead of Detroit auto show

    Volkswagen will present a three-row, seven-seat version of its second-generation Tiguan compact SUV at next month’s 2017 Detroit auto show. It’s called the Tiguan Allspace and it goes on sale in 2017, as a 2018 model. The Tiguan Allspace is the second three-row SUV due from VW in 2017...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long-wheelbase model - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with 3rd-row seats spy shots

    It’s been almost a year since Volkswagen first showed us its new Tiguan. However, the vehicle still isn’t on sale in the United States as VW is waiting until development of this long-wheelbase model is complete. Another reason for the delay is that U.S.-spec Tiguans are to be sourced...

  • Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

    With diesels in the rearview mirror, Volkswagen is pursuing an electric future. At this week's Detroit Auto Show, VW is showing a kind of plug-in hybrid we haven't seen before: an off-road oriented crossover. The Tiguan GTE Active concept is based on the European-spec next-generation Tiguan compact crossover. The powertrain consists of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 148-horsepower and 184-pound-feet of torque, a 54-horsepower front electric motor, a 114-horsepower rear electric motor, a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Total system output...

  • New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    New Volkswagen Tiguan unveiled at 2015 Frankfurt auto show

    Volkswagen has unveiled its all-new, second-generation Tiguan compact crossover SUV at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. This is the version that will be sold in most markets, but the one headed Stateside, in late 2016 or early the following year, is expected to differ slightly. Ours will offer more...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Spy Shots And Video

    An all-new version of Volkswagen’s Tiguan compact crossover is expected to debut September 15 at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, and we have new, more revealing spy shots of a prototype plus a video. This new Tiguan will go on sale in Europe near the end of the year but isn’t expected in...

  • Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe In The Works, High-Performance R Variant Possible

    Volkswagen is set to unveil a new generation of its Tiguan compact crossover at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show, but the five-seater on show in the German financial hub will be just one of a handful of variants planned for the nameplate’s second iteration. We know that a long-wheelbase...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line: Detroit Auto Show Preview

    Joining the Volkswagen Touareg R-Line at next week's North American International Motor Show in Detroit, VW is also launching an R-Line option on the smaller Tiguan crossover. Both models join the older VW CC R-Line and recently-introduced Beetle R-Line in the automaker's lineup, promising a...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Volkswagen First To Launch Cylinder Shut-Off In A Four-Cylinder Engine

    Volkswagen will soon become the first major manufacturer to launch cylinder deactivation in a four-cylinder production engine.

  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

    The Volkswagen Tiguan has only been in production for a little over three years but a facelift for the compact SUV has been launched in Europe and is set to arrive in the U.S. before the year is out. Following a previous leak, we have official details for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The latest changes on the compact SUV are designed to bring the styling of the Tiguan in line with the rest of Volkswagen family. Other models that have already received the same corporate styling treatment include the new 2012 Volkswagen Passat and...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R
    MotorAuthority's Top Stories Of 2010: Cherokee SRT8, Golf R, And Spy Shots

    It's been another great year for MotorAuthority, and we have you to thank for it. Over the course of 2010 we've brought you more than 2,600 breaking headlines, reviews, videos, and photo galleries. Of those, these were your favorites. We'll be bringing you a few more top lists for 2010 as the year...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

    Expect to see the facelifted Tiguan debut late next year as a 2011 model.

  • Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    VW considering upgraded R-line models for U.S.

    Volkswagen is in the process of developing some hot new models as a part of its performance-oriented 'R-line' range of models, but so far not all of these models have been confirmed for U.S. sale. VW, however, is considering whether or not it’s worth bringing the Tiguan R-Line, as well as...

  • B&B Tuning Volkswagen Tiguan
    B&B Tuning gives the Volkswagen Tiguan a little more bite

    Volkswagen's Tiguan SUV may not be designed for performance, but that hasn't stopped German tuners B&B conducting an extensive tuning program on the compact off-roader. With the range-topping Tiguan fitted out with all of B&B's modifications, customers are looking at a 300hp (225kW) SUV with around...

  • VW Jetta TDI Cup Race Car
    Volkswagen bringing TDI Cup car, three other concepts to SEMA

    Volkswagen is joining the throngs headed out to Las Vegas for the SEMA show starting tomorrow. Among its offerings will be a 2009 Jetta TDI Cup Car, a TDI Cup 'Street' Edition concept, the CC 'Gold Coast' Edition shown at Pebble Beach this year, and the Tiguan Performance Concept. The race car is...

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