VW Tiguan 2021: New Tech & New Look

After a long period of testing and leaks, Volkswagen presents the Tiguan facelift. The successful compact SUV features major changes that breathe new life into the exterior design and a greater technological load on the revised interior.

Almost a million units manufactured of the Volkswagen Tiguan in the twelve years of life that it accumulates between the two generations, a real success that the German brand wants to continue increasing with the facelift that it has just presented, and continue to be the leader in the SUV category. compact.

The Tiguan features new headlights, now narrower, in the wake of the Golf’s eighth generation, with a new LED signature light that visually integrates with the new, finer grille strips. The headlights, with optional Matrix LED “IQ Light” technology, also feature the appendix that extends to the front fins, a detail inherited from the Volkswagen T6.1 Bulli.

VW Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

The bumper also features a new design and “C” shaped accent trim in body color and black with the R-Line Sports Package. Behind, Volkswagen maintains the original shape of the optical groups, although it launches a new light signature thanks to the standard LEDs. The model name has been relocated, now under the logo and design on the underside of the bumper, with false trim simulating integrated leaks.

VW Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

Inside, it also presents important novelties: the digital instrument cluster is 10 inches as an option, the steering wheel has a new design, more sporty and its multifunction controls are now tactile. The touchscreen of the center console is new, 6.5 inches as standard, just like the controls of the climate control have been inherited from the new compact.

VW Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

The technological burden also takes an important leap. Standard features advanced lane maintenance “Lane Assist” driving assistants and “Front Assist” front-facing surveillance camera. As an option, the new “Travel Assist” function, together with the predictive ACC cruise control, the emergency stop assistant, and the “IQ Light” front lighting with dynamic rear indicators.

The German firm has also reorganized the trim levels, now starting from one base that receives the same model name, and to which four more are added: the Life, Elegance and R-Line, with a more detailed extract below

Volkswagen Tiguan

  • LED headlights
  • Proactive occupant protection system Front Assist
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen info-entertainment system
  • We Connect and We Connect Plus connectivity services
Volkswagen Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

Life (adds to the previous one)

  • High Beam Assist Light Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control ACC
  • Longitudinal roof bar
  • Climatronic automatic climate control
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
Volkswagen Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

R-Line (adds to the previous one)

  • LED matrix lights IQ.LIGHT
  • 10-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster
  • Multi-color adjustable ambient lighting
  • Winter package (heated steering wheel)
Volkswagen Tiguan 2021
VW Tiguan 2021

Elegance (adds to the previous one)

  • Boot lid with electric opening and closing
  • Longitudinal roof bar painted in anodized silver

In connectivity, it has two new USB-C ports, a wireless connection with Apple CarPlay and the services provided by “Volkswagen We Connect” free of charge, in addition to interesting options such as ambient lighting with different colors that extend through the door panels or a Harman Kardon surround sound system with 10 speakers and four setup modes.

On sale after the summer and with deliveries scheduled before the end of the year, the range of mechanics has also been optimized to be more efficient. The diesel offer is subject to the new 2.0 TDI Evo engine, with powers from 115 to 190 hp, and with the AdBlue double dosing system to reduce nitrogen emissions, while gasoline comes with 48 Volt ETSI technology.

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