Volkswagen Tiguan SUV facelift launched along with sportier R variant

02 Juillet, 2020, 11:26 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R

Volkswagen, after admitting it has enough SUVs, has introduced a new SUV. VW has also changed up its badging for the R-Line to be consistent with the new R badging it's already revealed.

Volkswagen Tiguan facelift: What's new on the outside? The US will continue to get the long-wheelbase (2,791 mm) model with optional third-row seating (up to seven people), but an official launch is only set to take place in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 model year there.

The new Tiguan will feature the latest generation modular infotainment system (MIB3), a standard configurable digital instrument panel and the next-gen personalisation system.

Marked out by grey mirror caps, a rear diffuser and 21-inch alloy wheels, the Tiguan R sits at the top of the range and provides a genuine performance option for the first time.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan RHandout Volkswagen

At the rear, the "Tiguan" lettering is now in a conspicuous central position below the VW badge.

New ambient lighting for the cabin of top end models will give owners the choice of 15 colours to suit their mood. A 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit is available, but you need to step up to the SEL R-Line to get it. The 2022 Tiguan will stick with Fender as its audio system supplier, and will offer the same powertrains and drivetrain options as the '20, though they will be tuned for better drivability. With 242bhp and the two parts of the powertrain able to work together, the Tiguan hybrid should offer brisk acceleration when required. It incorporates the so-called Budack cycle for improved combustion efficiency.

The Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder that puts out 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. To activate the next stage in the gradual rollout of autonomous motoring, the driver needs to press the Travel Assist button on the new steering wheel, "but must keep their hands on the steering wheel even when Travel Assist is active".

Driver assistance tech has been updated too, with the new Travel Assistant system able to take complete control of the vehicle on the motorway at speeds of up to 210kmh by using the adaptive cruise control and lane assist systems. Touch detection is a great deal more reliable than steering angle-based systems even on long and very flat stretches of road. For this objective, the assist system uses the signals from the front camera and the GPS and map data from the navigation system for control. The Tiguan also has the latest generation of adaptive cruise control which "proactively takes into account local speed limit information, town boundary signs, junctions and roundabouts". The R version should get the 2.0-litre petrol with around 300PS while the plug-in hybrid should pair a 1.4-litre petrol motor with a 13 kWh battery pack for a combined output of around 200PS.

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