Volkswagen has unveiled a major update for their big-selling Tiguan SUV, which includes a Plug-In hybrid model, a new high-performance Tiguan R trim plus a host of great new tech features that Motability drivers will love.
The Tiguan is the German carmakers most popular SUV, with almost 38,000 UK registrations in 2019. The model is set to receive a range of autonomous technology and connectivity updates, along with a new 238PS plug-in hybrid option (which combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor) that should offer drivers a 31-mile electric-only range.
There's no indication yet that the new PHEV hybrid would be available through the Motability Scheme. The high power output of the engine may mean this version won't be added to the Motability price guide anytime soon.
The recently released 2021 Tiguan images show that a heavily redesigned front end is key to the exterior changes that will feature on the whole of the new Tiguan range. At the rear, the Tiguan lettering has moved and is now in a prominent central position below the VW badge.
In what Volkswagen has described as a “comprehensive update” of the model, the Tiguan will also receive a range smart interior updates, new option choices plus advanced safety kit, including matrix LED headlights on certain models.
A new steering wheel featuring touch controls has been added, along with new digitalised climate control functions that work by means of touch sliders and touch buttons on some trim levels.
Klaus Zyciora, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group and Chief Designer for the Volkswagen brand said: “At the front, Volkswagen’s new SUV radiator grille forges a visual link between the Tiguan and models such as the larger Touareg and the Atlas Cross Sport5 sold in North America. It really lends the new Tiguan a significantly more confident appearance.”
Exact specifications will be revealed at a later date but the line up is likely to include an entry-level model, followed by the Life trim, Elegance and then the sportier R-Line.
These latest updates are the first major changes to the range since Volkswagen introduced the popular 7 seat Tiguan Allspace in 2018. The updated 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan should hopefully be added to the Motability Scheme before the end of this year.