Spied: 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift coming soon?

Zamil Syaheer · Apr 8, 2020 11:24 AM

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3/4 view of the facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan, shot by CocheSpias.

Volkswagen Tiguan was launched here back in 2017, adding a European flavor to the hotly contested C-segment market, dominated by the likes of Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. The Volkswagen Tiguan in Malaysia is locally assembled at Volkswagen’s factory at Pekan and is certified as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV), available in three variant, all powered by the same 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Current outlook of Volkswagen Tiguan.

With that being said, the Tiguan certainly needs a refresh to keep up with the competition, and the leaked spy shot from CocheSpias reveals a much more modern and edgier face, a design cue we’ve seen on the 2020 Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat.

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Side profile view of facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan, shot by CocheSpias.

The first major change comes from the use IQ LED matrix headlight, with a slimmer and longer design along with a more expressive grille design, consistent with latest Volkswagen design language. From the huge wheel and sporty looking front bumper, this could very well be the R-line trim.

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Rendering by Koaeca.ru. Could this be the final outlook?

There is no further information on whether the 1.4-litre mill will soil on, but expect the Tiguan to follow the recipe of it siblings – new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, Discover Pro infotainment system and revamped digital instrument cluster.

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Future Tiguan? Maybe, maybe not.

Another interesting follow-up to the facelifted Tiguan is this photo by Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess shared on his LinkedIn, showing a nondescript red crossover that looks a lot like a potential successor to the Volkswagen Tiguan. Take this with a pinch of salt though, as this could just be several rendering experiments or test designs that Diess is showing. Simply put - why would a company CEO purposely leak out a model way before the physical model is out on the road?

Zamil Syaheer

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More than 10 years experience, specialising in Motorsports, Advanced Driving, Event Management & Creative Design. He enjoys driving (drifting, actually) anything RWD with a proper LSD over the limit. Versatility is his motto and mantra.

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