If somebody asks you to pick the top-selling model in Volkswagen’s model portfolio and you replied with Golf of Jetta, bzzzzz! Wrong answer. The right one is the compact Tiguan SUV, which is not only Volkswagen’s popularity leader in North America, but also globally. That’s a geniunely impressive record of success for a vehicle that’s been in the marketplace for fewer than five years. Volkswagen obviously has no intention of seriously messing with a product that has such a demonstrated record of success, but will instead be rolling out a revamped 2022 version that combines some freshened visuals with a significant ration of new interior tech enjoyment.
Tiguan watchers will soon note that the horizontal full-length character line running along the vehicle’s side has survived intact and now incorporates LED taillamps. The grille treatment is refreshed, incorporating a center bar with an available lighting treatment for the Volkswagen “lollipop.” Interior upgrades include the Volkwagen Digital Cockpit with a touchscreen of up to 10 inches optional. Volkswagen Car-Net with WiFi capability is offered through subscription service. Heated front seats are newly standard. The IQ.DRIVE suite will be be offered on all but the base Tiguan model. Base power is the EA888 four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower. Sales will get underway in the third quarter.