The 2020 VW Tiguan will be a class-leading compact SUV. It is also one of the most affordable and versatile nameplates in the class. Besides the standard model, upgrades will include a third row of seats for Allspace version or R Line premium model with a lot of unique upgrades. The German carmaker is overcoming the reputation broken with the latest scandals with diesel engines emissions.
The crossover SUV sales well. In the matter of fact, its numbers jumped over 200 percent compared to the same time last year. In 2018 the SUV will have more than 100,000 units sold in the US. After the mid-cycle update the 2020 VW Tiguan is bringing, even more, buyers should be attracted. The SUV is not popular only in America. Recently VW spread the sale network to Australia and China. In 2020 we will see more markets offering the most popular Volkswagen’s nameplate.
2020 VW Tiguan Specs
Compared to some other compact SUVs, the 2020 VW Tiguan is not going to use a small displacement for an entry-level model. Only one drivetrain is certain at this moment. It is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination is delivering a smooth drive, not only to the existing model but to already confirmed Passat sedan for 2020.
The engine is capable to produce 185 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy and towing capacity are definitely not the advantages of the compact SUV. The 2020 VW Tiguan will be able to pull 1,500 pounds. Furthermore, the SUV returns 23/27/25 mpg with a front-wheel drive. The 2020 Tiguan is also bringing more efficient all-wheel drive. It is not going to harm the gas mileage of the base setup.
The new 2020 VW Tiguan Hybrid was spotted a few months ago, but the company never confirmed this model. The German carmaker is going to debut with this vehicle in 2019, but only in Europe. Sources from this region are speaking of a 1.4-liter petrol engine that pairs an electric motor. The combination will be good for 220 horsepower. What’s more, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Hybrid will be able to run using only an electric power. This way, the range will be around 30 miles. Having all this in mind, we can’t wait to see the Tiguan Hybrid in the USA.
2020 VW Tiguan Spy Photos
Although it is under the heavy camo, we can see some changes in the new 2020 VW Tiguan. Front fascia will suffer most modifications. New grille and headlights could be enough, but designers will also revisit bumper and air vents. The rear end is well hidden, so we see only the shape of the SUV. The compact model has the same dimensions as its predecessor. Slightly lifted, it will be more capable for an off-road drive.
Three-Row 2020 VW Tiguan Allspace
In some markets, the compact SUV will appear as a seven-seater. Well, there won’t be too much space in the third row. But, taller occupants can’t get enough room even in larger SUVs, and these spots will be perfect for children. Well, the rear row also cuts the cargo space.
This model is not confirmed for the US yet. But, when it arrives, buyers will have an additional option when buying the 2020 VW Tiguan.
2020 VW Tiguan R Line
Top of the class model 2020 VW Tiguan R Line will be even more luxurious. Buyers will find this package in all upper SEL trim levels. This suite upgrades interior and exterior. Outside, we will find new bumpers and badges all around the crossover SUV. Inside, a digital cockpit and a huge infotainment screen are standard. Additionally, buyers can choose a 4-motion AWD system for better traction and balance.
2020 VW Tiguan Release Date and Competition
With test mules already out, it is just a matter of time when the 2020 VW Tiguan will debut. Whatsoever, the release date will also depend on the development of the hybrid model. This is the major upgrade for the next season, although we will see many cosmetic changes. Experts believe the new model could have the preview in the early months of 2019. However, the sale won’t start before the last quarter of the year.
Changes will help 2020 VW Tiguan achieve better sales and fight the competition. The growth of the German crossover SUV is going to alarm class-leading Japanese and US models. The 2020 Tiguan will see the competition in all-new Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V. Home-grown rivals are Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, and GMC Terrain.
The 2020 VW Tiguan will keep the price under $25,000. It is an average value for the entry-level models in the compact SUV segment. But, the German crossover is offering a turbocharged engine, which puts it into an advantage over many rivals. It also makes the price pretty fair. High-end R-Line versions will be among the most expensive models in the segment. Only GMC Terrain Denali costs more than the VW Tiguan R Line.