On October 6th, the new Volkswagen Tiguan made its debut at the 2023 Geneva Motor Show, which is also the first offline appearance of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. If nothing happens, SAIC-Volkswagen will continue to be introduced into domestic production and sales as a new Touguan L, and the model has already begun road tests in China. It is understood that the new Tiguan is based on the Volkswagen MQB evo platform and is scheduled to go on sale worldwide in the first quarter of 2024. It may be the last generation of fuel-powered Tiguan.
In terms of appearance, the new Volkswagen Tiguan includes two styles of front face design, namely, the ordinary version and the R-Line version. It is not clear whether the domestic new Tuguan L will also provide two appearance kits.
The ordinary version of the front face is equipped with a closed black trim board in the center, which is integrated with the headlight group on both sides, and the headlight group and the trim panel are also integrated with through-type LED daytime driving lights; the chrome-plated middle net runs through the entire front bumper, with iconic air intakes on both sides, and the headlight group is somewhat similar to ID. In the family's design, the headlights on both sides are connected by decorative panels, and the new car uses IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights for the first time. Compared to the regular version, the R-Line version looks more sporty, with chrome strips removed from the front bumper, honeycomb grille and larger air intake openings on both sides, providing better heat dissipation for the front wheels.
Body delivery, the new Tiguan shape has not changed much, the length of the body than the previous generation of models increased 30mm, other data is basically the same as the current model. In the rear part, the new car uses through-type taillights, and the Tiguan English logo is also placed separately on the rear door, with black elements around the bottom and the side skirt, which not only enhances the visual center of gravity, but also gives the new car a certain degree of wildness.
In terms of interior decoration, the new Tiguan adopts a new design style, and the central console and door decoration panels add new decoration, which is particularly eye-catching against the atmosphere lights. It is equipped with a 10.25in full LCD meter, a HUD head-up display system, a 15-inch suspended center control screen, a touch-type physical button below, a driving experience control on the center console, and a separate screen on the knob, users can choose driving mode, adjust volume or ambient light color, and many storage spaces are designed in the area. It is worth mentioning that, with ID. The family is the same as the new Passat, the new Tiguan is also changed to shift gears, and the rear of the steering wheel is equipped with a shift pick.
On the power side, the new Tiguan is based on the MQB Evo platform and will be available in gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions, and the drivetrain will only provide DSG gearboxes. It is understood that this is likely to be the last generation of fuel Tiguan, which may become an all-electric model in the future, just like the Volkswagen GTI. As for the domestic version, the Volkswagen Tuguan L currently carries 1.4T, 1.5T and 2.0T engines and matches the 7-speed wet double clutch gearbox. It is expected that the new Tuguan L will not change much in the power system.
It is understood that Volkswagen Tiguan was born in 2007, built on the same PQ35 platform of golf, and became popular all over the world as soon as it was launched. Since then, Volkswagen Tiguan entered the Chinese market as an import in 2009, with a price of up to 385000 yuan that year. In 2010, SAIC-Volkswagen officially made a domestic Tiguan and named Tuguan, with a price range of 199000 yuan, a larger wheelbase and a cheaper price, making it one of the most popular joint venture models in the market.
In 2017, the new Tuguan launched, based on the MQB platform, the wheelbase was further extended, upgrading from a compact SUV to a medium-sized SUV, and renamed Tuguan L, this generation of models have been sold for six years. Retail data show that Tuguan L sold 90960 vehicles from January to August 2023, second only to Tesla Model Y and BYD Tang in the medium-sized SUV market.
With the appearance of the new Tiguan, it indicates that the new Tuguan L may be launched in the near future, and the new car is already in the road test stage. "Automotive Industry concern" speculated that the main changes in the new Tuguan L still lie in the appearance and interior design, the power system is not expected to change much, and there is no accurate information on whether the body size will be further lengthened.
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