2024 VW Tiguan Could Be Electrified

We are getting another redesign in the form of the 2024 VW Tiguan. It has been several years, since 2015, that Volkswagen has been selling the current Tiguan. So it is about time to introduce the new generation. And what better time to do this than the great era of electrifying vehicles.

There is word on the street that the new Tiguan will run on batteries. This isn’t that big of a surprise, after all many manufacturers are racing to electrify their SUVs. So we could assume that  VW had their hand forced and that they are pushing this design quicker than planned. This is one of the best selling SUVs in the segment and with good reason. It has good modern design, good technology and nice safety features. The exterior look is great and well built for aerodynamics and ergonomics. Under the hood is where we can expect most changes. We will probably see a new electric powertrain. Remains to be seen which one will VW use, borrow one or develop one of their own. We assume that the new generation of Tiguan will be on top of the sales chart this time around as well.

Let’s see what will happen with this redesign.

2024 VW Tiguan Redesign

On the outside, only minor tweaks will happen to the 2024 VW Tiguan. The ride height will remain the same. We still get 18 inch wheels with lightweight rims to shave off some weight. The design is still ergonomic and aerodynamic. This improves steering, handling and most importantly, fuel economy.

On the front we get a mesh with the well known VW logo. Headlights are in pairs and they are linear. For the electric variant we can expect no front mesh. And extra cargo space under the hood, since everything will be moved under the cabin. Bumpers are seamless and they fit extremely well with the design. Tires are slim on the spy photos so we don’t expect the SUV to go off-roading any time soon. Previous version had a panoramic roof so we hope that trend continues.

What to Expect New Inside?

On the inside we can expect a more modern look for the 2024 VW Tiguan. This means new upholstery hopefully with contrast stitching. More cushioning as well as heating and ventilation for those seats. It will continue to be a 2 row seater, which means 5 passengers tops. Infotainment system has all the connectivity you might need and it is 12 inches in size.

Dashboard is rumored to be digital as well which enables easier tracking of information. This is a nice step towards the future and goes in line with possible electrification. Hands free driving is quite popular at the moment and we hope to see it happen with the new Tiguan as well. We will only have to see how much of pre-mapped roads the VW gets ready for the software.

2024 VW Tiguan interior

2024 VW Tiguan Engine Specification

This is the most interesting part of the redesign. Volkswagen is planning on continuing with the use of the internal combustion engine. This is mostly due to other manufacturers still using this technology with confidence. The world is not all in on electric vehicles. So they are treading carefully and testing the waters.  The new generation 2024 VW Tiguan will have several engines on offer. The Tiguan will run on the MQB Evo platform. This is the same one in the Mk8 Gold, Cupra Formentor, Audi A3, and Skoda Octavia. This also leaves place for expansion into the plug in hybrid powertrain like the Golf uses. It makes perfect sense to use similar engines like the Golf has. It will be both diesel and petrol engines.

On top of that we have hybrid models. We can’t count on the small anemic 110 horsepower 1.0 liter engine. But the 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol four cylinder is a good place to start. It can produce 150 horsepower and it has nice performance considering the size of the Tiguan. We also get a eTSI version that has 150 horsepower as well as a 200 horsepower model. A plug in hybrid will be able to produce around 240 horsepower. We are keeping our eyes open to find any rumors about a possible Tiguan R. So we could almost say that VW buyers are spoiled for choice. But we are concerned at the lack of electric powertrains.

VW has the technology and it would be a good idea to jump on the hype train as soon as possible. That way the German manufacturer can get a good market share with their good selling SUV. They can offer a trim with only a battery pack. This is possible with the new platform. But they would have to move everything under the cabin for better balance and handling. Starting with a 100 kWh would be enough. With SUVs of similar size, a battery pack this big can get you over 300 horsepower easily and 300 miles range at least. Imagine what could be done with a bigger battery pack. This would also future proof the Tiguan as most manufacturers are trending towards this type of powertrain. Not to mention the effect it has on the environment and the buyers wallets.

Fuel Economy

On average, the 2024 VW Tiguan should get rating of 33mpg. This is better than some SUVs in that segment. But as we already mentioned, using a battery pack would improve these numbers. We could expect around 90-100 mpge.

2024 VW Tiguan rear

Release Date and Price

Expect to see the new Tiguan on the road sometime during summer of 2023. The starting price is unknown at the moment. But an estimate puts the number at around $28,000 for the starting trim. It remains to be seen how the price changes based on the powertrain.

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