Since its 2016 arrival, the second-generation VW Tiguan has proven to be a very successful seller, capturing families in need of a large Crossover SUV and providing rival to the likes of the Toyota Rav4, Nissan X-Trail and Mazda CX-5. South Africa’s deep brand Loyalty to the VW and the strength of the products almost instantly meant Tiguan grew to be one of the class leaders with accolades to boot, including the 2019 Cars.co.za Family Car of the year award.
2021 VW Tiguan facelift
Easily recognisable as a Tiguan the looks have been updated and now the more angular front lines (similar to the Golf 8) new front bumper with additional venting and cooling complete the front end rather fittingly. The overall look appears to be small changes that have enhanced and modernised the overall appearance- at the rear, the light clusters retain the same design. Still, they now feature LED lights, and the rear bumper is slightly more sporty with chrome exhaust like inserts.
2021 VW Tiguan Interior and Specs
The newest updates to the interior are the new MIB3 infotainment system, the updated steering wheel design with the same touch slider configuration as the climatic control to replace the buttons. The updates to the Tiguan’s driver connectivity features have advanced to the same standard on seen on the New Golf 8. Newer Gen features like We Connect Go, Wireless Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto and a 480-Watt Fender Premium Sound System ditching the potent Dynaudio System of before.
2021 VW Tiguan Passive and Active Safety.
Being a New VW Product, the focus on Safety in both passive and Active measures is extensive. The latest version of VW’s ACC- adaptive cruise control, now makes use of the Sat-Nav systems and Front-Mounted Camera to understand speed zoning and can adjust the vehicle speed accordingly. The System can take over full autonomous control (braking, steering and acceleration) at speeds of up to 200kph. Cross-traffic alert, emergency braking, and park assist features on the New Tiguan as part of the optional specification.
2021 VW Tiguan Drivetrains
The South African engine lineup has yet to be confirmed but is likely to mirror that of the New Golf 8, which abroad offers an entry-level 1.5Litre Turbo petrol in either a 96kW or 110kW states of tune. The 2.0TSI Turbo petrol will likely feature 180kW’s with a full cream Tiguan R as the range-topper. A 2.0TDI variant will be carried over from the current lineup.
2021 VW Tiguan In South Africa
The new VW Tiguan will arrive in South Africa towards the beginning of 2021 with the more focused Tiguan R Performance variant offering 235kWs and 420Nm. Power will be delivered to the road via 4-Motion AWD via a 7-Speed DSG gearbox.