The only Volkswagen’s vehicle that didn’t feel the sales crush after big emission scandal is Tiguan. The compact crossover has just entered the new generation when it happened. Since the situation calmed down, this model is again under the spotlight. Not only that crossover survived the wave, but it prepares the facelift for next edition – 2020 VW Tiguan. Although it belongs to the compact class, a seven-seater version of the CUV is coming again. The Tiguan Allspace has a longer body, which allows it to get an extra seating row.
Besides these two, there is one more version, the most attractive of the entire Volkswagen Tiguan lineup. It is an R Line package that will boost appearance and driving impression. Depending on a market, this set of features has more or less equipment on each side. For the 2020 VW Tiguan, we still don’t know many things about it. One thing is sure – the German carmaker is going to bring it again, probably with more accessories than before.
2020 VW Tiguan Engine and Specifications
The specs sheet of the 2020 VW Tiguan will be carried over from its predecessor. Buyers in the US have only one option – to purchase the crossover with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This one is good for 185 hp and 220 l-ft of torque. Enough for the compact class, though. The turbocharged engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission is going to be one of the advantages of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. It smoothens the ride and boosts fuel economy.
Gas Mileage and Towing Capacity
The compact crossover returns excellent numbers for fuel economy. A turbo-four mill can go 27 mpg on the highway, either in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. In the city, AWD consumes more gas, but the difference is only 1 mpg (total 21 mpg compared to 22 mpg with FWD).
The 2020 VW Tiguan will offer you its greatest feature – 4Motion AWD. With it, the driver can select the most suitable drive mode – On-Road, Off-Road, or Snow. There is also Custom Off-Road function. On the other hand, the On-Road setup offers four more settings – Eco, Sport, Normal, and Customized drive. Proper selection is going to maximize traction, making 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan able to tow up to 1,500 lbs.
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
The special version of the Volkswagen Tiguan is coming to the US next time. The crossover with the longer base, that can take up to seven passengers is perfect for bigger families. The 2020 VW Tiguan Allspace is going to add around 7 inches to the overall length. That means the crossover will be 192 inches long, with a 110-inch wheelbase. Whatsoever, buyers in Europe can purchase this model with short wheelbase and length of its body. The SWD model is 176 inches long, wheelbase 105 in.
Besides the unique dimensions, the Allspace crossover uses another engine. Instead of an old 1.4-liter, now it gets power from a slightly larger displacement. A 1.5-liter TSI mill can create 150 horses.
This could be only a joke. However, fans of the 2020 VW Tiguan are asking about the diesel drivetrain. After the scandal, it is obvious that the German carmaker is not going to make such moves any time soon. In other markets, there is a diesel version of Tiguan. A 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter options are in the mix. But, none of these can make an entrance to the US market.
Contrary to diesel, the 2020 VW Tiguan Hybrid is a more likely option. The company has a T-Cross concept available. It is not going to come as the Tiguan Hybrid, but the platform will be the same for similar vehicles. One of them is the Volkswagen Tiguan CUV. It uses a 1.0-liter turbo engine in combination with electric motors. The capability to produce 115 hp makes this one weak for the United States. But, if engineers pair the same electric system with a larger displacement, the 2020 VW Tiguan could be a hybrid to watch.
2020 VW Tiguan Changes, Facelift
The facelift of the 2020 VW Tiguan is not bringing radical changes. The crossover is relatively new and it is not the time for a mid-cycle refresh. Cosmetic updates outside are going to make this model pretty attractive. Well, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will have to suffer some retuning, since it steps into a most demanding market in the world. The carmaker is going to use more aluminum and carbon-fiber to drop the weight. This move improves aerodynamics and fuel economy.
On the other hand, the 2020 VW Tiguan interior is going to see the most updates. For example, the company will revisit the infotainment system. Also, with the arrival of Allspace to the US, a new layout is certain even for a five-seat model. More features, especially safety, will be the greatest news.
2020 VW Tiguan R Line
Top of the class trim will be again 2020 VW Tiguan R Line. It features not only exterior and interior updates, but also modifications of the drive system. Outside, we will find large 20-inch wheels and 19-inch wheels as another option. Wheelarch extensions are in a color of the body. Of course, the R Line badges unveil which model is on the road. A lot of R Line logos are inside as well.
When Will 2020 VW Tiguan Be Available?
The company slowly prepares updates for the 2020 VW Tiguan. The release date is not set yet, though. Designers and engineers will have enough time to make a superb combination of the look and specs for the flagship crossover. Also, there is a lot of work ahead of them with the new Allspace version. For the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan R Line, we expect new features. That is another task for men in the German company. Having all this in mind, we cannot expect it before the last quarter of 2019.
The price is about to remain the same. The entry-level model is going to be available under $25,000. The 4Motion all-wheel drive adds $1,500 and the next trim level, SE around $2,000 over the standard offer. Top of the class R Line upgrades SEL model for around $2,500 and makes it the most expensive Tiguan CUV. Its price will be around $35,000.