Volkswagen shares details of updated 2022 Tiguan


Volkswagen recently revealed the details of the upcoming 2022 year model of the Tiguan. The refreshed Tiguan will be offered in four trim levels including the S, SE, SL R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line.

All Tiguan variants, said Volkswagen, will be powered by an efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain setup will provide the updated Tiguan trims with a maximum power output of 184hp and 300Nm of torque.

The 2022 Tiguan models will showcase a new exterior styling that features a completely revised front fascia with new LED headlights and taillights with LED daytime running lights (DRLs). In addition, the LED light signature will be made available with an illuminated light line flanking the VW logo.


Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Tiguan will either ride on 17-inch alloy wheels (S), 18-inch alloy wheels (SE), 19-inch black alloy wheels (SE R-Line Black) or 20-inch silver alloy wheels (SEL R-Line).

Inside, the new Tiguans will feature the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster with an eight-inch display which is now made standard across the board. Meanwhile, the range-topping SEL R-Line will be fitted with the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro. Furthermore, VW packs the 2022 Tiguan models (with the exception of the S trim) with the MIB3 infotainment system that comes with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices.

Other interior amenities in the new 2022 Tiguan include standard heated front seats and an optional heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats. Models from the second trim level up will receive a next-generation Climatronic Touch interface for climate control and a power tailgate. On the other hand, R-Line models come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch islands and sliders.


Additional interior features include leatherette or leather seating surfaces, power driver and passenger seats, panoramic sunroof, Fender Premium Audio, and 15-color ambient lighting.

From the second trim level, all 2022 Tiguan models will now have the VW IQ.DRIVE driver assistance suite as standard. The base S variant will have the IQ.DRIVE driver assistance suite as an optional add-on for $895.

The VW IQ.DRIVE driver assistance suite includes front assist (forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring), active side assist (blind spot monitor), rear traffic alert, lane assist (lane-keeping system), adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop and Go, travel assist (semi-automated driving assistance), and emergency assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency).

Volkswagen’s top-of-the-line Tiguan will feature light assist (high beam control for headlights), park assist (parking steering assistant), and dynamic road sign recognition.

The 2022 Tiguan S trim front-wheel-drive model is priced at US$25,995 while the 4Motion AWD is priced at US$27,495. The SE trim front-wheel-drive model starts at US$29,495 with the 4Motion AWD sporting a US$30,995 price tag.

The sticker price for R-Line models like the front-wheel-drive SE R-Line Black is US$32,295 while its 4Motion AWD counterpart is at US$33,795. The SEL R-Line (which includes the 4Motion AWD as standard) is priced at US$36,595.

The refreshed 2022 Tiguan is expected to reach US dealers in the third quarter of 2021.

Photos from Volkswagen

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