The updated 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan range has been revealed with more technology and a new Tiguan R performance model.
On the outside, the updated Tiguan gets Volkswagen’s new front end with a wider grille, fresh LED headlights, a tweaked bonnet, restyled bumpers and repositioned badging.
The interior features a new steering wheel design with updated touch controls, USB-C ports, new trim options, and the brand’s latest MIB3 infotainment system which includes a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch central touchscreen.
Volkswagen will also offer Travel Assist as an option, the tech can take over steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of between 0 and 210km/h. The brand does go on to say the driver remains responsible at all times regardless of the autonomous nature of the system.
According to Volkswagen, Travel Assist uses radar cruise control and lane-keeping assistance tech to function, however, drivers need to keep their hands on the wheel when it’s activated.
The new flagship Tiguan R variant is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 235kW and 420Nm. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends drive to all four wheels.
In the press imagery, the Tiguan R rides on 21-inch alloy wheels and uses an Akrapovic exhaust system.
At this stage, the Tiguan R isn't confirmed for Australia, though, we’d expect it to come here given how successful the R badge is in our market. The wider range is expected to arrive locally in the first half of 2021.
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