In 2019, with nearly 750 thousand registrations, the Volkswagen Tiguan (six million units produced in the ten years of the first generation and five of the second) was the sixth car in the world sales ranking and the first of a European house. We will see the restyling of the model in dealerships later this year. Nothing official about prices, but there is talk of an entry-level positioned at just over 30 thousand euros: the same level as the current series.

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The Tiguan 2020 is noted for the updated mask, more extensive in the lower part and better integrated with the headlights: the impression that the more evident chrome strips flow into the lights. These become slimmer and tapered, but also the shape of the daytime running lights (they are inspired by the Golf) and the system called Iq.Light arrives: they are led matrix lights, composed of electronically controlled light diodes, capable of modulating the beam to better adapt it to road conditions. The car has a renewed bonnet, smoother, and slight modifications to the tailgate, where the Tiguan writing is no longer lateral: centrally housed, under the logo of the German house.

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Also new in the cockpit, where the multifunction steering wheel (the central round part) and the climate controls, which are now touch sensitive, change. Also new is the MIB 3 multimedia system, connected to the network and able to provide more information taken from the internet, including fuel prices, weather and traffic conditions. The audio system of the specialist Harman Kardon, with a power of 480 watts, and the Travel Assist system, which controls the accelerator, brakes and steering up to a speed of 210 km / h, are also new: the SUV remains alone in the center of the lane and follows the flow of traffic, until it stops completely.

The engines will be petrol and diesel (but the features have not yet been announced), with the important novelty of the hybrid with rechargeable batteries from the outside (for the Tiguan e-Hybrid version), similar to that announced for Cupra Formentor, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia: yes it consists of the 2.0 TSI petrol turbo and an electric motor integrated into the robotic gearbox with double clutch, for 245 hp of total power. The peppery Tiguan R also makes its debut, with the 2.0 TSI 320 HP and the 4×4 with R-Performance Torque Vectoring function: to improve traction on low-grip surfaces, the torque is not only distributed between the front and rear wheels, but also between the left and right rear ones. Guaranteed fun

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July 9, 2020 (change July 9, 2020 | 15:48)

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