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Volkswagen Tiguan Gets Styling And Technology Updates For 2021

The Volkswagen Tiguan has been refreshed for the 2021 model year. The popular compact crossover gets new design and standard equipment.

Exterior updates include sharp standard LED headlights, larger lower air dams, a sleeker grille.

The R-Line version adds 20-inch wheels (19-inch ones on the SE R-Line), specific bumpers and black accents.

Now the standard interior technologies for the 2021 VW Tiguan include the brand’s MIB3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the base car and a 10.3-inch screen for higher levels; heated seats with adjustable climate/temperature control, a digital cockpit, as well as a digital steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons.

All trims will offer the 15-color ambient lighting. A Fender audio system, a stop/start system come standard too. Volkswagen now provides a new Travel Assist system.   

The U.S.-spec VW Tiguan’s powertrain is the same as the current model’s, namely a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine making 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

A long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan will be available for U.S. customers next fall as the 2022 model.

Expect the pricing between trims close to the current model’s: from $24,945-38,795.

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