We're expecting the Volkswagen Tiguan facelift to debut at Geneva in March.
Just a few days ago, we got our first look at the upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift before its official debut as a production model was caught posing for a photoshoot. Unfortunately, the photo was very poor quality but some of the styling changes were still visible. This has enabled artist Nikita Chuyko to create a high quality render, giving us a clearer look at VW's updated crossover.
The 2021 VW Tiguan has been rendered with a new front end incorporating new LED lights similar to the lighting units on the new eighth-generation 2020 Volkswagen Golf, while the bumper with larger side air intakes also resembles the new Golf.
While the grille wasn't visible in the original photo, the render envisions the 2021 Tiguan with a much larger grille, giving it a more aggressive appearance.
No photos of the rear were available, but the artist has rendered the updated Tiguan with redesigned taillights matching other new VW models such as the Touareg and the redesigned Passat. The rear bumper has also been tweaked, and the model name has been moved to the center under the brand logo just like the new Golf.
Since this is the R-Line model, the 2021 Tiguan has been depicted with dual exhaust pipes and a rear diffuser. These changes help give the Tiguan a more modern appearance.
Powertrain details haven't been confirmed, but the current Tiguan packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There's also a good chance that hybrid powertrains will be added to the engine options. Since the production model has already been spotted undisguised, an official debut shouldn't be too far away. We're expecting the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.