This Is The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Before You're Supposed To See It

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The upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan facelift has been spotted posing for a photoshoot ahead of its debut.

For the 2020 model year, the Volkswagen Tiguan was updated with new standard safety tech, including automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor. Previously, these safety features only available as part of a $450 Driver Assistance Package.

Maybe that wasn't enough for you. If that's the case, we have great news.

Bigger changes are coming for VW's popular crossover, however, as a new facelift model has been spotted completely undisguised. Originally reported by French publication L'Automobile Magazine, the photo shows a naked 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan posing for a photoshoot. Unfortunately, only one photo is available, and it isn't great quality, but we can still see some noticeable exterior changes.

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At the front, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan sports new headlights with a sleek design mimicking the lights on the new 2020 Volkswagen Golf. The front bumper also has bigger intakes and the grille appears to be larger, replicating the grille design of the Touareg.

No photos of the rear are available, but it's probably safe to assume the rear lights and bumper will adopt similar changes. The larger intakes suggest we could be looking at the R-Line version. The Tiguan is one of VW's best-selling models in the US, so these styling changes will help keep the crossover looking fresh to combat the competition. Interior changes will likely include an updated infotainment system.

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Currently, the Volkswagen Tiguan is offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to either the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid powertrains will most likely be introduced to the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan lineup, including a Rumors have also suggested the next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will be transformed into a stylish crossover coupe.

Given that the production model has been spied posing for a photoshoot, the Tiguan facelift's debut should be imminent. We won't be surprised if the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan makes its world debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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