The Tiguan is getting a baby brother.
Crossover sales are booming in the United States, and Volkswagen has plans to capitalize. The company's first electric SUV, the ID.4, debuts later this month, and following that reveal, VW plans to reveal yet another crossover. This new model will slot below the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, acting as the automaker's first entry into the subcompact segment here in the US market.
VW already competes in this space in multiple other markets with models like the T-Roc, T-Cross, Tharu, and Nivus. But Volkswagen Group North America CEO Scott Keogh says this US model will receive its own unique name, and judging by the teaser image, it will have unique styling as well.
The dark teaser image only shows the headlight signature, but even this small detail is enough to confirm that this new model won't be a copy and paste job from one of VW's global models. The new model features LED running lights that extend into the grille, similar to the Kia Seltos. We know this new crossover will compete in what's known as the A-segment, likely competing against other subcompact models like the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, and Nissan Rogue Sport.
"We're excited to share the first glimpse of the newest member of the Volkswagen family," said Keogh. "Great things come in small packages, as Volkswagen has proven throughout the years with its iconic Beetle, Golf and Jetta. This next car will be no exception."
No other details on this new crossover were given, including the engine or pricing, but we won't have to wait long to find out more. The official reveal takes place next month on October 13, and the vehicle should arrive at dealerships in 2021 as a 2022 model. VW plans to produce this new crossover at its Puebla, Mexico plant where it also builds the Jetta, Golf, and Tiguan.