VW’s beloved Tiguan crossover receives a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year showcasing a new front fascia, updated styling and enhanced tech.
Wearing slightly slimmer more contoured LED headlamps, the daytime running lights now wrap around the lower edge of the bulbs and optionally continues along the centre grill slat. Four new aluminum wheel designs are available, ranging from 17 to 20-inch in size.
Drivers are treated to a standard eight-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, upgradeable to 10.25-inch, and the latest Volkswagen MIB3 infotainment system. Cords are a thing of the past — wireless charging helps keep occupants’ mobile devices powered up at all times, and wireless App-Connect provides easy access to Apple and Android functionality.
For the first time on the Tiguan, Volkswagen Ca-Net remote connectivity is offered, allowing owners to perform a variety of vehicle commands from a smartphone like lock and unlock the doors, honk the horn, flash the lights, fire up the ignition and more.
Taking care of propulsion remains a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels via the brand’s proprietary 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is sold in four trim levels, starting at $32,995 for the Trendline, and arrives in showrooms this month.