2020 VW Tiguan Changes, R-Line Package

If you’re looking for a compact SUV that offers a great look and plenty of space the upcoming 2020 VW Tiguan SUV is an ideal choice for you. This model is one of the best in the class. It is offered with 3rd-row seats and popular Audi-inspired high-tech features like digital cockpit instrument cluster. The newest model is also ideal for larger families because it can easily place seven passengers.

The cargo space is well rated and with folded second row this model provides impressive 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Also, the top of the offer will be R-Line package that will bring more engine options and much better look to this SUV.

2020 VW Tiguan

2020 VW Tiguan Exterior Changes and Dimensions

The exterior of this year model is changed and the new 2020 VW Tiguan looks better than ever. This model will keep the same lines with sharper edges and will add more chrome materials on the grille. The newest LED headlight as the taillights are the part of the changes.

However, the higher trims like SEL Premium will be offered with cool daytime running lights. Dimensionally, the Tiguan model is two inches shorter than the Hyundai Santa Fe, however, it is larger than the Mazda CX-5 SUV. It measures wheelbase of 109.8 inches, length of 185.1 inches, width 72.4 in and height is 66.3 inches.

2020 VW Tiguan R-line front

2020 VW Tiguan R-Line package

The top of the offer is the 2020 VW Tiguan R-Line package. This package gives the Tiguan a sportier look that includes unique larger wheels. Like the standard model, the R-line will be also built on the MQB platform.

It is offered with bigger 20-inch alloy wheels and sporty-looking front and rear bumpers. Inside this SUV comes with 12.3-inch TFT screen instrument panel and it features sporty black headlining and alloy dashboard inserts.

2020 VW Tiguan interior

2020 VW Tiguan Interior

When it comes to the interior the new 2020 VW Tiguan continues the tradition of its futuristic look. This model offers 3rd-row seats and is able to accumulate seven passengers. The first and second rows will offer plenty of space, while the third row is ideal for shorter occupants.

One can make a combination of 40/20/40 split to allow for impressive 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space. This is a little less space than the Nissan Rogue. However, the Tiguan beats models Ford Escape and Subaru Forester in this section. As for the tech inside, the new 2020 VW Tiguan SUV will keep the same Audi`s virtual cockpit as the current one model.

The features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard equipment as the 6.5-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity, rearview camera and premium audio system.

Safety is high

The safety is also high and upcoming Tiguan highlights a bird’s-eye parking camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry/start, a hands-free liftgate with walk-away closing, and a 12.3-inch customizable digital instrument panel.

2020 VW Tiguan side

2020 VW Tiguan Powertrain

The forthcoming 2020 VW Tiguan will be unfortunately only available with one engine variant. This model is powered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that will produce 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to the 8-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive is a standard system. However, the buyers will get an option to choose 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that will bring more stability to this SUV thanks to the center differential and electronic differential locks.

Furthermore, this system will transfer power front-to-back and side-to-side. There are also few selectable modes like On-Road, Snow, Off-Road and Custom Off-Road. However, with the On-Road mode, there are four additional settings. This includes Normal, Sport, Eco and Custom.

However, the R-line package will bring a few more options. This model is available with few engines including 1.4-litre TSI petrol that produces 149 HP, 2.0-liter TSI petrol with the output of the 178 HP and a 2.0-liter BiTDI 4MOTION that is able to deliver 237 HP.

Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity

Fuel economy of this SUV is also good. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is rated at 22/29 mpg for the model with FWD system and 21/29 mpg for the AWD. As for the towing capacity, the new 2020 VW Tiguan will keep the same numbers as the current one of 1,500 pounds.

2020 VW Tiguan rear

2020 VW Tiguan MSRP, Release Date and Rivals

The 2020 VW Tiguan from the latest information that we got will get a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $25,500 for the base model with the front-wheel-drive system. However, the higher trims will reach the price of $40,000. Release date of this SUV is set for half of 2019.

Most of the rivals will be models Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Volvo XC60 and among them Audi Q5.

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