Is Volkswagen Planning to Add an EV Option for the Tiguan?

July 21st, 2022 by

Sunrise Volkswagen 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Silver

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Volkswagen’s ID lineup of electric vehicles has been garnering a lot of attention, rightfully so, but the German automaker also plans to electrify some of its current models in order to reach its goals of electrification. Volkswagen has been working diligently on the next-generation Tiguan, and it looks like an all-electric version of this beautiful compact SUV could potentially be in the cards for enthusiasts. 

What We Know So Far
Recent spy photographs have captured one of the prototypes of the next-generation Tiguan during its testing. The vehicle that was spotted has a few details that a reminiscent of what most people have come to expect to see in electric cars these days. This test vehicle did not seem to have any tailpipes and a front grille that closed off most of the air intakes a normal gas-powered vehicle would have. This is leading us to believe that Volkswagen is using this vehicle as a guinea pig to test out an electric powertrain. It can be expected that the next-gen Tiguan will come available with one’s choice of a hybrid, an all-electric, or a plug-in hybrid powertrain. 

From the looks of this spotted prototype, it seems that the German automaker is in the very beginning stages of working on the upcoming next-generation Tiguan. It can be estimated that the compact SUV may arrive as a 2025 model, which gives the company enough time to work out any kinks in the powertrains and even come up with a new design. We can also expect Volkswagen to continue to offer the Tiguan in two lengths, however, it might still be the case that the long-wheelbase trim will be the only one offered within the United States. 

This is not the first time that anyone has been able to catch a glimpse of Volkswagen testing an electric powertrain on a Tiguan. Earlier this year, in April, Volkswagen was spotted testing a white Tiguan with black bumpers and side skirts that appeared to be tacked onto the vehicle. All the extra girth, along with the covered-up body panels, seem to point towards an even bigger possibility for an all-electric powertrain. With the recent spotting of the more polished SUV, enthusiasts can definitely expect to see more prototypes in the near future as the Tiguan’s release date quickly approaches. 

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