The 2022 facelift sees the Tiguan receiving a revised front end design. This includes a new front bumper sitting under a new grille that incorporates the brand’s illuminated light line flanking the VW badge. Things are more subtle at the rear, where the crossover now has its Tiguan lettering centered in the hatch below the VW logo. The two top versions of the Tiguan 2022 receive R-Line design cues that include unique side sills and bumpers
LED headlights and daytime running lights are standard equipment. Each version receives new wheel options, which range from 17 to 20 inches. Customers will have a choice of eight exterior colors, including Oryx White and Royal Red Metallic, both new for 2022.
You’ll be hard pressed to find any changes to the interior, although VW is revamping its tech offerings. VW’s 8.0-inch digital dashboard is now standard, with the optional 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro. Standard is VW’s MIB3 infotainment software on every version except entry-level, which includes wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices. Heated front seats are also standard. Upgrade options include a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats.
VW’s Climatronic Touch climate controls, which work together with the power tailgate, are also available on all versions except the base. R-Line models receive a leather-wrapped steering wheel. VW offers its IQ.Drive suite of safety features as standard on all trims except the base one, which gives the Tiguan forward collision warning and emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, traffic alert. rear traffic, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and more. The base Tiguan isn’t left completely in the dark, offering rear traffic alert, forward collision warning, and more.
The powertrain is unchanged, with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI engine powering the 2022 model. It produces the same 184 horsepower (137 kilowatts) and 221 pound-feet (300 Newton-meters) of torque, which pass through by an eight-speed automatic transmission. VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive is optional in all areas. The 2022 VW Tiguan is expected to go on sale in the United States in the third quarter of 2021.