Report: Next Tiguan to Get a Big Dose of Style

For the next generation of Volkswagen’s Tiguan, the automaker’s planning on going a little more out there on styling. Which means we could see a much more stylish CUV for the company’s bestselling nameplate.

Auto Express says that VW design boss Klaus Bischoff was told to be more radical with the newest Tiggy. That means a much more aggressive roofline. Gone is the upright styling of the first and second-gens, in favor of something that looks more, well, Audi.

With a nose that takes more styling cues from the Arteon than the Atlas, at least in Auto Express’s renderings, this is even more stylish than the next-generation Golf. Of course, that’s what renderings tend to do. They make things look better. Like a concept car.

Still, the idea of an almost coupe-crossover instead of an actual coupe-crossover is a good one. Aided by bulging fenders and rear shoulders covering large wheels. And a full-width LED taillight.

A long-wheelbase model is still planned. For more cargo space. Of course, that’s the version North America gets now, so it’s not likely to go away. Expect it to sit on the ubiquitous MQB platform, though it could be a refreshed version of that by then. Inside, the report says that the cabin will look much like the new Passat. That’s the Euro Passat, not the new last decade version that the US gets. With other pie in the sky tech like Level 4 autonomy that probably won’t actually be ready by then. And a 48V hybrid system that will be.

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