The 3rd generation Volkswagen Tiguan might include a fully electric variant alongside PHEV and ICE versions, according to recent rumors. Tiguan Mk3 will be unveiled in 2024, and go on sale a year later.
Tiguan is the best-selling Volkswagen vehicle since 2019. Its popularity hasn’t been affected by the fully electric models recently launched. According to recent rumors published by Carscoops, Volkswagen will probably let the popular SUV live through the electrification era. The 3rd generation Tiguan, which is due in 2025, will most likely get an electric variant alongside the plug-in hybrid and petrol/diesel variants.
Volkswagen will unveil the third-generation Tiguan in 2024, and start deliveries the next year. If European emission regulations keep getting stricter, Volkswagen will have no choice but to offer Tiguan Mk3 in hybrid and fully-electric variants.
Carscoops shared possible design renderings of the electric variant. It has the signature look of the Tiguan series on the front, but front grilles are replaced with fully-shut panels which will improve the aerodynamics of the Tiguan EV. German automaker might also implement a light bar as the tailgate of the next Tiguan.
Volkswagen expects only 25 percent of its auto sales to come from EVs by 2026. That estimation is enough to be convinced by the Tiguan EV rumors. C-SUVs are getting a lot of demand from both European and Asian customers. A fully-electric Tiguan would sell like hotcakes in big auto markets such as China, Germany, and the UK.
VW plans to electrify every vehicle its brands offer until the early 2030s. Tiguan will surely provide much-needed help in the SUV market, as VW ID.4 is not the demand champion that Volkswagen needs it to be.