Volkswagen wants to sell its most successful SUV in Europe also in US. And it expects good sales, especially after introducing the revised version of the Tiguan. For 2022, the Tiguan‘s exterior design sees a bold refresh.

An entirely new front end brings Tiguan in line with design cues first seen on Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport: the distinctive, low-slung bumper sits under a broad grille featuring Volkswagen’s redesigned logo at its center. It is bookended with redesigned LED headlights, now standard on every Tiguan, and an available illuminated grille light line. The distinctive side profile of the Tiguan remains with its strong character line running the length of the vehicle. Roof rails are black on S and SE R-Line Black models and silver on SE and SEL R-Line. Around back, standard LED taillights flank new, upscale lettering for the model name, which now sits centrally below the logo. For 2022, Oryx White and the all-new Kings Red exterior colors join the available color palette.

Both Tiguan R-Line trim levels carry R-Line badging, along with R-Line bumpers and body color-matched side sills.

Newly designed aluminum-alloy wheels are found on all trim levels: S models come standard with 17-inch wheels, while SE models have 18-inch alloys. SE R-Line Black models sport 19-inch black alloy wheels, and SEL R-Line models offer 20-inch wheels. Tiguan S trims come with 215/65 all-season tires, with 235/55 on SE, 235/50 on SE R-Line Black and 255/40 on SEL R-Line.

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the new Tiguan interior boasts upgraded comfort and convenience features, as well as a plethora of advanced technology. Getting on your way is easier than ever with standard KESSY® keyless access and push-button start, and remote start is standard from the SE trim. Heated front seats are now standard, with a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats as available options. A leatherette steering wheel is available on base models and standard on SE; SE R-Line Black comes equipped with a perforated leather-wrapped R-Line sport steering wheel, while SEL R-Line models feature a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.

Interior colors include Titan Black, Storm Grey, Cinnamon, and Noisette. Tiguan S models come with cloth seats; SE and SE R-Line Black models feature leatherette seating surfaces and SEL R-Line trims have leather seating surfaces. The SE and SE R-Line Black front seats include an 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment and a 6-way adjustable passenger’s seat. SEL R-Line models add 3-position driver-seat memory, and an 8-way power passenger’s seat with 2-way lumbar adjustment.

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Dual-zone Climatronic automatic climate control is standard on Tiguan SE and above, and is upgraded for MY22 with touch-sensitive controls in the center stack. It can also be activated with natural-language voice control, with commands like “Hello Volkswagen. I’m hot” or “my feet are cold.” Wireless App-Connect and wireless charging for compatible devices are standard features on SE models and above.

R-Line models feature a standard 15-color LED ambient lighting system. Coordinated with the Driving Mode Selection feature, the system provides soothing indirect white light in the Normal profile, red light in the Sport profile and blue light in the Eco profile. The driver can set any of the colors using Manual or Custom mode.

All 2022 Tiguan models feature innovative Volkswagen MIB touchscreen infotainment systems. The displays utilize a capacitive-touch sensor (as in smartphone and tablet technology) rather than the more common resistive touchscreens, which require pressure, enabling controls like swiping and even pinch-zooming.

The advanced Volkswagen Digital Cockpit system, standard on all Tiguan models, presents drivers with a fully digital instrument cluster. S, SE, and SE R-Line Black models feature an 8-inch display with two views and customizable widgets to show a variety of vehicle information. SEL R-Line models upgrade to a 10.25-inch fully configurable Digital Cockpit Pro with three views—including full-screen navigation for equipped models—and 21 viewing options, including car status, navigation, driving data, phone information, driver assistance features, and more.

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The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by an advanced 2.0-liter version of the four-cylinder engine. This version of the benchmark EA888 four-cylinder, turbocharged direct-injection engine uses an innovative modification to the conventional four-stroke cycle, offering an outstanding combination of power, efficiency, and responsiveness. The upshot is 184 horsepower that kicks in at 6,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 221 pound-feet is available from just 1,900 rpm. All Tiguan trims are equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.

Available in four trim levels—S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line—the 2022 Tiguan benefits from an even further democratization of state-of-the-art in-vehicle technology. All 2022 Tiguan models come equipped with the 8-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, while a 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro is available on the top trim. Other standard features include LED headlights and taillights, KESSY keyless entry with push-button start, Car-Net with Wi-Fi capability, heated front seats, Driving Mode Selection, Front Assist, and Side Assist.

The starting MSRP of the refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is $25,995 for the S front-wheel-drive model and $27,495 for the S 4Motion all-wheel drive model.