The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover will get a sportier design when it debuts this summer, the automaker confirmed Thursday.
The German brand’s bestselling vehicle will get a facelift with a new hood and a broader, wider front and rear bumper to look sportier and “more masculine in stance,” Hendrik Muth, head of marketing for VW, said.
LED headlights will be standard equipment on the 2021 Tiguan, but the matrix lighting systems offered in Europe will not be on Tiguan crossovers sold in North America.
Aside from technology upgrades, not much changes inside one of the few compact crossovers with an available third row in the U.S. The version sold in the U.S. is larger than most other compact crossovers on sale. The cramped third row is sticking around, despite the presence in the showroom of the larger three-row Volkswagen Atlas.
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