2020 Volkswagen Tiguan X Coupé-SUV officially revealed
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan X was publicly announced. Although in the leaked photos that emerged online a few weeks ago we already had a first look at the Coupé-SUV, the German automaker took the wraps off the exterior design of the new model and also revealed some technical details, this time around.
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan X is no different from the regular, facelifted Tiguan upfront. Both get a pair of sleek headlamps, with integrated LED DRLs that flow into a heavy chrome grill. Volkswagen has chosen to unveil the Coupé-SUV in the sportier R-Line trim package, meaning it gets an aggressive front bumper with a wide, black-out central air dam flanked by chrome-shaped elements and a silver skid plate.
However, on the B-pillar, the styling similarities to the regular SUV end, after which the roofline flows steeply through the tailgate, giving the coupé-ish look. The solid shoulder line, blacked-out windshield, B-pillar and wing mirrors, R-Line badging, chrome embellishments for the window frame and door sides, and snazzy, dual-tone alloy wheels are other style flourishes worthy of notice.
Volkswagen also gave the Tiguan X a special look at the rear. Apart from the steeply raked rear windshield, the model also gets a boot lid spoiler and a pair of custom-made, sleek tail lamps joined by a light bar with a Y-shaped motif. The rear bumper sports reshaped blacked-out elements with dual, fake exhaust tips and a fake diffuser.
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan X is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine with 186hp, 330Nm in the lower models, and 220hp, 380Nm in the top trim level. Both models feature a standard 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch) auto gearbox, while VW’s ‘4Motion’ all-wheel-drive system also gets the range-topping model.
Moving to the dimensions, the Tiguan X measures a length of 4,764 mm, a width of 1,859 mm, and a height of 1,628 mm and has a long wheelbase of 2,791 mm.
For now, Volkswagen has announced the Tiguan X exclusively for the Chinese market, and there’s no official word about the company’s plan to launch the model line elsewhere. However, the regular Tiguan, in its facelifted avatar, will be reintroduced to India in the coming months. The locally-assembled, 5-seat model, powered by a 150hp, 1.5-liter TSI turbo-petrol engine, will be sold alongside the imported, 7-seat Tiguan Allspace in our market.
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