Spy shots reveal no grille or tailpipes.
It isn’t expected before 2024 in Europe or 2025 in North America.
As we know, the massive Volkswagen Auto Group is rapidly shifting towards electrifying its product portfolio. In the process, they created the ID. family however this does mean that “regular” models will not get an electric version. It looks as though the Tiguan will be one of them.
Or will it? It’s tough to say for a few reasons. The most obvious ones involve the ID.4’s existence and the presence of rear disc brakes on the spy shots shared by autoevolution. Consumers are slowly but surely migrating to EVs and having more options in the same segment is never a bad thing so seeing both in a showroom, virtual or otherwise, seems plausible.
Regarding the rear disc brakes, their significance is somewhat important. We would assume that the electric Tiguan would roll on VW’s extensively used MEB platform however it is exclusively (at the moment anyhow) with rear drum brakes. It’s possible that the automaker is testing a different architecture as well.
Clearly, the vehicles in the pictures are current-generation Tiguan SUVs but it could be that these are Porsche, Audi, or another one of Volkswagen’s many brands’ test mules.
The bottom line, beyond all this speculation, is that the vehicles do not have any tailpipes and the front grilles are closed off so they must be EVs.