Although a mild facelift for the Tiguan was revealed at last year's Chinese Motor Show, a proper global update for the current generation Tiguan is not expected to arrive until early next year.
Spy photos published late last year revealed a Chinese-market Tiguan update in testing, although few changes were visible beneath the test car's camouflage.
New images obtained this week reveal that a more extensive update is due for the international 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, and with almost all of Volkswagen's line-up now featuring its new family face, there is little guesswork left in imagining the updated Tiguan's styling.
An updated engine range is likely, focusing on compliance with the strict new Euro V emissions laws. An e-mobility version of the Tiguan is also expected, although this is more likely to appear with an all-new Tiguan around 2013 or 2014.