Volkswagen will update five of its cars for the 2025 model year

Volkswagen will update five of its cars for the 2025 model year

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Volkswagen has announced the changes it's making to its range for the 2025 model year, and they're fairly extensive. The Atlas and the ID.4 carry on mostly unchanged, as they were updated for 2024, but the Jetta, Taos, Tiguan, Golf GTI and Golf R all get refreshed.

We'll need to be patient to find out precisely what the Wolfsburg-based brand has in store: Most of the updated models it announced haven't been unveiled for the American market yet, and details are scarce. We're told that the Jetta and the enthusiast-friendly Jetta GLI will get a round of updates for 2025; both models will be unveiled in the second quarter of 2024. The compact Taos will get what Volkswagen refers to as "a major refresh" in the third quarter of 2024, and the new third-generation Tiguan will make its debut for the 2025 model year as well.


On the hot hatch side of the range, the Golf GTI and the Golf R will both get a mid-cycle update. We have a decent idea of what to expect from the former: The refreshed model has already been unveiled for the European market with new-look styling, new technology in the cabin, and, importantly, more power under the hood. Nothing is official yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if most of these changes make their way to the American market for 2025. However, as the regular Golf celebrates its 50th birthday, the GTI is going automatic-only for the first time.