Volkswagen is working to move ahead of the diesel emissions scandal and refocusing on their sales efforts in the US in the popular SUV market. The completely redesigned Tiguan becomes longer and more capable for 2018 with features made to appeal especially to US buyers.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Design
The Volkswagen Tiguan 2018 is a long wheelbase version of the Euro Tiguan. It is based on the same MQB architecture, but with a new wheelbase of 109.9 inches. Overall, this new model is 10.9 inches longer than the first generation of Tiger-Iguana. This is a significant growth spurt, but its competitors have been similar enlarged in the years since the Tiguan 2007 launch, so in a way, it’s just VW playing catch-up.
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The extra space of the distance between the wheels opens up to 57 percent more cargo space for the 2018 Tiguan and seats for five with a second sliding row that moves up to 7 inches forward or Towards the rear, a fairly smooth addition for the higher rear passengers. Standard on some trim levels and optional for the rest is the third row of seats, reaching the total capacity of up to seven souls. The new Tiguan also features an optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a reconfigurable large format LCD instrument set, similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and the latest version of the car manufacturer’s infotainment with the Car-Net and App-Connect services And the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink technologies. The cabin technology options are complemented by a Fender Premium Audio system available that I can not wait to take a ride after positive experiences with the VW Beetle.Keeper passenger safety system is a suite of driver assistance technology Available, includes adaptive cruise control, a front-end collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot check with rear transverse warning and a power assisted steering.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine
The Tiguan Allspace’s power supply is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine making 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission shunts power to both the front wheels or the four (if buyers choose VW 4Motion four-wheel drive system). The four-wheel drive models will feature a four-way control lever for road and off-road use. For now, this is the only powertrain offered, which means that the Tiguan Allspace should offer more grunt than the Nissan Rogue, but it will not be a match for the turbo-4 and V-6 competitors, especially When they are fully loaded with passengers and their cargo.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Price
The gigantic Tiguan will be launched in Europe in the second half of 2017, where it will be called the Tiguan Allspace and are selling for around 30,000 euros next to the shorter model. Here, it will be just the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Prices and availability should be in a similar window, but have not yet been finalized or announced.