The new technology of the already legendary VW Tiguan in the Europe-specs edition was shown almost a year ago. The new model is bigger in all directions. It flights on the new platform and has greater made outer and interior. There are also new underpinning, powertrains and technology. That was for the global markets. But, for the US market, this compact crossover comes as the 2018 VW Tiguan. This is because of the two major reasons. The VW is finishing development of the long-wheelbase model which is likely to be accessible in the US and markets like Europe and China. The US-specs Tiguan is likely to be made in the Puebla, Mexico, and that plant is expanding its capabilities for the new model.
NEW FOR 2018:
Like the global edition, the model for the US market may benefit from the similar upgrades. New platform, powertrains, technology, style and security features can improve its possibilities in that extremely common class. On the other hand, this model will have larger ratios than the regular version.
2018 VW TIGUAN: NEW DESIGN, CHANGES
The new 2018 VW Tiguan, like the most of brand’s high-level production cars, is likely to be based on the MQB platform. This extremely modular structure reduces the production price while is also lighter and may adopt more powertrains. It is also safer and more fuel efficient.
On the other hand, the Tiguan that’ll come to the US is likely to be longer and can drive on the stretched wheelbase compared to the global version. This edition gives nearly five inches to the 177-inch Euro-Spec model length. The wheelbase is also about 3.5 inches longer than the 105.6-inch normal Western version. All which will open space for the third row of seats increasing seating volume to seven.
From the visual point of view, the new Tiguan can get more physical lines and modernized outer elements. Top ligament can look the same as on the already seen Euro model and the same is with its rear end. But, the longer body for the US market includes bigger rear doors and somewhat different C-pillar.
INTERIOR AND FEATURES:
On the inside, the model can, of course, be more large and can have sensible boot area. Improved will also be material and construct quality. Nicer splash can contain new modern middle heap and digital tool cluster.
The base model can come with the 17-inch wheels and can have an 8-inch middle screen. There will also be features like forward collision caution with city crisis braking, lane keeping guide, parking detectors, high speeds intelligent braking, intelligent headlights, multi-view rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
The higher designs can get digital tool chaos, navigation, three-zone environment get a handle on, heated and energy flexible chairs, leather cut, and significantly more.
2018 VW TIGUAN: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the 2018 VW Tiguan must be available with equally petrol and diesel units. But, the plug-in hybrid version is also possible.
A 2.0 liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine, for the US model, is likely to be able for around 185 hp. Differently from the Euro-spec edition, it’ll come with an Aisin 8-speed intelligent transmission.
The diesel engine should also be available. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI must produce around 150 HP. On the other hand, the plug-in hybrid version is still being considered.
The Tiguan is likely to be accessible with front- and all-wheel drive.
2018 VW TIGUAN: RELEASE, PRICE
The new 2018 VW Tiguan can appear sometime in 2017. Expect the starting price from around $25, 000.