The new era of the already legendary VW Tiguan in the Europe-specs edition was shown almost a year ago. The new model is bigger in every directions. It tours on the new platform and has greater made outer and interior. There are also new underpinning, powertrains and technology. That has been for the global markets. However, for the US market, this compact crossover comes as the 2018 VW Tiguan. This is because of the two main reasons. The VW is finishing growth of the long-wheelbase model which is going to be accessible in the US and markets like Europe and China. The US-specs Tiguan is going to be produced in the Puebla, Mexico, and that plant is expanding their 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, design and protection features will improve their odds in that highly popular class. On the other give, this model will have bigger dimensions than the regular version.
2018 VW TIGUAN: NEW DESIGN, CHANGES
The new 2018 VW Tiguan, like the most of brand’s high-level generation cars, is going to be centered on the MQB platform. This highly modular architecture reduces the production price while is also light and can undertake more powertrains. It is also better and more gas efficient.
On the other give, the Tiguan that may come to the US is going to be lengthier and will experience on the stretched wheelbase compared to the global version. This edition gives almost five inches to the 177-inch Euro-Spec model length. The wheelbase is also about 3.5 inches lengthier than the 105.6-inch regular European version. All that may open room for the third row of seats increasing seating volume to seven.
From the visual point of view, the new Tiguan are certain to get more muscular lines and modernized outer elements. Top ligament will look the same as on the already seen Euro model and the same is with its rear end. However, the longer body for the US market comes with bigger rear doors and slightly various C-pillar.
INTERIOR AND FEATURES:
On the inside, the model will, of course, be more spacious and could have practical start area. Improved will also be substance and build quality. Better splash will include new contemporary middle stack and digital instrument cluster.
The base model should come with the 17-inch wheels and could have an 8-inch middle screen. There will also be features like forward collision caution with town crisis braking, lane maintaining help, parking receptors, high rates automatic braking, automatic headlights, multi-view rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
The higher versions are certain to get digital instrument chaos, navigation, three-zone climate get a handle on, heated and power flexible chairs, leather cut, and significantly more.
2018 VW TIGUAN: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the 2018 VW Tiguan should be accessible with equally petrol and diesel units. However, the plug-in hybrid version is also possible.
A 2.0 liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine, for the US model, is going to be capable for around 185 hp. Differently from the Euro-spec edition, it will include an Aisin 8-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel engine should also be available. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI should create around 150 HP. On the other give, the plug-in hybrid version is still being considered.
The Tiguan is going to be accessible with front- and all-wheel drive.
2018 VW TIGUAN: RELEASE, PRICE
The new 2018 VW Tiguan will arrive sometime in 2017. Expect the starting price from around $25, 000.