The new generation of the already legendary VW Tiguan in the Europe-specs edition was presented almost a year ago. The new model is bigger in every directions. It rides on the new platform and has better developed outer and interior. There are also new underpinning, powertrains and technology. That was for the global markets. However, for the US industry, 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 will soon be available in the US and areas like Europe and China. The US-specs Tiguan will soon be made in the Puebla, Mexico, and that plant is expanding their capacities for the new model.
NEW FOR 2018:
Like the global edition, the model for the US industry will benefit from the similar upgrades. New platform, powertrains, technology, design and security functions can increase their possibilities in that extremely common class. On the other give, this model will have greater proportions than the regular version.
2018 VW TIGUAN: NEW DESIGN, CHANGES
The new 2018 VW Tiguan, like the most of brand’s high-level creation cars, will soon be based on the MQB platform. That extremely modular structure reduces the production cost while is also light and can embrace more powertrains. It is also safer and more fuel efficient.
On the other give, the Tiguan that may come to the US will soon be lengthier and can ride on the stretched wheelbase compared to the global version. That 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 typical American version. All that may open room for the third row of seats growing seating volume to seven.
From the visual point of view, the new Tiguan can get more physical lines and modernized outer elements. Front fascia can 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 industry is sold with bigger rear doors and somewhat various C-pillar.
INTERIOR AND FEATURES:
On the inside, the model can, of course, be much more large and may have sensible start area. Increased may also be substance and build quality. Better dash can contain new contemporary center stack and digital tool cluster.
The base model can come with the 17-inch wheels and may have an 8-inch center screen. There may also be functions like ahead collision warning with city crisis braking, street maintaining aid, parking receptors, large rates automatic braking, automatic headlights, multi-view rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
The higher types can get digital tool chaos, navigation, three-zone environment get a handle on, hot and power adjustable chairs, leather trim, and much more.
2018 VW TIGUAN: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the 2018 VW Tiguan must be around with equally petrol and diesel units. However, the plug-in cross version is also possible.
A 2.0 liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine, for the US model, will soon be able for around 185 hp. Differently from the Euro-spec edition, it’ll include an Aisin 8-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel engine should also be available. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI must create around 150 HP. On the other give, the plug-in cross version is still being considered.
The Tiguan will soon be available with front- and all-wheel drive.
2018 VW TIGUAN: RELEASE, PRICE
The new 2018 VW Tiguan can occur sometime in 2017. Expect the starting price from around $25, 000.