Following introduction of the bulky Atlas model for the shoppers in the US, Volkswagen continues the three-row of seat tendency with this industry with the new-generation Volkswagen Tiguan. This model debuted at the last Detroit show significantly larger than confident edition and with brand’s new styling. Germans added more computer and safety features and more complexity to this model with the new lightweight platform. The next step could be the 2018 VW Tiguan Cross edition but we however do not have the official evidence for that.
VW presented the new-gen three-row Tiguan with the one engine option for the US market. The engine is updated version of brand’s familiar TSI engine which powers the current edition and can be found in the Euro-spec version as well. Nevertheless, the standard wheelbase version for the European market is available with the total of eight engines including the TSI and TDI units. VW hasn’t claimed would the standard wheelbase version be bought in the US alongside with the three-row model. It hasn’t also commented on the rumors about the Hybrid powertrain. Predicated on our sources, the Tiguan Hybrid is being regarded and it may arrive as the 2018 model but much more likely for the 2019 version.
2018 VW TIGUAN HYBRID: DESIGN
The new 2018 VW Tiguan Cross, when it happens, is likely to be designed on the same MQB platform which is also the foundation of the larger Atlas. Nevertheless, compared to the previous generation, the long-wheelbase model has developed somewhat in order to adopt the third row of seats. It also includes 185.2 inches from the bumper to fender and tours on the 109.9-inch wheelbase. It is 10.7 additional inches in model’s period and 4.4 inches more in wheelbase compared to the current generation.
With the additional inches the new Tiguan will supply to 44 percent increased cargo capacity. It will also gain from the approach direction which today measures 26 degrees.
From the visual point, the Tiguan adopts the latest design language observed on the new Atlas model. It seems smooth and a bit conservative but elegant and attractive as well. The skinny edition of the grille comes with the new LED emphasized headlights and rear side features nice-graphic taillights. The model even offers described character line and great five-spoke wheels.
Inside, the Tiguan updates the current generation design with the fresh components and third-row of seats. The step forward is also the new-generation infotainment system, tool cluster and safety features.
The model posseses an 8-inch middle monitor with the Car-net computer features. It provides Apple Car Play and Android Auto but also Reflection Url compatibility. The available features also include the premium Fender speakers, 8-way power and hot chairs, hot tyre, dual-zone environment get a handle on, sliding second- line chairs, etc. There is also the available 12.3-inch configurable virtual cockpit.
The safety element covers standard Intelligent post-collision braking and the rearview camera. The available features include the forward collision warning with automated crisis braking, lane departure warning, flexible cruise get a handle on, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view process, etc.
2018 VW TIGUAN HYBRID: POWERTRAINS
Below the hood of the new Tiguan will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine can produce 184 hp and torque of 221 pound-feet. The transmission system is the Aisin 8-speed automatic. Automatically, the Tiguan will get the front-wheel drive. The 4Motion all-wheel drive is likely to be elective with the Active Get a grip on process with four driving modes.
VW hasn’t revealed the fuel economy ratings for the regular model. The 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid is also the secret. If it happens for the 2018 model year, it will more than likely combine the version of the 2.0-liter engine with electric engines and battery pack. We will see what power and EPA numbers this model would feature when VW tells its portion of the story.
2018 VW TIGUAN HYBRID: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The base Tiguan edition is likely to be available from about $26, 000. The 2018 VW Tiguan Cross will surely cost more but can it occur for the 2018 model year and at what price we will know soon.