Following introduction of the bulky Atlas model for the shoppers in the US, Volkswagen continues the three-row of seat trend with this market with the new-generation Volkswagen Tiguan. This model debuted at the last Detroit show significantly bigger than confident variation and with brand’s new styling. Germans included more computer and safety characteristics and more complexity to this model with the new lightweight platform. The next stage could be the 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid variation but we however don’t have the official proof 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 variation and may also 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 distributed in the US alongside with the three-row model. It hasn’t also stated on the rumors about the Hybrid powertrain. Based on our places, the Tiguan Hybrid is being considered and it might arrive as the 2018 model but more likely for the 2019 version.
2018 VW TIGUAN HYBRID: DESIGN
The new 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid, when it arrives, is likely to be designed on the same MQB platform which is also the foundation of the larger Atlas. Nevertheless, compared to the previous technology, the long-wheelbase model has grown somewhat to be able to adopt the third row of seats. It extends to 185.2 inches from the bumper to fender and flights 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 may offer up to 44 percent increased cargo capacity. It will even benefit from the approach viewpoint which today measures 26 degrees.
From the visual level, the Tiguan adopts the latest design language seen on the new Atlas model. It seems modern and a bit conservative but sophisticated and attractive as well. The skinny variation of the grille comes with the new LED highlighted headlights and rear side characteristics nice-graphic taillights. The model even offers explained character line and wonderful five-spoke wheels.
Inside, the Tiguan updates the current generation design with the fresh products and third-row of seats. The step forward is also the new-generation infotainment system, instrument bunch and safety features.
The model comes with an 8-inch center screen with the Car-net computer features. It contains Apple Car Play and Android Auto but also Reflection Link compatibility. The available characteristics also include the premium Fender speakers, 8-way energy and heated chairs, heated controls, dual-zone weather control, sliding second- row chairs, etc. There is also the available 12.3-inch configurable electronic cockpit.
The safety part addresses normal Automated post-collision braking and the rearview camera. The available characteristics include the forward collision caution with automated disaster braking, lane departure caution, adaptive cruise control, 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 may 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 may get the front-wheel drive. The 4Motion all-wheel push is likely to be optional with the Active Control 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. When it arrives for the 2018 model year, it will likely combine the version of the 2.0-liter engine with electric engines and battery pack. We will have what energy and EPA figures this model would feature when VW tells its part of the story.
2018 VW TIGUAN HYBRID: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The base Tiguan variation is likely to be accessible from around $26, 000. The 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid will cost more but can it appear for the 2018 model year and at what price we may know soon.