The new generation 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 designed outer and interior. There are also new underpinning, powertrains and technology. Which was 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 areas like Europe and China. The US-specs Tiguan is going to be made in the Puebla, Mexico, and this plant is expanding their capacities for the new model.
NEW FOR 2018:
Like the global edition, the model for the US market will benefit from the similar upgrades. New platform, powertrains, technology, style and safety features can increase their possibilities in this extremely common class. On the other hand, 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 production cars, is going to be based on the MQB platform. That extremely modular structure reduces the production price while is also lighter and can follow more powertrains. It is also better and more gas efficient.
On the other hand, the Tiguan that will come to the US is going to be lengthier and can trip on the stretched wheelbase compared to the global version. That edition adds very nearly five inches to the 177-inch Euro-Spec model length. The wheelbase is also about 3.5 inches lengthier than the 105.6-inch standard Western version. All that will start space for the third row of seats expanding sitting volume to seven.
From the visual point of view, the new Tiguan will get more physical lines and modernized outer elements. Top 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 market is sold with bigger rear doors and somewhat different C-pillar.
INTERIOR AND FEATURES:
On the inside, the model can, of course, be much more huge and can have useful boot area. Increased may also be material and construct quality. Nicer rush can contain new contemporary middle stack and digital instrument cluster.
The base model will come with the 17-inch wheels and can have an 8-inch middle screen. There may also be features like forward collision warning with town crisis braking, lane keeping support, parking sensors, large speeds automatic braking, automatic headlights, multi-view rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
The higher types will get digital instrument chaos, navigation, three-zone environment get a handle on, hot and power adjustable chairs, leather trim, and significantly more.
2018 VW TIGUAN: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the 2018 VW Tiguan must be available with both 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 must create around 150 HP. On the other hand, 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 can arrive sometime in 2017. Expect the starting price from about $25, 000.