The upcoming generation VW Tiguan comes eight years after this mid-size SUV was first unveiled. Considering that the Tiguan is in a hotly contested segment, the refresh comes rather timely and hopefully gives it a new lease on life. The 2018 VW Tiguan will be the first mid-size SUV released by the German carmaker. It is set to debut in different car markets by mid of this year. The release of the all-new 2018 Tiguan would also be the first of five SUVs to be launched in the coming years by Volkswagen.
2018 VW Tiguan – Modernized Look:
Perhaps the most unique and highly anticipated feature of the new Tiguan is that it will be the first to be built on its MQB platform. Considering this change, it would be completely overhauled so that it more practical and bigger. It certainly would be a flagship model within the VW’s fleet. The 2018 VW Tiguan is up against other popular mid-size SUVs that include Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, and Kia Sportage. It’s quite a busy segment but the redesigns occurring the new Tiguan makes it an easy sell in the market.
According to early reviews from car magazines and enthusiasts, the 2018 VW Tiguan basically addressed the shortfalls of the outgoing model which makes it deserve a part of the premium territory. Expect a lot of cosmetic improvements with the Tiguan’s exterior. All these upgrades definitely make the car look sleek and alluring.
In terms of size, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan slots into the mid-size territory. Compared with the outgoing model, the second-generation Tiguan is wider by 33mm, longer by 60mm, and lower by 33 mm; it also gets 77 mm longer wheelbase. These upgrades ensure a spacious cabin, especially the back seat with its additional 29 mm knee room. The cargo space is also larger by around 200 mm. This definitely addressed a recurring issue about its shallow, narrow boot. Furthermore, the added interior and boot space is among the huge pluses of the 2018 VW Tiguan.
Inside the Tiguan’s cabin are a dose of modern, refreshing design, and a bevy of premium accessories and materials. The control panel located on the dash is also sleek. Some standard features include radar cruise control, head-up displays, active safety systems, and surround-view cameras. For higher trims, expect a number of added features as well as optional accessories or upgrades.
2018 VW Tiguan – Engine Details and Performance:
The 2018 VW Tiguan is available in three gasoline engines, which include the top-of-its-class turbo engine with 162kW/35Nm which is derived from the Golf GTI. For the diesel engines, there is a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 177 hp, equipped with Ad Blue technology for efficiency and emission reduction. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and an AWD configuration. However, for the TSI FWD, it is run by a dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission.
2018 VW Tiguan – Expectance:
As for the pricing, the all-new VW Tiguan 2018 may be sold at around $26,000 with varying prices for specific high-level variants. Considering all the changes occurring with the Tiguan, we can say that VW has done an impressive step forward. Hopefully, this evolution would deliver added sales to Volkswagen. We anticipate this next generation SUV to be rolled out anytime this year.