Whenever a popular model undergoes a design refresh or a new generation in its lineage, a single question sweeps over the auto-buying populace: what is different on the new model? Such is the case with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is set to arrive in summer of 2017 with a total facelift. So, what can you expect when it arrives at Elgin Volkswagen?
First of all, it’s ten inches longer than it was previously. This means that it now offers three rows of seating with space for seven adults, which is a true game-changer for buyers who are shopping in this segment. This means that the new Tiguan will offer up to 57% more interior cargo volume than it had previously, all the way up to 88 cubic feet. Additionally, there are also terrific new tech features, which we’ll get to below.
|2017 Tiguan||Vs.||2018 Tiguan|
|200 hp / 207 lb-ft of torque||Standard Engine Output||184 hp / 221 lb-ft of torque|
|56.1 cu.ft.||Max Interior Cargo Volume||88 cu.ft.|
|Two||Available Rows of Seating||Three|
To its credit, when Volkswagen committed to rethink its approach to the Tiguan, no stone was left unturned. This can be plainly seen in the model’s tech features, starting with the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which replaces traditional gauges with an available 12.3-inch gauge display. With the VDC, operators can easily toggle between different settings depending on the driving situation. Also added is the available VW Car-Net App-Connect interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, letting users easily access navigation and streaming music with ease.
The performance of the 2018 Tiguan is equally impressive. Powered by a 2.0L TSI engine rated for 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, the Tiguan is perfectly suited to handle both city and country driving conditions. Meanwhile, 4Motion All-Wheel Drive is available to add as well, meaning that winter and off-road terrain challenges can be traversed with ease.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is coming in summer of this year, while the 2017 version is available now. Schedule your test drive today!