As we have been breathlessly reporting for months, a new addition is joining the Volkswagen family for the 2018 model year. After the fog had cleared following the announcement of our new large crossover SUV, a similarly important piece of information managed to slip under the radar: the upcoming model year will also see a total reinvention for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, meaning that two totally new SUVs will be available in late summer of 2017. (We have a sneaky feeling that a redesign for the Touareg isn’t far behind.)
But back for a moment to the 2018 Tiguan. Our compact crossover SUV gets a significant restyling, drawing heavily on its larger Atlas sibling. The conservative lines of its predecessor are now a thing of the past, and have been replaced with more muscular, defined edges as are found on the revised models across the Volkswagen lineup. Of course, that isn’t all that the new Tiguan brings to the party.
|Standard 2.0L TSI Engine||Fully Redesigned for 2018||Available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit|
|184 hp||Spacious seating for 7 in three rows||Available 12.3-inch gauge display|
|221 lb-ft of torque||Approximately 57% more cargo volume than in outgoing model||Available VW Car-Net App-Connect with 8-inch touchscreen|
|Available 4Motion All-Wheel Drive||Available hands-free Easy Open rear liftgate||Available intuitive Driver Assistance features|
The first order of business in describing the new Tiguan is identifying the areas that the model is unrecognizable from its previous generation, and the most obvious is this: it’s now available with three rows of seating for seven adult occupants. On its face, this already represents a sea change from before. It’s also more than ten inches longer than in 2017, meaning that buyers enjoy up to 57% more available cargo volume than before with all seats folded flat.
The tech features of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan are equally impressive. Along with its popular 2.0L TSI engine under the hood, the new Tiguan now offers the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, allowing users to switch their gauges between different settings, depending on what driving situation they find themselves in. Additionally, the available Car-Net App-Connect that pairs with an 8-inch touchscreen to let drivers easily access navigation or streaming music.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to arrive in late summer of 2017 at Elgin Volkswagen, located a short drive from Schaumburg, Aurora and Chicago, IL. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!