2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Become More Mature

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Volkswagen first introduced the Tiguan in 2007; a smaller version of the Touareg, it’s a popular model, selling in good numbers, but that’s mainly thanks to the styling, performance and reliability that is nearly guaranteed with every VW.

Forgetting the emissions scandal (and believe us when we say that there are many manufacturers that ‘massage’ the figures), Volkswagen has always been a brand known for quality and reliability; they always deliver a product that befits the name.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Release date

Not that information is known about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, VW haven’t said much (perhaps they’re just keeping their heads down until the flak from the emissions debacle blows over), but we expect to see the new Tiguan in the showrooms from around September 2017.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan release date: late 2017

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Price

Given that VW are going through a crisis, they need to rebuild their brand and reputation; don’t expect to see premium prices while they’re still doing that. We think the new 2018 Tiguan will start in the region of $23,000.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Redesign and Changes

Let’s start with the hot subject … motors (more specifically, fuel).
While VW will be offering a diesel option in Europe, it’s doubtful that it will make it to the U.S.; it seems we’ve never really embraced the technology, but thanks to that scandal, they’re even less popular now.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Video

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Specs

Expect to see the base model fitted with a 2.0 liter turbo gas motor, coupled up to an 8-speed auto transmission which drives the front wheels as standard or with an option for 4MOTION all-wheel drive. We also think that VW will introduce a plug-in hybrid, but that will be later in the production cycle.

The 2018 Tiguan will be built on the MQB platform, and will be slightly larger than its predecessor; approximately 4.3” longer – meaning more legroom and comfort, it should also give the option for an additional third row of seating.

Despite the extra length, it should be around 110 lbs lighter also, thanks to lightweight construction materials. Without the third row of seats, it will have an increase in luggage carrying, with a neat multi position cargo floor.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Equipment

As you’d expect, the interior will be finished in high quality trim, leather will be an option for the lower models and standard on the higher spec. There will be a touchscreen infotainment system, but whether that will be the 9.2” center stack screen remains to be seen.

There will also be four pre-programmed driving modes if you feel like venturing off the tarmac.

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The new Tiguan looks just great - brutal lines, quality interior, rich level of equipment - but could it improve the VW image?

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