The 2018 VW Tiguan is said to be due for a major overhaul. And in this golden opportunity, the company seems to take full advantage of this as several tipsters and experts have suggested that an array of changes will be incorporated into this model.
2018 VW Tiguan: New Platform and Engines
So much so, this 2018 Tiguan will be significantly different from its predecessor. Sources have to say that upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan will be the 1st SUV to be built on a modular MQB platform. This gives a hint that Volkswagen is preparing vehicles of next generation and that this model will mark a start. Although there’s plenty of time for this SUV to be released, several car experts have sourced out some information.
Changes are definite under the hood of this 2018 VW Tiguan. It has been said that a 2.0-liter engine will be equipped as a base variant. The output of this engine has not been sourced out.
Another engine that is likely to be in the option is 2.0 liters turbocharged engine with direct injection. The US models are definitely getting diesel powertrains, and this might not be the case for European models.
A 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox will be used. Both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive configuration should be presented in the option. As to the fuel economy of this SUV, the figures are likely to stay in around 22 mpg in city, 28 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined basis.
Changes and Technologies
This 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is in for a redesign in its exterior body. Several images of its prototype model being tested on the open roads have been leaked, but unfortunately, the prototype model has been heavily camouflaged.
Fortunately, several experts have been able to predict what’s likely to be changed. According to it, its hood has been said to feature a new stylistic approach. Its front fascia will see a bit of change as the headlights will be modified.
Other than this, expect the grille to be more stylish than ever. The same can be expected over its side body as the camouflaged prototype model holds such. New sporty roof rails are definitely going to be incorporated. Its rear fascia is too holding significant changes.
The existing model already possesses a fine interior cabin. This upcoming 2018 Tiguan will offer a lot of space in its cabin making it one of the most comfortable ones.
New functions over the controls in the center console are to be brought. The seats, both front and rear, will be plush with upholstery of high-grade materials. The driver’s instrument gauge will be kept fully digitally. Expect upgrades to the infotainment system as well as the navigation system.
Launch Date and Price
The launch date of this upcoming 2018 VW Tiguan has been scheduled for mid-2017 or even till late 2017. Expect the price of this model to start from $25,000 which will be for its base model.