With Tiguan Volkswagen entered in crossover SUV, but entry was quiet late in 2007 and remained failure in U.S. due to high price and less competitive to Honda CR-V and Toyota RAVA4 and this can be reason 2018 is to see next generation of Tiguan.
This version of Tiguan comes up with 3.1 inches larger wheelbase compare to older version and will have more space at rear seat. 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder is to produce 180 hp and Volkswagen is also planning turbo diesel with front or all wheel drive system. Ajustable chasis is to include off road setting, which will control wheelspin remain useful in adverse conditions also includes Hill descent control.
U.S. model is to have eight speed automatic while Europe will have 2.0 TSI engine with seven speed dual clutch automatic which will make responsive and pleasant powertrain but fails in area of performance where it took 7.5 seconds to touch 60 mph with a top speed of 130 mph. VW expects diesel to be popular in Europe.
Similar to Mazda CX-5 , Tiguan will be most sporty entrant in this segment.Tiguan will be lighter by 100 pounds to its predecessor, fine tuned chasis makes it more comfortable in cornering and long trips. Power steering being electrically assisted do not provide natural feel and seems overboosted at low speed, while is more non-artificial at higher speeds.Tiguan interior uses quality material.
Three trim levels S,SE and SEL along with R-Line package will be offered by company. Digital cluster will be available in European models while all trim level is to have same configurables. Broad navigation map on ultra modern display will be key part for Tiguan to prove. Other features as LED taillights, optional LED headlights.
European spec has all materials to make it to top of class due to rich materials, design as per taste and upmarket features, though VW needs to offer more using higher technologies and convenience features.