2018 VW Tiguan: Volkswagen Stretches Its All-new Compact Crossover [Detroit]

2018 vw tiguan crossover
2018 VW Tiguan

Volkswagen unveils the all-new 2018 Tiguan on the eve of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS). The new compact crossover is based on Volkswagen’s modular MQB architecture, which also underpins its bigger brother the VW Atlas. The new Tiguan is 10.7 inches longer than the current US-sold crossover. This stretch offers 57% more cargo room and allows space for a three-row seating configuration.

The new crossover comes with one choice of powertrain, it’s the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder that is rated at 182 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. You can have your 2018 VW Tiguan in either FWD or AWD (Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system) configurations.

The next Tiguan will offer all the latest in safety, driver assistance, and infotainment technologies. Can it get a bigger slice of the compact crossover market in the United States? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned for TFLcar’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and more debuts from Volkswagen.

Check out this video of the new Tiguan straight from the Detroit show: