The second generation of Volkswagen Tiguan is ready to be presented worldwide. It is a brand new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. It has recently debuted at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Allspace model represents a long-wheel version of Tiguan which was made to fulfill the needs and demands of particularly American market.
The previous model has received a minor makeover in 2011, so it was time for some changes. Because of longer wheelbase, New Tiguan will now also have a third row with two seats. First-class design, elegant and spacious cabin and an excellent power will make it perfect for those who love adventures. It is great for any weather conditions and very stable. Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander will be its main competitors.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace powertrain
There are many speculations about the engine which will power the new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. However, it is said that it is going to be offered with both petrol and diesel units. The engine options will depend on a market. So, for US costumers, we will see only one option. It will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI turbocharged engine with direct injection. This one will be able to produce 184 horses and 221 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. As for the drivetrain, front-wheel drive system will be standard. But it will be offered with all-wheel drive too.
For the European market, new Tiguan will offer even eight types of engines to choose. There will be a choice between four TSI gasoline and four TDI turbodiesel units. AWD and FWD will be offered in Europe too.
Design of exterior and interior
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will show numerous changes. Although it will ride on the same MQB platform, it will have longer wheelbase than its predecessor for 4.4 inches. As for the exterior design, it will receive sleeker and modern lines. The body will look more aggressive than before. It will feature new radiator grille with chrome strips. We will see new headlamps with LED daytime running lights too. The whole design will be more refined and very elegant. The 17-inch alloy wheels will be standard. However, 119-inch alloy wheels will be available too. Moreover, it will be offered with some new color shades.
Speaking of the interior, because of the increased wheelbase, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will have more space inside. It will be able to place up to seven passengers. As well, cargo space will be significantly increased this time. The sliding second row will make the access to the third row much easier. The dashboard will look simple and classy. It will feature an 8-inch touchscreen display and new digital instrument cluster. New Tiguan will come with navigation system, dual zone climate control, an available panoramic sunroof, premium audio system etc. Safety will be on the highest level. Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning are just some of the features included.
Release date and price
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace should be launched later this year. We assume that it will be sometime in late summer. The price is expected to be at around $30,000.