The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is back for an all new model year, something that was long overdue before it premiered at this years’ NAIAS. The brand-new model receives some major updates that specifically cater to the North American market. These improvements will certainly help the Tiguan and make it more compatible on the jam-packed crossover market.
A major improvement compared to the previous generation is the increase in size. The new Tiguan adds 10.7 inches from head-to-toe as well as the much needed third row to equate 185.2 inches in length. That places it right between the Nissan Rogue and the GMC Acadia, when solely taking length into account.
The overall design of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is rather understated, which is not that surprising given that it lifts a number of features from the Atlas. The new model is characterized by defined lines, LED daytime running lights, a slim grille, and a set of five-spoke wheels maintain. Furthermore, the approach angle is listed at 26 degrees, which would give the Tiguan some off-roading capabilities, but certainly incomparable with the 4Runner for an example.
Thanks to all the increase in size, the cabin becomes much roomier, although that brand-new third row is so cramped that anyone but small children dare not try and squeeze themselves in there. The interior design is conservative yet classy. The seats are upholstered with white leather, while the rest of the cabin features some nice trims and a shapely dashboard design that incorporates a new high resolution touchscreen. Moreover, there are a bevy of high-tech options. There is an infotainment system packed with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even MirrorLink compatibility.
Some noteworthy safety features include a post-collision braking system, that will from now on come as standard, while a full automatic emergency braking system and adaptive cruise control with stop and go abilities will be optional.
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Engine and Powertrain
Under the hood, you will find a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine that has the ability to create up to 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This is, unfortunately, the only engine option for now. The power is sent through an 8-speed automatic transmission to either the front wheels. However, there is an 4Motion all-wheel drive system that you can choose. This system comes with a control lever with four driving modes for on- and off-road use.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Release Date and Price
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is yet to receive an official release date. However, it is expected to reach the showrooms by the end of the year. The pricing for the outgoing model vary from $25,860 to $37,340 and we expect the 2018 model to go cost roughly the same. Although, we are still waiting for the official information and these are only our predictions.
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