The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan was a traffic-stopper when it made its debut at the January 2017 North American International Auto show in Detroit. It earned raves as an exceptionally well-engineered entry in the industry’s fastest-growing segment: the compact SUV class.
The new Tiguan is built on Volkswagen’s award-winning Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, which allows for a wider, lower stance than the previous Tiguan model and sedan-like ride comfort; an impressive 26-degree approach angle; and a lower lift-in height for the tailgate than the 2017 model. Tiguan maintains its VW DNA though with clean, timeless design and sharp, strong exterior character lines.
What’s on the Inside Counts, Too
The new 2018 Tiguan five-seater is 10.7 inches longer than the 2017 model and has up to 50 percent more cargo space with second row folded. It features flexible seating for five with 40:20:40 second-row seats that slide back and forth up to seven inches — and recline, too. An available third-row seat means Tiguan can seat up to seven.
Premium materials, including a rhombus-patterned cloth (upgrades to leatherette and leather available) and a Napa leather steering wheel and gearshift knob add to the new Tiguan’s allure. A new palette of exterior and interior colors combine with available 8-way power driver’s seat, available heated front seats, and an available heated steering wheel. An available panoramic sunroof brightens the interior, and the available foot-activated power liftgate makes loading easy.
Focused on Technology
The 2018 Tiguan is the most high-tech Tiguan yet. Its available 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display lets you configure the dash to put the data you choose front and center for easy viewing. Plus, Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect1 offers smartphone integration for compatible devices with access to select apps right from the touchscreen.
Driver Assistance technology includes available features such as:
- Adaptive Cruise Control upgraded for use in stop-and-go traffic2
- Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) with Pedestrian Monitoring2
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert2
- Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), which will help steer the car to help keep it in the correct lane if the vehicle senses you drifting into another lane without using the turn signal.2
With refined style and comfort; a luxurious, flexible, and roomy cabin; and the latest in technology, the new 2018 Tiguan is sure to set a new benchmark in the compact SUV segment.