This is the first photo of the all-new US-specs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB. The production model is spotted in Arizona, and looks a little bit different for the Chinese model, which is already introduced. As a matter of fact, the only change is a longer wheelbase, so the interesting crossovers features longer rear doors and more space inside.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Styling and Specs
In addition, to the extended rear doors, the US 2018 VW Tiguan sports a larger rear window and longer roof, which makes the crossover more flat and less dynamic. If you enter inside, you will find the additional row for siting. Yes, this compact SUV is becoming a seven seats compact SUV, and no we don’t like it at all. Why? Well, we don’t have the official specifications, yet the wheelbase should be longer for 4.3 inches, so there is no way that there will be enough space in the third row. Moreover, this will reduce the second row, so you will get nothing. Still, on the other hand, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB is rumored to have better standard equipment, which includes an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto compatibility and Apple CarPlay.
In contrast to the overseas model that will have a wide range of engine options, the US-specs 2018 VW Tiguan LWB will use just a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit with 184 horsepower. The engine will be paired to a standard FWD and optional 4MOTION AWD. Except of the gasoline option, the North American drivers will likely get a hybrid model, while there is a small chance to see a diesel unit.
Arrival and Price
This 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB is specially made for the US drivers, but this doesn’t mean that the carmaker won’t offer it worldwide. On the contrary, the long wheelbase vehicle will definitely hit all markets, and the starting price will be around $23K.