It's based on the same MQB architecture but with a new wheelbase of 109.9 inches, the US model is 4.4 inches longer than the model sold in Europe. Specification is said to be enhanced over the five-seat model, though the engine line-up is likely to be nearly identical including 2.0-litre TDI options for European markets.
Following months of speculations and spy shots, Volkswagen has officially revealed the long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan.
Each model will also feature the latest touch-screen infotainment system, and a raft of safety assistance features such as lane keeping assist, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, smartphone integration and a head-up display.
In fact, the new Tiguan can even be had with a third-row of seats.
The large crossover named the Tiguan Allspace sticks true to the name by offering a whole lot of space to work with.
The new Tiguan is based on the same Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture as the Atlas.
"The new Tiguan demonstrates how we plan to give American customers the usability and versatility they demand without sacrificing style or Volkswagen's trademark driving dynamics", said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen. The second-row bench can slide forward and back and has a 40:20:40 split capability. Every detail of the Tiguan has been thoughtfully engineered for our United States customers to maximise space and convenience, while retaining its performance, agility, and value.
Volkswagen's first seven-seat Tiguan will go on sale before summer 2017.
Power for the new SUV will come courtesy of an updated 2.0 liter, 184 horsepower, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the all-new Tiguan is equipped with a refreshed design featuring a rhombus pattern for the cloth seats as well as an optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Display the provides a reconfigurable display of key data and the ability to position navigation data front and center for easy viewing.
With fresh styling, the latest tech, and much more room, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is poised to finally break through in the U.S. market. Should a collision happen, the Tiguan will offer automatic post-collision braking to prevent a second one.