Volkswagen could feature its 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid edition next year at the North American International Auto Show. The new hybrid Tiguan benefits from a 10.7-inch increase in length as well as a 7.4-inch wheelbase extension. Furthermore, it combines a considerably improved cargo room with an optional third-row seating for two cubs.
The Tiguan hybrid uses the MQB modular components designed by the Volkswagen Group for large-scale use earlier this decade. Since 2012, the company has used this versatile platform to build and sell 28 models and 4.6 million vehicles for its brand. Volkswagen’s expert arborist named Ferdinand Piech masterminded this flexible platform, which has resulted in a plush family series of products.
2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid – Will Ride on the Popular MQB platform
The 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid shares the same MQB platform with the prominent VW Atlas. Nevertheless, it will have a significantly extended wheelbase that can adopt the 3rd-row seat. Volkswagen engineers have stretched the length of the inbound Tiguan to 185.2 inches, and the car rides on 109.9-inch long wheelbase. Its length adds around 10.7 inches more while the long-wheelbase adds nearly 4.4 inches more than the current Tiguan.
The revised Volkswagen Tiguan’s dimensions are now aligned with other cars like the Toyota Highlander. Also, it will come in a 3-row, 7-seat configuration that suits all large families.
The interior features of the updated vehicle include fresh materials, new instrument cluster, overhauled infotainment system, and revised safety features.
Tech and Safety
The 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid gets equipped with an eight-inch center display packed with a lot of Car-net tech elements. The supposed features comprise Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, as well as Mirror Link compatibility. We will also have a heated steering wheel, sliding 2nd-row seats, premium Fender sound system, dual-zone climate control, and eight-power with heated seats. Also available in this model is a 12.3-inch configurable virtual cockpit.
Volkswagen Group includes an array of safety features, such as a standard rear parking camera and automatic post-collision braking. Other safety elements cover the likes of adaptive cruise control, surround-view system, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. The lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring will become available.
2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid – Under the Hood
The new VW Tiguan Hybrid carries a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine coupled with undisclosed electric motors and a 12.4-kWh battery pack. Together will have a total output of 221-horsepower. This vehicle is set to utilize the Aisin eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Volkswagen is yet to disclose the EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid. However, rumor has it that the regular Tiguan gets the front-wheel-drive by default while the Hybrid version gets 4Motion AWD with Active Control System and four distinct driving modes. The Tiguan hybrid is a secret thing at the moment, but we strive to unearth more info in the next few weeks.
2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid – MSRP and Expected Release Date
Based on what our sources say, the 2018 VW Tiguan Hybrid is likely to arrive at the dealers in the first half of next year. The base Tiguan model will sell for approximately $26,000, whereas the hybrid version could cost anything beyond $35,000.