The American crossover market is about to get another redesigned mid-size member soon. Namely, the second generation of a popular Tiguan has been planned to hit the roads as a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line model. Ever since the concept was dropped at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the fans have been eagerly waiting to see what exterior and interior updates as well as engine options this German carmaker will reveal this time.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the most interesting feature for its fans will definitely be the size. According to the information our team has hot, the wheelbase of the new Tiguan will be up to 10 inches longer thanks to its new MBQ modular platform it will be based on. This certainly promises more space and comfort inside the cabin, but also its larger cargo capacity. This platform will be shared with model such as the Audi Q7 and A3. The overall impression that you will get is that the new Tiguan appears wider, lower and more muscular. Its sharper lines and edges will definitely improve its modern and dynamic appearance. The front fascia will undergo some minor refreshments in terms of grille, LED headlights and bigger air intake. Its styling has even been compared to the full-size Atlas. The new VW Tiguan should probably be standing on 17-inch aluminum wheels as standard, but the equipment you get will depend on the trim level you choose.
The interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan will provide two rows of comfortable seats, but a rumor has it that this model might even offer the third row as optional. If that comes true, this modern and spacious cabin will be able to perfectly accommodate up to seven adult passengers. Be that as it may, even the base model will provide a lot of headroom and legroom as well as the space for your cargo due to its longer wheelbase. The carmaker will use only the premium-quality materials to furnish the cabin and cover the seats. The steering wheel will be heated and leather-wrapped. Besides an 8.0-inch information display, you will get a 12.3-inch touch-screen with the latest infotainment system. When it comes to safety systems and driver assist features, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, pedestrian monitoring, forward collision warning and parking camera system are just some of the included.
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan will probably come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that hits up to 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this model will offer a front-wheel drive as standard and an optional all-wheel drive system.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Release Date and Price
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan should probably be released in summer 2018, but the exact date has not been announced yet. You should expect the price of around $26,000 for the base model.